Migrating web hosts is normally a pain in the arse.
You have to set up the new web hosting account, move your files, configure the database, change your DNS, and hope it all works. If it doesn’t, your website is broken.
I recommend two web hosts: WP Engine for managed WordPress hosting, and SiteGround for general WordPress or other websites. WP Engine has a nice automated migration plugin for WordPress sites – you can read my case study in using it and see how it works.
SiteGround is normally a manual migration process, but for the next week they have a killer migration deal:
- SiteGround’s staff will perform the migration, ensuring you don’t have downtime
- They’ll compensate you for up to six months’ of of your previous hosting contract
- They’ll transfer your domain for free, and include a one year renewal of your domain name registration at no cost
Your website is the cornerstone of your photography’s online presence.
If your site is slow, your current host’s support is less than helpful, or you find yourself frustrated by downtime, there’s no better time to move to a better host than right now. SiteGround is reasonably priced, technically solid, and has competent, efficient technical support.
Sign up with SiteGround before September 11th to get solid hosting and a smooth migration experience. What could be better than having experts take care of your migration for free?