WordPress Migrating from Windows to Godaddy Hosting – How to Get It Done Right
I was reading an interesting post by the folks over at WP Migrate and decided to give it a try. I use WordPress quite a bit for blogging and never really cared for the Windows hosting that they recommended. So while I was skeptical, I figured I would give it a try and see what all the ruckus was about. Well, let me tell you — it was definitely worth it!
What Is WP Migrate?
If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I don’t tend to recommend any one particular web host when it comes to WordPress hosting. I usually just say that you need to pick one that you feel comfortable with and that has a good rapport with WordPress. So when WP Migrate came along and told me that they could get me hosting with Godaddy for free, I didn’t even need to think twice about it.
WordPress Migrate is a service that will help you to migrate your WordPress blog from the Windows platform to Godaddy hosting. They claim to be the #1 WordPress service in the world, with over 500,000 blogs using their service.
In order to use their service, you have to go through a fairly easy setup process. Once that’s done, you can go to wpmigrate.com and create a new blog. They will give you a free domain and offer you hosting in either a shared or a VPS (virtual private server) configuration. There are also various plans available including a free basic plan that allows you to create two blog entries per day with a total of 20MB of storage space and a free standard plan that gives you unlimited bandwidth, allows you to install one plugin, and gives you a free domain with one blog entry.
Why Should You Migrate To Godaddy?
If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know that I always stress the importance of picking a good web host when setting up a WordPress blog. Just because a host offers great pricing or has a special deal with a popular WordPress plugin doesn’t mean that they are necessarily the best for your needs. You should do a bit of research before you make a decision.
When it comes to web hosts, there are some important qualities to look out for. In order to ensure that your WordPress blog will operate smoothly, you should seek out a host that has all of the necessary requirements in place. One of the primary requirements is the ability to install WordPress. Another important quality to look for is the support that they provide for WordPress users. You also need to make sure that the host has a solid reputation and has been recommended by reputable websites. Finally, make sure that you’re buying a hosting plan that’s suitable for the amount of traffic that you plan on getting. If any of these requirements seem difficult to meet, it might be a good idea to look for another web host.
How Does WP Migrate Work?
Now that you’re hopefully familiar with WP Migrate, it’s time to dive into how exactly they work. When you go to wpmigrate.com and sign up for a new account, they will give you a quick tutorial on how to use WordPress. After you’ve completed the tutorial, they will walk you through the setup process of your new WordPress blog. The setup process takes less than five minutes and requires no technical know-how. Once the process is done, you will be brought to a dashboard where you can start blogging straight away!
One of the best things about WP Migrate is the dashboard. This is where all of the controls for your blog are located. You can easily access the settings for your blog through the WordPress menus. You can quickly modify things like the look of your blog, the plugins that are available, and the backend configuration. As a new user, you’ll also have the option of setting up a quick blog in just a few minutes or creating a more advanced landing page for your product or service.
Things To Keep In Mind
Before we wrap up, let’s discuss a few things to keep in mind if you decide to use WP Migrate. First, this is a free service with no strings attached. So while it’s great that they have a special offer, make sure that you are not getting fooled into thinking that they’re going to provide you with excellent customer service. Second, you are responsible for installing and maintaining the WordPress software on your own. Finally, always keep backups of your important data in case anything goes wrong. WP Migrate cannot and will not be held liable for any damages that may occur from using their service.
Hopefully, you found this post helpful in deciding whether or not to try out WP Migrate. Just remember that while it’s a great option for those looking for an affordable and simple solution, you are responsible for creating a website that handles all of your blog’s technical needs efficiently. Don’t just look at the price of the hosting plan — make sure that you’re buying a service that will be able to provide you with the features that you need. Also, keep in mind that while it’s a great option for beginners, more experienced WordPress users may find that other hosts provide them with more flexibility when it comes to modifying their blogs.