It’s been years since I moved to a new host. But the time has come for us. It wasn’t the slightest reflection on who we had hosted with; we had exceptional service over the years. But a few new variables fell into place, and now BobWP is running smoothly on Liquid Web.
I won’t bore you with every detail, but there were several reasons for the shift. With our focus But with our focus over the last couple of years progressively moving to blogging about eCommerce and monetization, it was a natural partnership to pursue. Fact is, we talk a lot about WooCommerce here. And a lot of our traffic comes from people wanting to learn more about it. So when Liquid Web first offered their WooCommerce Managed Hosting, it was a no-brainer for us to let our readers know.
Of course we never jump on bandwagons. We already recognized the reputation behind Liquid Web’s WordPress managed hosting and were friends with several of the people who work there. I knew it was an excellent product in the WordPress hosting space. So this partnership move was natural for us.
What Was Our Experience Moving to Liquid Web?
Migrating a WordPress site has never ranked high on my favorite things to do. In fact, it has been several years since I was on the services side and helped a client move a site.
We had two sites to move, BobWP and Judy’s author site. So when I was given the choice to use their tools to migrate it myself or to have them do it for me, well, that’s like the dentist asking me if I want anything for the pain. After signing up for my account:
- Sunday afternoon I put in a ticket for migration.
- 15 minutes later, access was requested and it moved forward.
- Early Sunday, evening, I got the email telling me that migration was completed.
- First thing Monday morning, I changed my DNS.
- Propagation took an hour, a URL change and bam, I was on Liquid Web. And here you thought I would give you a long, drawn-out adventure of migration.
Now I must admit there was a tiny hiccup with Judy’s site via an odd redirect. But that was quickly resolved.
Thanks to Jennifer, who did the migration and John, who worked with me to get things up and running the next morning, for their awesome support.
After that painless experience, we are back in business. It’s time to return to blogging and podcasting. You can expect to hear more about our new partner Liquid Web, including a post sharing what you can look forward to with their WordPress managed hosting. Also, Liquid Web is now the sponsor of the Do the Woo podcast, as Brad Williams and I get it back up and running in September.
And if you are looking for that new host for you site, we have an exclusive offer for single site hosting that you will not find on their regular plans. In fact if you go here, you will get 69% off your first three months. And I will guarantee that you will be one happy camper.
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