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How to Move a WordPress Blog to SiteGround

Is your blog slow? Does your blog go down frequently due to server issues? Is your backend vulnerable to security threats? Are you depressed to see high bounce rate? If you answer ‘yes’ to some or all these questions, then it’s time to move your blog to a new host. In this article I will show you why and how to move a blog to SiteGround – my most preferred host.

When It’s Time to Switch to a New Host?

Changing a host is not really an easy task. It involves many steps and requires them to be followed with precautions. But when you begin paying more attention to the performance and security of your blog (your host should be doing that, not you), start spending more time talking to your host’s customer care representatives and less time on publishing new content, you really need a new host.

Switching to a new host

Is Moving to a New Host Is The Last Choice?

No, it shouldn’t be. If your host takes care of your problems, you’re just fine to stick to that host instead of switching here and there. If your host really want customers to stick with them, they will do whatever it takes to solve your issues.

In my experience, SiteGroud has always took care of my complaints and answered my queries – no matter how silly they sounded. I have seen hosts who only seem to spend more money on marketing and less on service.

Why SiteGround Is My Preferred Choice

When you start a blog, you have to go through a lot of steps and choosing right host is one of the most important ones. Most bloggers begin with very low cash in hands (like me) and they can’t really spend too much money on anything. This is why we usually end up choosing cheap service providers.

Before switching to SiteGround, I researched a lot. I read so many reviews of many popular and even unpopular hosts, read hundreds of user-comments to get real-world idea about their service (reviews can be paid and prejudiced, users comments are real-experiences).

After all this, I finally spoke with SiteGround representative over chat. The chat session lasted almost one and a half hour and I asked a number of questions to make sure I was making a right decision.

SiteGround isn’t very cheap (if you consider $3.95/month as costly), none of the well-known hosts is. And trust me, you don’t want a cheap host at all. SiteGround’s price is well-worth in exchange of robust performance and security, use of latest technologies and most importantly – a friendly staff ready to help you out.

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SiteGround Features and Benefits

If you need more reasons to move your blogs to SiteGround, let me present a few of them here.

  • Better page load time.
  • Better performance.
  • Professional suit of tools to improve performance. Includes in-house caching tool – SuperCacher, for example.
  • Uses latest technologies: All plans include SSD drives, NGINX web server technology and support for CloudFlare.
  • Supports HTTP/2 and free SSL certificates using Let’s Encrypt.
  • Up to date security, patches vulnerabilities quickly.
  • Data centers in US, London, Amsterdam and Singapore.
  • Friendly staff. Quick response over phone, chat and email.
  • First reply to support tickets is made in about 8 minutes.
  • Easy-to-understand plans, 30 Days money back guarantee on all plans.
  • One free domain with every plan.
  • Free website migration with GrowBig and GoGeek plans.
  • Hassle free website migrations and they’re good at it. (SiteGround receives about 3000 migration requests each month!)
  • And many more features.
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How to Move a Blog to SiteGround

After you have decided to move your blog(s) to SiteGround, you just need to do two things. Buy hosting, and request migration. That’s it. Everything else is covered by SiteGround itself.

Step 1: Buy Hosting

SiteGround offers three hosting plans: StartUp, GrowBig and GoGeek.

The StartUp plan costs $3.95/month and should be your choice if you own one blog and don’t plan to add more in near future.

GrowBig costs $7.95/month and offers 20GB space and multiple sites can be hosted. Choose GrowBig if you have multiple sites or you’re planning to add more soon.

GoGeek costs $14.95/month and is most suitable for you if you need more space and a bunch of extra features. In most cases, GrowBig is the perfect choice.

SiteGround Hosting Plans

Whatever plan you choose, just start a chat session with Siteground staff, and they will guide you with everything. Choose the plan and pay for it. That’s it.

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Step 2: Perform/Request Site Migration

Site migration is free with GrowBig and GoGeek plans. If you don’t know how to migrate your sites to new host, you should leave it with your new host.

This is why I prefer SiteGround’s GrowBig and GoGeek plans. You just need to request the site migration and SiteGround will transfer your whole cPanel account along with whole data -just the way it is.

For this to happen, you can request the same during your chat session, and the staff member will create a ticket for you. You will need to provide your cPanel username and password so the cPanel data can be cloned as it is.

It may take about 24 hours After the site migration is complete, all you need to do is to make changes in your DNS entries and you’re good to go. Everything remains the same. Except crappy performance of your previous host.

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How to Move a Blog to SiteGround:Summary

Moving to SiteGround is a fairly easy task. All you need to do is to buy a shared hosting plan best suitable for you, and request website migration. SiteGround team will take care of all your hassles.

I’m sure you will love SiteGround as much as I do, after you switch to them. If you need more details or are in dilemma whether move your blogs or not, you can directly contact their staff and get your queries sorted out.

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