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.
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.
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.
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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