How to Move Your Website to a New Host

If you run a website–whether it’s a small, personal site dedicated to a hobby or interest, or a larger site that you use to promote your work or sell a product–there may come a time when you want to move it. Your site may have outgrown your current hosting plan, you may be disappointed in the service or support of your hosting provider, or you may simply want to change because you’ve found a better price.

My website, Kirkville, recently started outgrowing its hosting plan. With traffic reaching around 250,000 page views a month, I hit the limit of what my provider could support with standard, shared hosting. All it would take was one article that got a lot of traction, and the site could be overloaded. In addition, my previous host had a server problem back in February, which kept my site offline for about 36 hours, and I was unhappy with their support. So, I decided it was time to move.

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2 thoughts on “How to Move Your Website to a New Host

  1. I am in the throws of that misery myself . . . my Drupal web site has outgrown it’s bounds, and is being orphaned by Drupal. Now the original developers who did the site and have maintained it for over 5 years are no longer doing Drupal. They just smile and say “Sorry we cannot help you” . . . I have absolutely no skills whatsoever in Drupal or SQL so am helpless myself . . . developers I approach for ‘estimates’ glass over with big dollar marks in their eyes . . . one wants $30,000 to move the site and install the “Mobile Friendly” versions so Google doesn’t crucify me. I’m close to throwing in and just saying “screw it” and close down all together. 🙁

  2. I am in the throws of that misery myself . . . my Drupal web site has outgrown it’s bounds, and is being orphaned by Drupal. Now the original developers who did the site and have maintained it for over 5 years are no longer doing Drupal. They just smile and say “Sorry we cannot help you” . . . I have absolutely no skills whatsoever in Drupal or SQL so am helpless myself . . . developers I approach for ‘estimates’ glass over with big dollar marks in their eyes . . . one wants $30,000 to move the site and install the “Mobile Friendly” versions so Google doesn’t crucify me. I’m close to throwing in and just saying “screw it” and close down all together. 🙁

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