Letting my webhost handle the transfer to a new server - good idea? (4 posts)

  1. justkeepblogging
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I moved my blog from wordpress.com to wordpress.org and am not happy with my host. After some research I've found a new host and they have a free transfer offer. They'll move my blog over to their domain and set it up again.

    I have had trouble with the first migration and reading the instructions for moving to a new server it sounds like I might have a problem with this too.

    Is letting the webhost do the transfer a good idea or something I should avoid?

    Thanks for any help you can offer!

  2. Gerald
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It really depends on how knowledgeable the host is on WordPress.

    Generally it is my preference to do it myself as I do some clean up at the same time (i.e. deleting old plugins, database cleanup etc.).

    Just my $0.02 worth.

  3. justkeepblogging
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for your input.

    My site has only been on w.org for a few days so I probably don't have a lot to clean up and I don't even want to go near the database!

    I'm switching to hostgator.com. Does anyone have any experience with them regarding this? They can't possibly know any less than I do.

  4. Gerald
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Probably try and do a search on reviews of few hosting companies.

    I haven't been hosted by them before so I cannot accurately comment on that.

    You can also try emailing their support and judge from their replies.

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