We recently published a post on how to migrate WordPress hosting, but for many users migrating WordPress hosting is a technically challenging process.
Most bloggers who initially used inexpensive hosting or shared hosting when they started blogging (as we advised here), may now have reached a level of success which calls for more advanced hosting. However, due to a lack of technical knowledge, they continue to rely on free or cheap hosting which may present issues regarding a lack of advanced resources or frequent downtime.
In today’s post, we will have a look at one of the best-shared hosting services which will allow you to migrate your WordPress blog for free to their hosting service.
Hostgator, one of the best-shared hosting services for WordPress, is not free, but it does offer quality hosting for a very reasonable price. One of the best features offered by Hostgator is its customer service, a very important feature of any service. In addition to their commitment to excellent customer service, Hostgator offers free WordPress hosting transfer, making the transfer to their service even more compelling. They offer this service so that new customers can move from their old hosting service to Hostgator with minimum stress and hassle.
, however, here are some of the facts you should consider where Hostgator’s free web-hosting migration is concerned:
Facts about Hostgator’s free web-hosting migration:
Hostgator allows free migration for your main domain. It does not matter if it is a WordPress blog or a static website, they will migrate your blog for free.
Upgrade your package:
If you are an existing customer, you can upgrade your hosting package to a higher level. For example, if you have the Hatchling plan, you can upgrade to the Baby plan or the Business Hostgator plan, and ask them to migrate it for free.
Migrating multiple WordPress blogs/websites:
If you have more than one blog to migrate, you can get in touch with Hostgator customer care before you sign up with them, and negotiate a deal to buy their hosting service if they are willing to handle the migration of more than one website.
Having said that, you should be aware that when Hostgator’s customer care handles your WordPress hosting migration, some common issues you may encounter are:
- Images not uploading
- Cache not working
- WP-DB Manager plugin not working
- Odd character WordPress issues
These are issues which they are supposed to handle, but because they follow traditional migration methods, (such as migrating databases and moving WordPress content folders), they can easily miss some of these features.
Do let us know if you prefer Hostgator over other shared hosting services, or if you prefer some other hosting service which you believe is comparable to Hostgator.