I’ve used Godaddy for years. I buy my domains there and pay for them to host my site. My friend Tony helped me set up my website back in 2016. He showed me the cheap little hacks to get my own economy Linux hosting with Cpanel. (Whatever THAT means).
I soon discovered I had a very complicated dashboard I could use if I learned more about coding, PHP and other tech topics. However, I could still use my lovely wordpress dashboard for all the content and design fun I was used to.
Life was good. I had entered the blogging world.
SEO & WordPress Things
Eventually, in my professional life, I started work doing SEO for eCommerce websites. I learned a little bit more about servers and how web hosts can impact larger scale sites. Sort of. I’m still learning about this topic.
I also started digging in more and more to WordPress. I attended Wordcamp one year. Then I started going to a local WP meetup. During one meetup, Ian Svoboda gave a presentation on web hosts. He talked about what you should look for and what to expect.
He also mentioned he had a web host company he started that worked exclusively with WordPress clients. A company that focused on the content management system I used?! Sounds pretty cool.
After the presentation, I asked for Ian’s help with some spam comments on my site. In true developer style, he clicked around for a few minutes and found a quick solve!
Because I’ve been putting more effort into my site and trying to figure out how to monetize it, I thought having a better host might help. So I reached out to Ian. I decided to switch to his company, TitanHost.io. The did the site migration which took maybe a few hours.
We had to switch some new image settings following the migration to be able to upload new media again. Titanhost used my wordpress and godaddy info to safely migrate my site. All I had to do was wait a little.
After such a smooth transition, I decided to attempt a migration myself.
You can read about that debaucle in another post!