And let me start by telling you that with Liquid Web’s managed WordPress hosting, my site is a whole lot faster.(NOT an affiliate link.)
But that’s not even the best part. The best part is how this move made me feel.
I felt relief. Excitement. Hope.
All that just from moving my website again? Those are the actual emotions I felt while relocating my business website for the second time in five months?
Let me start with how easy it was this time in order for me to move my WordPress website. My website had been on Rainmaker Platform for years and years, at least that is, until I moved my site to Siteground shared hosting around five months ago.
It could NOT have taken me less time to complete this migration from my old WordPress installation on Siteground’s Shared Hosting over to my new WordPress installation on Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress hosting.
Exact replica of my website was moved from my WordPress installation on Siteground over to my WordPress installation with Liquid Web’s managed WordPress hosting.
That’s because Liquid Web has a free WordPress plugin that, using BlogVault, makes a copy of your WordPress website on their servers.
This is accomplished by my clicking a button, followed by spending a few minutes watching a screen walk me through each step of the process. As it completed the process for me.
No duplicate entries to delete.
No images or files were left out of the transfer.
Both of which happened to me when moving my site from Rainmaker Platform over to Siteground’s shared hosting product.
This time, it was just done.
In a matter of moments, a HUGE item, was checked off of my to-do list.
To spread my excitement, I’m going to make your transition even a little bit easier for you.
My process for getting new sites setup in Liquid Web’s managed WordPress hosting
- Let’s configure a new website in MWH’s dashboard (screenshot below)
- Add Liquid Web migration plugin to the WordPress website you’re moving from.
- Migrate the WordPress website from your domain name on your current hosting over to the temporary url for your WordPress website with Liquid Web. Example in the image below.
- Go to DNS, I use I Want My Name, to point the domain to your new WordPress site on Liquid Web’s MWH, you need to add an “A” record.
This means your nameservers for your domain will need to be hosted by whomever you use to manage your domain. And then you will want to add the “A” record using the IP address found on your MWH dashboard (the picture at the top of this page).
For me, it’s IWantMyName.com, for some clients it’s GoDaddy. There are many other options, wherever you bought your domain from is typically where you manage it.
- Activate the plugins added to your website to optimize your site performance (speed). If I counted correctly, there are eight plugins.
- Activate iThemes Sync for your website, yes it’s included for each site you have on your account for managed WordPress hosting by Liquid Web.