Moving Your WordPress Installation

I’ve been reading post after post about people switching web hosts to get more storage, bandwidth, control panel awesomeness, setra-setra. I felt left out. So I joined HostMonster. I won’t bore you with all the stats, but let’s just say I’m probably getting more bang for my buck than you.

All I’ll say is that I now have 1.5 TB of storage. That’s more than twice as much storage as I have between all my hard drives combined. For $5.95 per month.

Uh oh, what have I become?

Here’s why I’m posting about this. I’m not trying to brag, I’m trying to help your sorry butt. Changing web hosts scared me because of all the DNS and FTP intricacies. Plus I had to move my installation of WordPress, which you may have noticed if you tried to access my blog earlier today.

After a phone call to my new host, online chatting with the new and the old host, a phone call to my old host, 2 support tickets with the old host, and reading 7 or 8 WordPress FAQs, I finally figured out how to get everything working.

So, I’d like to take this opportunity to reach out to the community. If you have recently been thinking about changing web hosts but were too scared to go through with it, like I was, then I’m here to tell you to go for it. If you have any questions about moving your WordPress installation in particular, I can be of some assistance. There were a few things that I had to do that were not so easy to find in the WordPress FAQs and forums, which may come in handy to you.

Oh, and if you need a place to store everything in your entire life ever created, let me know and I’ll divvy out some storage to you. Shoot.

The Gimcracker

Hi, I'm a person who blogs on the Internet and does not have a Facebook or Twitter account. It's like I accepted all new technology up to and including blogging, but then I rejected anything that came along after that. I am Social Media Amish.