I did an extensive write up yesterday on my recent experience of moving this site to a new host and want to share it with all of you who might use WordPress as well. I did subsequently move it back again but that is the subject of another story later.
I was impressed and surprised by how easy it was to actually get the site up and running each time.
There comes a time you may have to leave one web host for another. No matter the reason the idea of relocating an entire website – especially one that has been online for sometime – can seem very daunting. With a WordPress based site – I found it easier than expected – way easier.
My WindowsObserver.com website has 1,100 posts, 9 pages, 4 categories, 2,436 comments, uses 17 widgets, and has 35 active plug-ins. On top of all those elements I use Windows Live Writer to create all of my content and I use a good bit of screenshots and graphics in my posts. As a result I have over 40MB of images (1,100 files) to go along with my 1,100 postings.
The database was over 20MB in size and I had already done some pruning of old options info and tables that I no longer needed so as you might imagine I was nervous about the move.
If you run a WordPress site and would like to get an idea on how this move might go for you please check out the entire story at Web Log Tools Collection.
You can also see my other work there at my WLTC Archive.