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Old 10-15-2013, 04:12 PM
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WordPress hosting

I have a blog on Blogger, which is a few months old. I am thinking about transferring it to WordPress and wondered where I should host it.

I have my own domain and RSS feeds redirected to feedburner.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:18 PM
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First could we clarify something please:

Are you talking about going to a self hosted instance of Wordpress from wordpress.org or are you thinking of moving to wordpress.com?

I personally prefer the self hosted instance which I have installed myself (opposed to pushing a button to install it via your hosting control panel).
 
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:28 PM
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Thanks for the reply, HTMLBasicTutor

I'm open with either option at this point, as I'm not sure what's involved with the self-hosted. I have a lot of IT background, but little in the area of HTML/Web-site development.

I don't think the initial setup would be an issue, just wondered how much work it will be to maintain the WordPress piece.
 
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:43 PM
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To use a self hosted instance of Wordpress you install yourself you will need to start with:
  • A domain name.
  • Web hosting that supports PHP and MySQL.
  • To set up a database where the posts and pages are stored.
  • FTP software to upload the Wordpress package to your webspace.
Seeing you said you are in IT I don't think you will find this difficult to setup.

Wordpress comes with an HTML editor (looks like word processor) for you to create the posts and pages with.
 
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:05 PM
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I have new-design client who was adamant about keeping their hosting account with HostPapa. I was a little unsure about the one-click WP install available with that host, as every other install I've done has been with our regular hosting facility and done as outlined in HTML's post. But it worked. It was quick, and turned out to be a reliable install too.
 
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:18 AM
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You Can opt for WpEngine, Dreamhost, Jaguarpc they are some of the best wordpress hosting provider.
 
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:41 AM
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If you want to move it from blogger to WordPress you can host it in wordpress..com site and host it. But your RSS will not work, so my suggestion is to create a new one and host it in wordpress.
 
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:12 AM
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If you want to move it from blogger to WordPress you can host it in wordpress..com site and host it. But your RSS will not work, so my suggestion is to create a new one and host it in wordpress.
Why use the free wordpress.com software when the thread creators has his own domain and is looking to have full control of his blog?

Got any web hosts to recommend?
 
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:45 PM
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@Shamatae
WordPress is easy to manage, but you need to spend few quality hours to learn and get used to it...
Importing from BlogSpot to WordPress is easy, and all you need is to:

Buy hosting from a reliable hosting (Bluehost , Hostgator)
Use WordPress inbuilt importer to import BlogSpot blog to WordPress.
Change WordPress permalink to match it to BlogSpot permalink (Settings > Permalink) ( /%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html)
Use Blogger permalink fix plugin to fix permalink
Watch free WordPress learning videos from Youtube.com and enjoy blogging.
 
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I like SolarVPS myself. Awesome support and really fast servers.
 
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I have Interacted with a lot of Hosting Companies..
Most of them are Good... Now it depends on your Budget...
Cheap and Good for the Starting i recommend - Hostmantis.com
if you can specd around 8$ the Hostgator and Bluehost are consider as great.
And if your Budget is around 30$ per month then Check out for Synthesis and WPengine...
so this is my small list from cheap to best.... but customer service is the best for all...good reply and proper response....

Am on BlueHost just going ti buy another hosting pack from webhostinghub for my test site...
they looks good, but i have never tried them so want to give them a try...reason is simple...Hostmantis, Hostgator, BlueHost...Most of the hosting companies are Allowing Adult content which might effect our site as we are sharing same ip.
and as per the conversation from webhostinghub they said they dont allow adult content...

And yes all this review is for Shared Hosting...
cheers
 
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Hostgator and Bluehost this are my top 2 for sure.
 
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:41 AM
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Hostgator and Bluehost this are my top 2 for sure.
What makes these 2 so special besides the costs of the shared hosting account?
 
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