In the history books of my website there are many written pages. Since the beginning of “blogging” (well, more technology testing and tasting at the past) my website moved around the globe. I started with a small hosting at Amazon AWS, with an EC2 compute instance, some storage and Cloudfrount CDN. That worked very well for me, but only for about a year or two. I then moved to another provider, one that is specialized in WordPress hosting. That pleased me very much because i like WordPress as a blogging software since i started with my website.
The guys at this new hoster moved all my content from Amazon to their hosting. And because they are Cloudflare partner, i came the first time in touch with greater scale website security, performance and content distribution networks, and that free of charge. Also this hosting went very well, but also just for about two years. It didn’t help the performance when the hoster is located in Canada and myself, and also most of my visitors, are located in Europe.
So there was another change in planning phase. I wanted to bring my content closer to my location and my readers. I decided to move my website back to a Swiss hoster. All the security and performance things i learned with Cloudflare i took with me, and my website was still under protection even at this new hoster. That worked well for me. But there were unfortunately some outtages i cannot explain. Sometimes my website was offline just some minutes, sometimes longer. I can’t explain why, we didn’t find out.
So again, i planned another move of my website, and again to a hoster which is specialized on WordPress hosting. I moved my website to Siteground.com. The guys there also moved all of my content to their servers, and helped my a lot with setting things up properly. And there were a lot of things i wanted, like SSL, redirects and many other things. We had a lot of support chat sessions, did a lot of testing and checks until my website was up and running. But the effort was worth it. My site now runs fine and stable. And if there is any issue, i just open a support ticket, and few minutes later my problem is even solved or they ask for more information via live chat.
Now my website runs at Siteground.com with a GoGeek plan which is crafted for WordPress geeks like me 😉
If you’d like to start also a new website hosting, or if you’re thinking about to move your existing website to another hoster, why not have a look here?
Siteground hosting starts at $3.95 per month. Thats great to begin. If you want more, as i did (i always want more when it is about webhosting, but that’s me, i’m a geek…) there are also other plans which suit your needs. If you like the price and you’re good to go for a new hosting partner, then there are only few steps to make.
Siteground does not only WordPress hosting, but also Joomla and Magento. You can get shared hostings, cloud hosting or even dedicated servers. They have everything you need and i’m sure you find something that suits your needs.
1. Choose your hosting plan
SiteGround has three plans and you can sign for any of them with a great discount through my affiliate link (in the logo above).
- The StartUp plan is perfect for people with one website that are starting now
- The GrowBig plan is a great value for money offer, including the option for multiple websites and the SuperCacher that greatly improves a WordPress and Joomla website speed
- The GoGeek plan is perfect for people with e-commerce and larger sites, or more geeky development needs like staging and GIT integration
All plans include free domain registration.
Step 2. Choosing Domain
As mentioned above, free domain registration is included in the SiteGround hosting service. So choose a domain name, or take your existing domain to Siteground.
Step 3. Review and Complete
The advertised discount applies to any of the initial periods chosen during the sign up process.
I know i did some marketing. Don’t blame me for that. I wouldn’t promote any thing i can’t stand behind. If you’re planning to start a new website or move your exsting one to a new hoster, give it a try with Siteground. The support is superb, fast and the guys there have deep knowledge of hosting technology. Most of the issues are solved in one shot. If not, then they ask for more information and then it’s done.