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I started my own blog at blogger.com last 2010. Back then I did not know what blogging really was. It was all personal and nothing more than posting personal experiences. I did not know that many people made a decent living out from blogging. Last October 2012, I decided to move my blog to a different platform. I planned it to become a self-hosted WordPress blog.
What do I need to move my blog to a self-hosted WordPress?
I need a hosting provider that is reliable and trustworthy. A hosting provider that offer 24/7 support whenever I have problems and issues with my account. I selected HostGator as my hosting provider. My experience is great. The support team was there to help me solved my problem regarding the migration. More so, I have discovered some important reasons why you should choose Hostgator too.
Spend money to make money.
During the process, I met a friend and he told me that one should spend money to make money. If you are serious, you must allocate some fund to kick-start your online business, whether it’s blogging, affiliate marketing, etc. In order to look and sound professional, you must add some premium touch to it.
HostGator may sound expensive, yet the services you get for the hosting plan is doubled or tripled. I experienced working with a HostGator cpanel before I started using it on my own blog. That’s why I am confident that I have invested my money for a good project.
What do I get with my Hostgator hosting?
I get a cpanel. It is user friendly, and I know anyone can use it with ease. What’s superb with the cpanel? You can install WordPress easily. Installing WordPress can be done in just few clicks of your mouse, without manually downloading it. I will be precise below with the good stuff I get:
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- Unlimited Domain Hosting
- Unlimited Subdomains
- Unlimited Parked Domains
- Unlimited FTP accounts
- Unlimited Email accounts
- $100 Google Adwords credit
- Shared SSL
- 24×7 live support
- Super Easy WordPress Installation
Let me share my best experience with the support team.
I used a custom domain when I was running my blog at blogger.com. I syndicated articles for backlinks at several article directories. I have bookmarked some of my link for the same purpose. I did not want to waste it by changing anything on the structure of my blog post or page URL. Blogger blog ends with html, and self-hosted WordPress blogs end with /.
My indexed pages and posts by major search engines, as well as those handful backlinks will be redirected to 404 Page Not Found. However, I solved that, but my URL became naked (without www). My indexed contents returned as error 404 even all my post URLS end with html. That’s when HostGator support team generously helped me fixed that problem.
After the migration, I lost nothing. I have all my backlinks intact. The migration took me a short while. The fix took me longer though, but HostGator team was there, even if I nearly lost my patience. They are people with good hearts who are customer-oriented.
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If you want to build websites instantly without using WordPress as your platform, you can use their Site Build Feature. It’s fast with hundreds of beautiful templates you can choose, from personal to corporate themes.
Their live support can help you with anything just to satisfy you. They can help you import your existing website to your Hostgator account. In my case, they helped me fix my problem with my domain DNS settings. One thing, I am currently using enom.com for my domain. That is why I took me some couple of hours to fix my problem and their support was matchless.
HostGator offers 45 days money back guarantee.
I know that’s the only offer you will hesitate to take. They are good, and I may consider them the best when I will get the chance to try some other hosting providers.
Why not give it a shot? Remember, it is good to use blogger.com as you need no hosting provider, yet if you are serious with your plan then go for a paid hosting. It will take you to the next level and control everything.
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