And with Liquid Web’s managed WordPress hosting, my site is so much faster. And that is NOT an affiliate link.
But I want to talk to you about how this move made me feel.
I felt relief. Excitement. Hope.
All that just from moving my website again? Those are the actual emotions I felt while relocating my business website for the second time in five months?
Let me start with how easy it was this time in order for me to move my WordPress website. My website had been on Rainmaker Platform for years and years, at least that is, until I moved my site to Siteground shared hosting around five months ago.
It could NOT have taken me less time to complete this migration from my old WordPress installation on Siteground’s Shared Hosting over to my new WordPress installation on Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress hosting.
Exact replica of my website was moved from my WordPress installation on Siteground over to my WordPress installation with Liquid Web’s managed WordPress hosting.
That’s because Liquid Web has a free WordPress plugin that, using BlogVault, makes a copy of your WordPress website on their servers.
This is accomplished by my clicking a button, followed by spending a few minutes watching a screen walk me through each step of the process. As it completed the process for me.
No duplicate entries to delete.
Nothing left out of the transfer.
Both of which happened to me when moving my site from Rainmaker Platform over to Siteground’s shared hosting product.
This time, it was just done.
In a matter of moments, a HUGE item, was checked off of my to-do list.
To spread my excitement, let’s see if I can make your move even a little bit easier for you.
Here’s my process for getting new sites setup in Liquid Web’s managed WordPress hosting
- Configure new website in MWH’s dashboard (screenshot below)
- Add Liquid Web migration plugin to the WordPress website you’re moving from.
- Migrate the site, migrate from the domain name over to the temporary url. Example in the image below.
- Go to DNS, I use I Want My Name, to point the domain to your new WordPress site on Liquid Web’s MWH, you need to add an “A” record.
This means your nameservers for your domain will need to be hosted by whomever you use to manage your domain. And then you will want to add the “A” record using the IP address found on your MWH dashboard (the picture at the top of this page).
For me, it’s IWantMyName.com, for some clients it’s GoDaddy. There are many other options, wherever you bought your domain from is typically where you manage it.
- Activate the plugins added to your website to optimize your site performance (speed). If I counted correctly, there are eight plugins.
- Activate iThemes Sync for your website, yes it’s included for each site you have on your account for managed WordPress hosting by Liquid Web.