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Great WP Hosting with Free or Cheap Migration Service?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by snackweb, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. snackweb

    snackweb Newbie

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    I'm contemplating moving my blog which has good traffic to a more reliable service based in the US. My Australian hosting provider has been OK but I notice too many slow-downs. They also want 120 USD for a 'seamless' migration to cloud hosting (which may or may not be better...).

    Can anyone suggest a good company that offers free or reasonable migration with either shared or managed hosting?

    I do use Dreamhost also but they charge a migration fee also. I noticed Hostgator has free migration but there seems to be a lot of negative feedback about them?

    Alternatively, should I look at getting a Freelancer to do a migration to Dreamhost?

    Sigh...

    Thanks!

    Snack
     
  2. AbeloHost

    AbeloHost Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Is the US location a firm decision?
     
  3. KevinRB

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    New York servers....free migration & very customer friendly....try Servikus, they have a thread here on BHW
     
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  4. snackweb

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    Not necessarily but about 60% of my traffic is US based so would like to make sure no hiccups cause a slowdown there...
     
  5. HudsonWebServices

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    I am a us provider and currently offering 6 months free if you would be interested!
     
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    We offer all our BHW members with 100% free migration. Check out our official Sales thread in the BST section of the forum.
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    A2 hosting are very good. I am sure they have servers in the US and they also offer free migrations.
     
  8. kunnu

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    $120 USD is to much, It should be free because it does not take more then 5 to 10 minute in migration. I migrate my blog and it take only few minute but domain propagation will take few hours or maybe 12 hours.
     
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    If you are looking for a Provider in the US I would suggest JaxVPS, They have shared Hosting, and are reliable the speed is also good and the cost is not cheap but you get what you pay for.

    As for the cost of migration to charge a customer that much to move to new services is absurd. I know some companies charge to transfer if you have a lot of accounts but if you want to stay with them they should do it free of charge.
     
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    The funnies thing is that I'm 1001% sure that don't even have cloud infrastructure . And if it is cPanel based hosting be sure that is not cloud at all :D
    They will most likely try to scam you and just slightly increase your account resource and charge you 150$ :D. This is american model after all :D
     
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    +1 for Servikus, they're awesome.
     
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    offshore hosting on Bulgaria servers with 100% free website migration blueangelhost.com
     
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  13. HudsonWebServices

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    Honestly, their are a ton of great providers out there especially in the US. If you are looking for a cheap VPS solution go with linode or digital ocean. If you need help managing it, I can definitely help you!
     
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  14. snackweb

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    Hi all. Thanks to everyone for feedback/advice. There's not a lot of competition in Australia for hosting so I think they try and charge for extras that I know are free everywhere else. I'll do a little research and hopefully come up with a solution for 2016. Thanks again!
     
  15. Siels

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    May I suggest Kvchosting deals. They have skilled staff that will assist you with migration and provide stable fast servers.
     
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    Use hosting services from a2hosting.com and wavecom.ee. Plans are full-featured and prices are competitive and support is online around the clock.
     
  17. ioZoom

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    If you're on a cpanel server than migrating to another cpanel provider is a breeze and should be free.
     
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    I would recommend namecheap shared hosting, using them for 2 years now and right now they are offering huge discount on yearly plans, live chat technical support is also very good and free, I think they will help you migrating your site for free. They are big company and they offer hosting in USA and Europe.