Before I get into that, this is the J. Press sale. First watch this.
So when we got the site, it was hosted by, let’s for the sake of argument call it a company. To be fair, it is a VERY VERY VERY large site. The “company” had contracted to “renew” on an annual basis to “somebody’s” (tired of the quotes yet?) credit card, which was then filed over here as an expense which I felt obliged to pay. And so we stayed for year one. The plan was to move at the end of year one, and I was advised to leave the site alone until the move so that when it did move it would move intact. So I did.
I advised the “company” that we were moving, 90 days before the due date. The “company” agreed to back up the site so that we could transfer it. That… didn’t happen. All the while, traffic had quadrupled. So again, can’t touch the site until it is backed up, can’t get access to the site to back it up (I access the site via WordPress which doesn’t get you the HTML, etc. blah blah) then we have the whole cancer thing around here and…
I find Green Geeks, which agreed to move the whole site, and we do. They have been fantastic. There have been the customary crashes and whatnot, but the end result is that we have moved the site to a hosting company that is fantastic, they know Word Press inside and out, and from their website:
“Our hosting platform has been designed with a maximum use, no waste of resources mindset. Every aspect of our hosting platform is built to be as energy efficient as possible. In addition to this, for every amperage we pull from the grid, we match 3 times that in the form of renewable energy via Bonneville Environmental Foundation and plant one tree for every hosting account provisioned.”
I asked them to plant ivy instead, but… crickets. Great at tech though.
Anyway, we are just about there. That is where the site has moved to, and we can FINALLY begin to do all the things we wanted to do.