We’ve been busy over the last few weeks moving some of our older sites to better hosting platform and this has taken longer than expected. There are a few lessons that have been learnt along the way.
- When you are just starting out with a brand new blog you don’t worry too much about the hosting. It’s easy and cost effective at the time to just put your blog on a low cost shared server. A few years down the line and as the blog traffic takes off it becomes more important and you need to move it to a professional hosting platform. My advice to people now is when starting a blog or probably any website buy the smallest hosting package you can from the provider you will want to be with in a couple of years time. The good hosting companies will be able to upgrade your package and move you to their bigger servers with minimal disruption.
- We’ve been doing this for a while now but back when we originally set-up this blog site we didn’t document the build and all the server tweaks. For any hosting I really recommend that you keep a log of all the build steps and tweaks that you make. We do this now by having a Word Document which details our procedure for building a WordPress site and then a site specific document which details anything unique to the site such as the name of the template used and any extra plugins. This will save you a lot of time later wonder how something worked.
We’ve got lots of great ideas for articles over the coming weeks but as ever we are also interested in receiving guess blogs or products or services for review. If you would like to get in touch please see the Contact Us section at the top of the site.