Moved my blog from Dreamhost to Bluehost

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What’s up? How are you?

Last time I shared my future target about Scrollbucks that, you might have read one checklist about web hosting, Bluehost. I had planned to move my blog to Bluehost. Here I have successfully migrated my blog from DreamHost to Bluehost on 20 August 2016.

You might be thinking about why I have migrated my WordPress blog from DreamHost to Bluehost. I will share this also later in this post before that I want to share my one-year blogging experience with you.

One year of blogging experience

I have started a self-hosted WordPress blog on 27 August 2015(before that, I have a blogger blog). I was new to WordPress still I purchased DreamHost web hosting (coupon code SB97 to get 97% discount) to learn about WordPress.

Immediately I bought the Genesis framework to get started the journey. It took me 4-5 days to set up all the framework. I have written 105 posts in last year.

What new things I have learned in one year?

  • Seriously speaking, I didn’t have any idea about WordPress, but in last year I have learned almost everything about self-hosted WordPress.
  • Use of WordPress plugins.
  • How to manage/configure FTP files with FileZilla.
  • Learned all basics of Google keyword planner, keyword research, Google analytics, search console, etc.
  • The importance of backlinks.
  • Basics of SEO.
  • Understanding of CPanel.
  • Customization of Genesis framework.

And more thing which I am not going to sort out here. One thing I would like to focus here is the previous hosting experience. DreamHost is the best hosting which I had experienced last year. Key features of DreamHost web hosting.

  • Excellent technical support, if you have stuck in something they will solve it immediately.
  • I haven’t seen my blog down for a single minute.
  • The first-year price is very low, 23$ with coupon SB97.
  • Clean interface anyone will understand.

Now you think that why I left DreamHost even if it’s better. The primary reason is that pricing, from the second year you will charge 120$ per year. The second reason is I want to experience different types of hosting and their performance.

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Now, coming to Bluehost, I don’t have much experience with Bluehost, but one thing user interface of the CPanel is excellent. You will lot of functionality inbuilt even file manager. I will share my Bluehost experience for three months.

What issues faced while transferring hosting to Bluehost?

Before starting the migration, I had read some articles about how to migrate a WordPress blog from one hosting to another. By reading it, I just got a basic idea about migration. Only three things you have to do while migrating blog

  1. SQL database
  2. WP-content folder
  3. Backup of your WordPress blog (use WP-clone plugin)

While I am importing a backup of SQL, then I had faced one issue like query timeout, which is not resolved until the end. The second problem was the same for SQL-like database tables is already present. I have searched for both errors but didn’t get anything.

Second, I have to keep my WordPress backup by using the WP-Clone plugin on Dropbox but when I have started importing this backup it was throwing an exception.

Finally, I have decided to move on to Fiverr. I got one team who have migrated all my blog within 10 hrs. Here I want to share some features of Bluehost which makes me use it.

Features of Bluehost

  • Excellent technical support on call or chat
  • Very cheapest web hosting starting at 3.45$/month, in offer period you will get this hosting just at 2.95$/month
  • User-friendly CPanel.
  • If you are not satisfied with the web hosting, then you will get a refund (30 days money back guarantee).

You can earn rewards by referring Bluehost to your readers through a Bluehost affiliate program.

So now I am triumphal that my blog is running on Bluehost which is recommended by WordPress itself.

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Amit Kharbade

Editor/Writer at ScrollBucks
Engineer, Blogger, Writer, and the man behind ScrollBucks. Amit has been contributing to ScrollBucks since 2014. He is writing about Blogging, Adsense Guide, WordPress tutorials, Affiliate marketing, and reviews.

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