Why I Moved My blog From Dreamhost To Bluehost?

I have started my first WordPress blog on Dreamhost. After one year I have migrated my blog to Bluehost hosting on 20 August 2016.

In this article, I will share with you the reasons why I have migrated my WordPress blog from DreamHost to Bluehost before that I want to share my one-year blogging experience with Dreamhost.

Dreamhost One Year Experience

I have started a self-hosted WordPress blog on 27 August 2015 before that, I had a blogger blog. Later, I purchased DreamHost web hosting to start my blogging career.

Immediately I bought the Genesis framework for my blog. It took me 4-5 days to set up all the frameworks and settings.

All things I have shared in my blogging journey. Here are the few things which I learned in first year of blogging.

  • I didn’t have any idea about WordPress, but last year I have learned almost everything about WordPress.
  • Use of WordPress plugins.
  • How to manage/configure FTP files with FileZilla.
  • Learned all basics of Google Keyword Planner, Keyword Research, Google Analytics, Google Search Console.
  • The importance of backlinks.
  • Basics of SEO.
  • Understanding of CPanel.
  • Customization of Genesis framework.

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$.
  • Clean interface anyone will understand.

Why did I move to Bluehost?

Why I left DreamHost even if it’s better?

The reason why I started my first WordPress blog on Dreamhost is MONEY. and MONEY is the same reason why I left Dreamhost.

When I purchased Dreamhost hosting, I got a 97% discount, finally, I got hosting just for $23 for a year.

When the hosting expired, the renewal pricing of Dreamhost was $120 per year for the same plan so I decided to migrate the blog to Bluehost.

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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.

Why Bluehost?

I am a very huge fan of Bluehost hosting, it is recommended by WordPress itself. For beginners, it’s a great choice to start a blog on Bluehost. Here are some exciting features which I liked about 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).

I have written my reviews on Bluehost Hosting, you can read it.

Blog Migration Issues

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

  1. SQL database
  2. WP-content folder
  3. Backup of your WordPress blog

While I am importing a backup of SQL, then I was getting query timeout error, which was not resolved till the end.

I kept my blog 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 choose a Fiverr option. If you don’t know about Fiverr, then it’s a site where you can post a job for professional and they will work on it. You will get your job done at $5 only.

I have placed the gig on Fiverr for one professional team and they migrated my blog within 10 hrs.

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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 and his practical blogging experiences. You can connect with him at amit@scrollbucks.com

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