Instructions to Migrate Your Non-WordPress Site
(You have a *vintage* site built with basic HTML or a site built with Ecommerce Templates.)
1. CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND SET UP YOUR SERVER SPACE
FEEL FREE TO BROWSE THE SITE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IT
Don’t worry if some of the language or technology is unfamiliar to you. Mary Beth has thoroughly vetted the services and selected the perfect combo for your site. Most clients (even those with multiple sites) will probably do just fine on the $12/month package.
IF ASKED ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS:
- You are best described as an other business
- Your monthly spending is 0 – $50.
(Don’t worry about how many sites you will have, yet.)
At some point, you’ll be asked to confirm your email. Check your account and follow the instructions.
SET UP YOUR SERVER
Here are the answers to some of the questions you may be asked when setting up the server:
- Server Choice: Linode
- Server Location: (choose the location closest to where you do business)/li>
- Server Size: 1 GB of RAM
- Payment Frequency: monthly
- Name the server something like “(Company Name) Website Server.”
- No need to do anything about setting up “Applicatons.” We’ll take care of that and all the rest.
SEND US THE ACCOUNT LOGIN DETAILS
Send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell us your account username and password. We will do the work to migrate your site(s) and connect your domain name(s).
WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN IT IS COMPLETE!
We will keep your website up on our servers for a few extra days to make sure the change has percolated across the internet.
REST ASSURED YOU ARE IN GOOD HANDS
ASK FOR HELP IF NEEDED
If your website just happens to go down, hop on Cloudways chat support so they can take care of it. (I don’t anticipate this at all.)
NEED EDITS TO YOUR WEBSITE?
Cloudways is your web host not your website designer/developer. If you need edits to your website, please contact your website designer. If you need a referral to a good web designer, please contact us.
CONSIDER A WEBSITE REDESIGN
If you are following these special instructions, it’s because your website is past due for a redesign. When people visit your site, your site should represent the fact it is current and relevant, and that you mean business. When you are ready to spiff it up and wow your clients/customers with a site using WordPress, contact us and we’ll refer you to a great website designer.