CLOUDWAYS

Secure, Dedicated Space for Your Non-WordPress Websites!

(Whatever you do, DO NOT get a "SHARED HOSTING" plan with anyone!)

Shared hosting offers you (falsely) "unlimited" space, bandwidth, and other resources. The truth is, your site will be placed on a server that is oversold and every aspect of your site will be affected - speed, uptime, access to customer support, and protection from insecure sites on the same server.

$5.99/month is no savings at all when your site goes down (due to no fault of your own) and you can't get customer support to help you.

Cloudways provides dedicated space for your site(s) in the cloud where you are guaranteed the resources you are paying for. No other site on the server can use up all the resources and leave you with lots of downtime or a slow site.

You pay only for what you use and the rates are incredibly fair, especially considering Cloudways performs all the maintenance on the server.

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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
SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT

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.)

EMAIL CONFIRMATION:

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 info@outofnowhere.net.

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.