Hosting Transfer

Australia
November 29, 2010 4:09pm CST
My blog is starting to grow and is up to 500 visitors a day with 2000 page views. My hosting company, Just Host suspended my account because I was using to much of their server space. They wanted $149 month for a dedicated server and I can't afford that so I bought hosting with another company, Crazy Domains, who said they could do it for $116 year. That was a month ago but I can't get the hosting transferred over and they don't want to help me transfer. So I have no blog now and it has been down for some time. Pretty frustrating when you are not techy enough to do this stuff. I even tried to add a task here on Mylot for someone to transfer it for me and they charged me $10 but my listing didn't happen. I can't even get that right. I have the link to my files and all the passwords but I just can't make it happen. Does anyone have any ideas how I can do it. I am willing to pay someone to do it for me but I can't afford too much. What do you reckon.
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4 responses
@bloggeroo (2171)
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
Consuming too much server space? You must have a lot of video files. Anyway, for the money the host company is charging, they should probably give you a reseller account because for about $130 or so, I actually have one. What CMS (or content management system) are you using? WordPress?
• Australia
30 Nov 10
No video files, or very few. Just a Wordpress blog with about 500 visitors a day.
@bloggeroo (2171)
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
I haven't checked my WordPress blog lately, but I'm sure there are buttons to backup and restore your data from one server to another. I will have to see first and get back to you on this ... unless somebody else post the proper solution. However, I do know for WordPress that there are only a few folders that are uniquely yours like the theme and the images. So, there shouldn't be much files to move to the new server. P.S. I'm assuming you are using the latest version of WordPress.
@iwrite (5041)
• Singapore
29 Nov 10
you better warn us about which host you. I think you are able to ask crazy domains to help you with your transfer. I know most host I know does that.
• Australia
29 Nov 10
My host was a company called Just Host. Been trying to get Crazy Domains to help me with the transfer but it has been weeks and dozens of emails and phone calls and I am no closer.
@alex8288 (292)
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
First of all congrats on your website lots of traffic. If you research enough you can do it your self just use filezilla to transfer your files from the new server. Of if you are willing to hire try to hire a local so you can monitor the progress of your new site.
@fathom01 (172)
• Canada
29 Nov 10
If you've been trying to get help for weeks and you aren't any closer to achieving satisfying results, that is normally telling you that you should find a new host provider.