I’ve made the move! You can now find me at www.roshnimistry.com…
This is not a make up related post…shock horror :p! On Sunday I made the move to register my own domain, which is now complete and I am very happy with it!
As I have only just changed over, please bear with me as there might be things that have gone awry but I will be keeping my watchful eye on it to make sure it doesn’t affect posting…you will still get 3 posts a week minimum.
It wasn’t the easiest process and I have a few tips to give you if any of you are looking at migrating your wordpress.com blog to a self hosted custom domain.
All in all it took about 1 and a half days of me looking into it and checking before it was completely wrapped up, I think this tends to vary depending on who you buy your domain and hosting from. Speaking to other bloggers who have already made the move to self hosted was useful too, even if they did it in a different way!
The tips I have for you…
- Research – reading up on forums and how to’s will help you massively and give you an idea of any problems you might encounter, and how to fix them.
- Make a list of the whole migration process – Now, as far as I see it you have two options. First one is to buy a self hosted domain and map it to your wordpress.com site. This will keep your likes, comments and followers as normal. Second one is to export and import your blog into a self hosting platform that has WordPress integration…BUT the likes on your posts won’t be transferred (I didn’t know this until after I had imported it, but luckily you can map it afterwards).
- If you want Google Analytics and want to keep your likes on your posts, you have to have a business WordPress upgrade for analytics.
- Keep a record of all order references for your domain and hosting, many sites offer a 30 day refund so that if anything happens you know you can go back to normal if needed.
- Keep the support details of your hosting company handy in case you need to raise a ticket or email them, they are the experts and can help you!
- REMEMBER that your WordPress blog still exists unless you delete it 🙂
I am really glad that I am now at www.roshnimistry.com, it’s really exciting and I can’t wait to focus on giving you reviews, how to’s and posts that are perfect to read with a cup of tea!
(Trust me, articles about hosting and domains just don’t go with a cuppa and a Malted Milk!)