I have a tendency, at times, not to like a lot of change, but sometimes change is good. I finally decided that I am going to go with SiteGround and started the process last night.
I spent the better part of last week looking at online reviews for the primary hosting services and narrowed it down to a few. At the end of the day, SiteGround seemed to make the most sense for me. Looking at their access times, they were close to the top of the list. Their support team is really good. I called them a few times to ask questions and I never had to wait for someone to pick up the phone. I also got very good, straight answers. Their overall pricing is also very reasonable.
After I figured out the authorization (EPP) code and privacy settings, which was a little bit of a challenge, I submitted all the “paperwork” and it looks like it will take about 5 days or so for the website/domain name transfer to be complete. SiteGround support will do the website transfer for me, free of charge, which is a nice benefit. Hopefully there will not be any surprises.
If I decide to include this blog as part of my website, I can do it myself using a plugin or I can have SiteGround do it for a small fee. I think it will depend on how adventuresome I decide to be. It might be worth the cost to have it done quickly rather than taking weeks to sort through all the information on how to do it. We will see how I feel next week.
Well, I think that is about all for today. It looks like we have another snowstorm coming in tomorrow, so I hope I will be able to get some decent snow pictures to add to my gallery.