Self Host Request
If you have decided you would like to purchase your own hosting for your website, please check out the information below to initiate your website transfer.
So you need hosting… but what is hosting?
Here is a quick overview:
If you think of your website like a house on a street, your domain name = the street address of that house. Now, everything that makes up this property is located inside this house, right? Hosting is basically a giant storage box for all of your website files, photos, pages, content, and even your email… aka, a house with all its furniture, walls, paint, carpet, etc. Just like you need a domain name (street address) for people to be able to find your website on the internet, you need a hosting provider (fully furnished house) to allow people to even see your website at all.
When you purchased your Empire Website with us, we provided you with hosting to store all of your website files, email, etc. We would love to continue to offer you hosting as you get a lot of extra benefits:
- Website & Email Hosting – enjoy 10 GB (which is a LOT of space) for your website and email accounts
- SSL Certificate – shows that your website is a safe and secure place for online shoppers to browse and make purchases
- CDN – significantly boosts your website speed and optimizes your visitors browsing experience
- Security – daily monitoring and essential plugins added to maximize your websites security
- Daily Website Backups – never be afraid of your site disappearing, we store 2 weeks of daily backups of your site
- Monthly Core Updates – completed for you to ensure each new theme, plugin, and WordPress update goes smoothly
>> Don’t forget that you also get direct email tech support from us here at The Empire Method!
If you have decided that you would like to continue all of the benefits above and you would like to continue to host with us, click the button below:
If you still wish to self host your website, here is what you’ll need to be aware of:
Not all hosting providers are good.
Please avoid hosting offered through providers like GoDaddy, HostGator, BlueHost… they were once great (and their domain service still is actually pretty good) but their hosting service has lost a lot of credibility over the years. They disguise themselves as a good deal through their lower pricing compared to other companies out there…. but trust us, there is no long-term deal through these providers as you will easily spend twice the amount within the first year as you must buy more and more “add-ons” to make your website load faster, optimize your website security, and memory space will no doubt become an issue at some point.
Providers we can trust to offer quality hosting, service, and support:
- WP Engine
You may not know how to get the most out of your host.
Things like website speed and security are offered by most hosting providers but unless you know how to use these features you may not reap the benefits. Please be sure to research and learn how best to implement these features (or hire someone to implement and manage them for you).
If you are ready to self host and would like to request from us a transfer of your website files and email files to your newly purchased hosting, please fill out the form below: