Why I moved to WPX
Well, basically, I’ve had it with HostGator. Yes, they’re cheap, and work OK (most of the time), but not great and not all of the time. And that’s what I needed for this site. So after doing some research, I ended up moving to WPX.
A couple of major factors made it an easy decision for me. The first reason is that they will personally move your site from the old host over to them, for free. I know that’s not too much of a task for many, but for some (like me) any slightly technical task can hold me from doing it for months. In fact, the move took really only a couple of hours (with zero downtime), and it was a hands-off way of dealing with this, which is great for me. Again, if you’re a techie and need or want to do it alone, you can, but WPX WordPress hosting is willing to do everything for you.
The second major issue is speed. Load speed is so important and I personally think it’s a huge ranking factor and even more importantly, a UX factor for the readers themselves. What will they think of the site, how annoying the waiting will be for them. With HostGator, I always felt it could be better. So yes, installing a caching plugin made it much better, but just see in the image how it got even better after the move. I’m not sure it is entirely clear from the image, so I’ll just say that the move alone, with no other changes whatsoever, improved load speed by 35%!!
I’ll also try to update here with the latest performance reports, as we all know, many hosts start off with a great start and perform poorly over time. Here’s the updated performance;
The third issue is security. If you have a website you care about, and you’re going to invest in a good web hosting service, you don’t want to be cheap on security. But most people are. The threat seems vague and costs are high. Luckily, that’s another big plus with WPX – using them alone saves $200+ that otherwise you would spend on web security platforms, like Sucuri for example.
In fact, WPX can also provide you with an SSL certificate, install it, and redirect your old website to the new one. So if you were on the fence about moving your site from HTTP to HTTPS (as it is now a Google ranking factor), WPX will do it all for you, for free.
You can also contact us for additional custom bonuses we provide.
These are just a few reasons why I moved to WPX. If you have any questions you can email (info[at]impromocoder[dot]com) and ask me anything. Make sure to take advantage not only of the WPX coupon but also contact for additional bonuses. And if you’re looking for the cheaper shared hosting services, see our recommendation here.
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