Website migration

How can I migrate my wordpress website to cloudways?

Secondly, which hosting package would be best suited to my website?

I want to migrate this website https://carpetcleanerpicks.com/

Cloudways offers free migration of your first website for you.
https://support.cloudways.com/how-to-request-a-managed-application-migration-to-cloudways/

Alternatively, they provide their own migration plugin.
https://support.cloudways.com/how-to-migrate-wordpress-to-cloudways/

Their Knowledgebase is excellent for these kinds of new-user questions
https://support.cloudways.com/getting-started-with-cloudways/

As far as selecting the best server specifications, it will depend entirely on the needs of your site. There is no one “best” for all.

Things to consider

  • how much traffic does your site receive? (more traffic needs more resources)
  • is it consistent traffic or does it tend to arrive in bursts of large numbers of visitors in short time spans? (bursty traffic needs more resources)
  • since your site doesn’t do e-commerce, it won’t have as heavy resource usage and effective caching configuration can help let it work with a smaller server.
  • where are most of your visitors located? (pick a server closer to them for a faster site)
  • do you need to increase and decrease server resources regularly to manage changes in amount of traffic? ((only Google Cloud and AWS can be reduced after being increased - the others require cloning to a new server.)

Once you’ve thought about the answers to these questions, you can talk to Cloudways support about their recommendations.

My guess is that, unless you already have heavy traffic, a base Digital Ocean or Vultr server (1CPU/1GB RAM), in a location close to the majority of your visitors will work well. You can then easily scale it up as you get more traffic. If your visitors are from a wide national/international area, you’ll want to incorporate a CDN as well, like CloudFlare or Cloudways’ own CDN.

Hope that helps?

Paul

That seems to be the perfect and comprehensive answer. I will consider all the points discussed by you and will take your suggestions into consideration. As my site is not getting much traffic for the time being, so I think a base Digital Ocean or Vultr server (1CPU/1GB RAM) would be fine for me. Thanks by the way