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Ep. 068 // How to Pick the Right Host for Your Blog with Francesca at Siteground

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Did you guys know that back in 2019 our website crashed? It was the beginning of the year and three amazing bloggers with large followings all shared at the same time that they were speaking at Thrive together!

Our website couldn't handle all of that traffic, we were completely unprepared. Obviously, we panicked, as one would, and got on the phone immediately with our host at the time.

You guys, we spent over 3 hours on the phone or chat with them, trying to fix the problem, that should've been an easy fix... and our site had no hope. On the verge of a nervous breakdown *because we didn't want to lose out on traffic or ticket sales* we phoned a friend and she said, call SiteGround.

We did. And in less than 24 hours they had migrated our website and had us up and running again with 0 issues. Tune in to learn more about picking the right host and why it's so important.

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Highlights of Episode 068:

  • Francesca's background with SiteGround and WordPress
  • How SiteGround connects with its customers
  • The ins & outs of hosting
  • What platform should you build your blog on?
    • Why WordPress above others?
  • What's the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?
  • If someone is on Squarespace or Wix, how easy is it to switch to WordPress?
  • The simple process of switching hosting companies
    • Francesca's part in releasing new WordPress software

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Memorable Quotes:

"People think [SiteGround] is a smaller company because we put such a personal touch on everything and we really try to develop human to human interactions...We are a big company, but we're not as massive as people think."
"Everyone can contribute to WordPress. You don't have to be a developer to be a part of WordPress."

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Ep. 049 // Why Video Content is Now a Must for Bloggers
Ep. 038 // Making Leaps in Growing Your Blog with Brittni Mehlhoff

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