In testing out a new hosting provider for the first time in years, WPCypher.com has migrated to InMotion Hosting and I wanted to see how the SSD drives that come standard with hosting plans would do for performance. I can tell you I decided to try the InMotion Web Hosting Web Site Transfer offer where you basically let the InMotion Hosting team move and migrate your website for you. They do all the work of migrating all your files, database, plugins, themes…etc so that your site is cloned from your old hosting provider to your new hosting provider and they did this in less than 24 hours for my WPCypher.com site.
They do say it has a 2-4 day turnaround in normal but I was surprised at how fast the service was and it was flawless with all files/images, themes, plugins and everything completely intact and fully functional. It saved me hours of work to just have InMotion migrate and transfer my site for me and I really think they did a fine job. The only work you have to do is repoint the DNS for your old hosting so that it references InMotion Hosting for the hosting provider, then unassign the domain at your old web host.
The InMotion team sends you several emails including when they will start and not to make any changes, when they are finished and how you can test by modifying your hosts file to make sure all looks good before you cut your DNS over.
So far so good, and I have been very pleased with my first 24 hours of working with InMotion Hosting. The blog site seems more responsive when navigating in the menus though Google Insights score is about the same. Pingdom tests showed minor improvement from former web host but it was about 1 second faster, though it is 5 seconds faster than it was in November.
Will continue with my review of InMotion Web Hosting and let readers know after several weeks and I finish transitioning my other smaller blogs to InMotion Hosting.