AWS Lightsail WordPress Migration & Cloudflare Setup
Client: Marmlax, a website development and design company based in the United States.
Marmlax had a WordPress website hosted on a shared hosting platform. They were experiencing slow loading times and frequent downtime, which was affecting their website’s performance and user experience. The client wanted to migrate their website to a more reliable and scalable hosting solution, while also ensuring that the migration process did not affect their website’s SEO and rankings.
The main requirements of the project were as follows:
Migrate the WordPress website to a new hosting platform.
Optimize the website for improved performance and faster loading times.
Ensure that the migration process did not affect the website’s SEO and rankings.
To meet the client’s requirements, we took the following steps:
Hosting solution: After analyzing the client’s requirements, we recommended AWS Lightsail, a reliable and scalable hosting solution that would improve the website’s performance and user experience. We selected a Lightsail instance that was suitable for the client’s needs and budget.
WordPress Migration: We started by creating a backup of the website files and database. We then migrated the website to the new hosting platform by copying the website files and importing the database. We carefully monitored the migration process to ensure that there were no errors or data loss.
Optimization: After the migration, we optimized the website by implementing caching and compression techniques to reduce the website’s load time. We also optimized the images and implemented CDN to further improve the website’s performance.
SEO and Rankings: We ensured that the website’s SEO and rankings were not affected by the migration process by redirecting the old website URLs to the new ones. We also submitted a new sitemap to Google to ensure that the search engine crawled the new website.
The migration of the WordPress website to AWS Lightsail was a success. The new hosting platform provided the website with improved performance and faster loading times, which enhanced the user experience. The optimization of the website further improved its performance and reduced its load time. The migration process did not affect the website’s SEO and rankings, and the website continued to rank well on search engines.