I’m new to DreamHost. I signed up a couple months back and have gotten my new site up and running. Everything has gone smoothly and I’m happy with the service.
Here’s the problem I’m up against:
I have rebranded my site. I currently have a small site at HostGator and I have redirected all links (via .htaccess) to my new site here at DreamHost. I did this yesterday and have submitted the “change of address” in Google Console.
My bill for HostGator is due next week and I won’t be able to pay it. I’m guessing that if I don’t pay it my 301 redirects will stop working.
This leaves me to migrating the site to DreamHost. The problem is that I have never migrated a site before and I won’t be able to pay the migration fee for DreamHost to do it.
The site only has a couple of pages, but it’s generating 300 visits a day from Google. I don’t want to loose the traffic nor the rankings.
It’s a long shot, but maybe I ask DreamHost to put it on my tab, or maybe they’ll do it for free. As it’s not a full-on migration, it’s a small site where I just want to transfer the redirects.
Worst comes to worst, I’ll have to take a shot at doing it myself. The deadline is next week.
What do you think?
Any suggestions or advice here will be appreciated.