need some help
Last Update: Feb 16, 2014
I may have to leave WA for a few months(no more than 6) but I still want to be able to get into WordPress and have access to my site.( I own the domain name). It is a little embarrassing that I don't know the answer to this question but what do I do? If I leave will I lose all my efforts or do I just have to find new hosting?
I really like it here and will be back but if my "real job" goes in the direction it looks it is going to take I will have little if any time to be on WA and could use the 50 a month on other things.
I hate to leave for 6months but $300 is a lot to spend for a membership you cannot use. Thank you in advance for any help my WA family can give
I really don't know. I read a post about 2 months ago, and the guy came back after some time. Everything was as he left it and he could get right back on with the site. I would get clarification from K or C. Just PM one of them'
Aaron no need to worry you can drop down to the free membership. Your site will remain active since free members can host up to 2 sites on WA.
You can get hosting inexpensively with Hostgator and transfer your site. You maybe able to reverse the steps in this training. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-transfer-a-wp-site-to-wa-hosting
Be safe out there and do what is best for you. Definitely change your hosting ASAP. All the best to you.
If you own your own domain you will have thirty days to transfer your site to your own hosting once your membership ends =) I am not 100% sure on how to do all that but I am sure someone around here does. But you will need to move it and if you come back to premium you can always move it all back if that is what you want to do.
Hello, if you have your domain, get off all your files from your site or information that you have worked. And you'll use only your host. My host has the tools to make a website, all you lose the affiliation with WA, but not your data. You must consider a new product or keep writing and working it. I have other products in my page, and WA, in case something similar happens to me. I wish you luck and success even outside here. Return is possible, in those 6 months you will learn something and then you can share with us. www.familyalterna.com
WA will cancel your hosting, the only thing I can suggest is change hosting to someone like hostgator who charge about $10 pm.
WA offers two free websites to non members. That is one of the methods that is used to recruit new members. You will not lose your website. I do not know the inner workings of going from premium to non paying member.
WA only offers to host two free .siterubix websites to free members, not websites with a domain that has been bought. He will need to transfer to something like hostgator.
Sorry to hear that. I think you could just export your stuff and find new hosting to load it into. Not sure of what the ins and outs would be for the WordPress theme you are using but someone else may be able to answer that.
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These things happen. You cannot downgrade your membership. WA will continue to host your website for 30 days beyond your cut off date if you cancel, but when you are ready to come back to Premium you will be able to resubscribe and reconnect your account (minus the WA hosting).
So move your website to a new host.
When you return, you can consider transferring your site back to WA hosting or keep it hosted elsewhere if you are happy with that other hosting service.
There is no requirement for Premium members to have WA hosting, so it would be entirely up to you at the time.