2022 begins a new managed hosting era
Over the course of the year 2021, I began the process of migrating all managed hosting WordPress sites from a company named Agathon Group to a host named Siteground, where I was hosting a few simple WordPress sites already. I set an end date goal of January 1, 2022 to be fully migrated (websites and email, for those using the host-based email setups). I mostly met that goal, as my own website (3cstudio.com) was the only site and mail remaining at Agathon Group… and even then I had it also migrated by January 4, 2022.
This was not an easy decision to make. I spent the first 4-5 months of 2021 considering the migration and transfer potential. It was tough to consider moving to a new hosting environment after developing a great working relationship with the good people at Agathon Group, a couple of whom lived/worked nearby even. But, while I had no issues with the personnel at Agathon Group, it was becoming more and more apparent that their hosting provisions and options for managing dozens of WordPress sites efficiently were quite sparse when held in contrast with the offerings of Siteground.
The definitive moment was the turn of 2020 to 2021, when both hosts began a transition to a new hosting environment — Agathon Group began moving to a private label system with no real control panel management system to speak of, while Siteground moved to a system that uses a control panel that is expansive called Site Tools and all their sites were now migrated to the Google platform.
I do managed hosting because I can include twice-monthly Updates to all-things WordPress with that sort of management level involvement. WordPress, being a CMS (content management system) has many components that require updates to work properly and securely — Updates are to: Plugins & Add-Ons, Themes, WordPress itself, etc.
Please feel free to contact me if you or your organization would like to discuss WordPress and/or its Managed Hosting.