I’ve been running a free hosting plan for over a year for my first WordPress development clients who opted in. Unfortunately it is time for the free plan to come to an end. Thank you to everyone who has participated in this fun and educational experiment.
If your website is currently on this hosting plan you must make arrangements to migrate your WordPress site before the deadline.
“When do I have to migrate my website?”
The Free WordPress Hosting servers will be taken offline at the start of next month. The deadline is Thursday 28th of February 2019 at 5pm.
“What do I have to do with my website?”
To keep your website online you must find another hosting arrangement. Here are your options:
- Stay with us and transfer your website to Mind Cauldron’s new Basic WordPress Hosting plan.
- Transfer your WordPress website to away to another WordPress hosting provider such as WPEngine.com or WordPress.com.
I am grateful that you have chosen to stay with me on my web development journey by sticking with my web hosting to this point.
Current clients will be notified by email at the start of the sunset period at the beginning of February 2019.
On purchasing a Basic WordPress Hosting plan for your website we will discuss your requirements and assist in transferring your website at no additional cost.
“Can we still avail of Free Hosting if my website is for a charity or non-profit organization?”
Requests from charities and non-profits will be assessed on a case by case basis. Please send your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
“Why is the free hosting plan stopping?”
As a quick refresher, the free WordPress hosting was a project I was running for my very first web development clients. The free cost was due to the fact it was experimental and I was still learning a lot about web servers and hosting. I was able to build a lightning fast server that could serve basic WordPress sites from Dublin, Ireland to Vancouver, Canada, in under 3 seconds.
Over the past several months the cost of running the servers has increased and I am no longer able to sustain the increased cost and effort to maintain them.
To respond to the situation, I am bringing the free hosting offer to a close with a month’s notice as well as offering a new paid hosting plan for anyone who wishes to host with Mind Cauldron
During this sunset of the free hosting servers, I will be investing in a new infrastructure for Mind Cauldron’s paid WordPress hosting plan. This new set up aims to be more sustainable and easily maintained, providing a more robust hosting solution.
If you have any questions, please get in touch!
Thank you for choosing Mind Cauldron!