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Using a Third Party Host


#1

Hi All, I love Webflow as a design tool; however this month I have lost 2 existing clients and 3 potential due to the hosting costs. For this reason, I have decided that I need to offer what I am billing as a ‘Basic’ package. I’m looking for recommendations on a good third party host. Has anyone used Hostgator or Zen? I’m based in the UK if tat matters. Many thanks


#2

Hostgator is hot garbage.

I use SiteGround.


#3

Thanks @Cricitem they look really good. Anything you don’t like about them?


#4

No problems with them at all. Their support is top-notch and the pricing is good for what you’re getting.


#5

Hi @Cricitem 1 quick question, sorry. It says 1 free website transfer in the blurb on their site, do I have to pay for every site I export to SiteGround from Webflow? Ideally I want to do the transfer myself.


#6

That’s got to do with them automatically transporting stuff from a GoDaddy account or something like that. You’ll have cpanel access and the ability to FTP in and upload/admin everything yourself.


#7

SOLD! they owe you commission!


#8

Hey @Cricitem If I have CMS on my site, will it still work with SiteGround? It should right? All the code would be exported and I can upload each file to cPanel?


#9

No sir. If you’re using the CMS then you will have to host with Webflow. You can export CMS data (as far as I am aware), but you would then need another CMS like WordPress or something setup to import it.

I would not suggest doing that. CMS sites are infinitely best served on Webflow.


#10

@Cricitem Thank you.


#11

Thank you for all your help @Cricitem, out of interest which hosting option do you use?


#12

I’m on GrowBig, which I mainly need because of the traffic.

One thing they don’t mention is that the different plans include different maximum mailbox sizes, which I think is a little weird. Max mailbox size on GrowBig is 4GB and I think it’s 10GB on GoGeek but I switched off of that because I didn’t need PCI compliance anymore about a year ago, so that could have changed. I believe the limit on StartUp is 2GB but don’t quote me on that.


#13

Siteground is really great!


#14

Just remember Forms don’t work on exported sites anymore due to GDPR compliance and Webflow’s new policies. You can find some PHP script for your forms or simply use a button using “mailto:”.


#15

Thanks - yes forms is a pain, I’ve gone for Cognito Forms, not as good as Webflow.


#16

Too late now if you’ve made your decision, but I moved my 90 or so sites to 20i 18 months ago and highly recommend them. Very impressive company and excellent support.


#17

These guys look nice! If I can get one of them to show me how to transfer my code i’d be happy to give them a chance. Good shout Hywel!


#18

They have a very good migration system, check out https://www.20i.com/reseller-hosting/migration-centre


#19

I would recommend a zapier integration! You can also look into that!