How can I edit my local hosts file to redirect URLs

This technique can be useful for many purposes, including: Develop a serious WordPress site locally, but work with all the correct URLs for the end production domain. Test a serious WordPress site on a development server using the correct domain settings, but without the need to resolve DNS publicly. Especially useful when redeveloping an existing […]

Disabling Wordfence completely before migrating

Wordfence is a great security plugin, but it’s also been known to prevent migrations from completing successfully. If you have Wordfence activated on the website that your migrating over to GridPane, we recommend that you disable it before making your export to ensure it doesn’t interfere. Additionally, Wordfence often adds a hardcoded path to the .user.ini and wordfence-waf.php […]

Diagnosing Migration Issues

This article details some of the reasons why migrations sometimes don’t go smoothly. If you’ve had issues migrating a site over, this should serve as a good guide to begin diagnosing the issue. Known issues we’ve seen include:  Force SSL Plugin / Forced HTTPS Wordfence Migrating from Kinsta Migrating from Flywheel PHP Short Open Tag […]

How to Migrate to GridPane with Zero Downtime

You can absolutely migrate your websites to GridPane and experience zero downtime. Below will help guide you from server creation to successful website migration, and also help you acquainted with different areas of our knowledge base.  Once you have servers created and have learned the steps by migrating your first website over, it’s super quick […]

Migrating MASSIVE WordPress Websites to GridPane

We’ve migrated a lot of websites to our platform over the past few years, as have thousands of users. Some of these were massive websites. We’re talking 50GB websites and WaaS networks with 400+ subsites. We’ve migrated these types of websites successfully using both the All in One WP Migration plugin and the Migrate Guru […]