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Please come and join us weekly for awesome friendship, great posts, and engagement and get more eyeballs on your blog and posts!

Please use any of the Purple Buttons below as they will all direct you to the same InLinkz page to add your post/s for sharing your posts via Monday Inlinkz Join us at 165 Senior Salon!

Linkup Party time: The doors will always open on Monday at 2 am PST
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We respectfully ask that you please remember to come back and visit the others and interact, read, comment, and share those posts of your fellow linkup friends. For every post that you share, please make ONE comment on someone else’s post and make their day by sharing some love!

InLinkz party ends Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 2 pm PST

PS: Keep an eye out for a separate email this coming Thursday, with the next installment of our Thursday Tips Tricks and Thoughts are here! (The 4 T’s)

Will we see you this week on Monday InLinkz at 166 Senior Salon?

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I noticed a slight drop again this week with the number of entries but let’s see if we can get it back up and exceed our previous number of entries. Please keep up the good work and please share this linkup party with your fellow bloggers and ask them to come and join us here, and then also share links and we can get to read more posts. Thanks in advance.

For every post that you share, please will you take a moment, to read, leave at least one comment on someone else’s post, and in so doing spread the love and give them something to smile about and make their day sparkle even more brightly, when they read your comment.

TOP 10 Senisal POSTS for the week of Monday InLinkz Join us at 165 Senior Salon

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Now the rest of the top 10 for this week

Thank you for checking out my posts: Nando’s Style Spicy Chicken Strips with Savory Rice, 6 Thursday Tips Tricks and Thoughts, and The most delicious and Perfect 15 Minutes Vanilla Cupcakes

If you dropped your link early Monday morning, we urge you to return here to participate and read other posts. We need to share the love, as this is how we learn and grow together.

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I have moved my site over the CloudWays about 3 months ago, and it’s the best decision I made. I am paying retro and only for what resources I use. To give you an idea I have paid USD 12.05, USD 11.50, and USD 11.50 respectively for the past three months.

Now you can do the math for a year and compare it to i.e. SiteGround and BlueHost (neither are recommended).

Avoid any of the EIG companies (Bluehost, HostGator, etc) as they have issues of their own (one of them being security, and then they want you to pay to get it fixed).

Now some backup information on SiteGround and why I moved away from them and favor CloudWays:

SiteGround used to be a great website, but unfortunately, they have gone down the tubes:

I am adding a comment below from two guys I trust both are highly trusted Techies and WordPress nuts from another group I belong to which was posted on a thread asking for the best Webhost to use and if this particular group endorse and approve of SG.

Both of them have in different comments responded to my comments regarding CloudWays and agreed that they are superb.

Transferring out of SiteGround is a pain now because they use a proprietary cpanelesque control center. It is entirely custom. A manual transfer has to be done. for files and sites. There are plugins that can help but that varies based on the overall size of your site. However, the plugins do not touch the emails because that is a separate server in your account. Siteground has chosen to make it hard for you to leave. I think it is the highlight of their customer retention plan versus quality service. But that is just an opinion. So you know, when a site is moved from Siteground, there are only two ways to do it now. One, you can use a plugin that is designed for this or a backup plugin that you then use as a restore on the new server. These are not easy to do in some cases. You will probably need a pro version of these plugins as the free generally has size limits far below modern site sizes.

The best way to move from Siteground, and the most tedious, is to do it manually. FTP down to your local PC the public_html directory and all its contents. Use the phpmyadmin to export a copy if the database. On Namehero or whichever host, Do a clean install of WordPress so that there is a database created and the proper file structure. FTP the contents of the old public_html up to the new public_html. Go into the myphpadmin and import the database. You will have to import it to the clan database you previously created. Run a command to erase all the tables the clean database created. Edit wp-config.php in your root public_html directory. Change the name of the database to the new database name. Change the password to the new database password. Clear the server cache. Clear your browser cache. Rerun the SSL wizard Clear both caches again Your site is now moved.

****Now messing with the database like that is not for everyone. Remember that if you mess the database up you have lost your site. Yes, the database can be rebuilt by hand but it WILL cost in the thousands to do. So if you have to do a manual transfer you might want to consider hiring it out and done with a tech that knows how to do it.

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4 thoughts on “Monday InLinkz Join us at 166 Senior Salon”

  1. Thanks for hosting Esme – it’s a pleasure to meet you – look forward to seeing you at our weekly weeklong Inspire Me Monday and Friendship Friday parties. Have a great weekend! 🙂

    • Thank you and I would love to work together with you and collaborate in some way that your followers are also aware of another outlet (week long party) for contributions. Let me know if this may be possible.

    • Dear Michele. Thank you for your kind words, its highly appreciated. My hope wold be that some of what I share will help one of you, then I will be happy/


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