I’m reluctant to post after the last time. I didn’t intend for so many people to comment, but here goes. It was a very good suggestion to create a staging site and that is what I did. Only at the final step I ended up with over 4,000 errors. I had a lot of help from a very kind gentleman and the staging site was set up manually. However, trying to do anything with BackupBuddy’s push/pull feature resulted in more errors.
I’ve now spent the past ten days between my host and iThemes support. The latter have been excellent. From my host I’ve had “there is nothing wrong with our server”, “there are hundreds of domains on the server and nobody else has a problem” to an almost flat out denial when iThemes found two problems. Now they have tinkered with something to try and prove a point and I can no longer make a back up at all, plus MailPoet has also died. One of the errors was wp-cron loopback and there were also cURL library issues.
iThemes very kindly made a clean back up for me yesterday and I was all prepared to move to their hosting, only I’ve been told it is very unlikely they will let me use Classic Press. At this point I feel like I’m stuck in the middle of some crazy turf war. I want to use CP, but apart from that, all I want is to take photographs and write blog posts. I spent all yesterday in tears and now I’m wondering if the best thing is just to delete my site. I’ve worked on it for the past seven years, but the aggravation is making me ill.
The truth is that I don’t know who supports WP and who supports CP. I un-Jetpacked my site when I moved here because that one was obvious. I found one host who supports CP, but they don’t have enough space for my site. The back up is a tad over 700Mb now and then there will be the staging site. I need a bit of extra space to host images on my photography forum, or else all the links will be broken. I don’t expect to find the cheapest host possible, but equally I can’t afford much on a tiny pension