I’ve had several long days trying to migrate a Wordpress site to InfinityFree due to the 10MB limit on file sizes - it’s meant exporting piece by piece and then importing each xml file and then fixing all the failed import problems and uploading the missed graphics.
On top of that, I got a warning yesterday that I’d reached 50% of an arbitrary unquantified CPU usage target and was advised to upgrade to premium. Today, I’ve continued the laborious chunk by chunk transfer and am now probably nearly two thirds through the task - only to be now told that I’ve exceed this CPU usage target and my account is now suspended for 24 hours! - plus told once again that maybe I should upgrade to premium.
I’m also told that if I exceed this 40 times then my account will be permanently suspended - this is hardly encouraging me to continue to persevere with the Infinity Free service and the only reason I have done so is that I’ve now invested many hours on the transfer.
So my question is whether it’s actually possible to run a Wordpress site on your free service or is it just a futile exercise that will ultimately see my account suspended unless I upgrade to premium. I’d rather know now than waste any more time getting my site fully migrated only to lose it and have to start the whole process somewhere else.
It’s not as if I was doing anything particularly unusual if you wanted to migrate a Wordpress site and the site is not even live yet so doesn’t even have any traffic. The main reason I’m not using a paid service is that the site is not being created to generate any income but to serve a community by giving my time for free to set it up and run it.
I’m not at all impressed by the service so far as it seems designed to prevent a Wordpress site being easily migrated by placing hurdles and limits on achieving that task.
I shall spend the next 24 hours of my suspension looking at alternatives - pity because it initially seemed like the right service until I actually tried to carry out the task.