said 1 year, 3 months ago:
@deairby I have had 2 clients with 1and1. I had memorably dreadful experiences with off shore support with both of them. The company philosophy seemed to be ‘polite is better than truthful’. If the current hosting is working, don’t move it – it will be more time and effort than it is worth.
There are a gazillion hosting options out there. I encourage you NOT to feel the obligation to investigate all of them. A handful seem to win consistent accolades in these clubs – HostGator, BlueHost, DreamHost and Network Solutions. Yes – there are people who have had success elsewhere - I don’t want to deny it. But these 4 seem to consistently get good reviews from web developers who have interacted with multiple hosts.
If the current site is maintained in Dreamweaver, it will need to continue to be so. (or by hand, or in another tool). It can be rebuilt in WP ($$) but it cannot be accessed through WP unless it is rebuilt form the ground up. For the record – not attempting to solicit work – my company has done a lot of these rebuilds when clients like the look and feel of their current HTML site but want to maintain it in WP rather than DW. And who can blame them? So I know it is do-able but there is a cost attached.