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Ryland G Ask Me Anything

Love your humour! Can I really ask you anything?

Hey, of course you can. Feel free to ask away,

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Andrew W.

I'm currently with wpEngine, been contacted by Google as part of my G-suite they are encouraging me to move all my business to the cloud platform. I'm not too experienced so I love having wpEngine with their live chat. Do you think I'd get much support if I moved my website to the cloud or would I be on my own and have to hire developers if I have problems or need to ask a question? What's your opinion. My website is my only source of income for the past 15 years pretty much so it's an important decision to make and a half hour chat with a cloud engineer from G didn't help as they are biased I guess. Thanks for your time I appreciate it.

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Ryland G Ask Me Anything • Edited

Pretty tough choice.

The easy part of the answer is my opinion on Google cloud. I think it’s a really decent offering and the support for the actual cloud service is top notch. In fact, snapchat basically made a 2 billion dollar deal with google cloud just for the support. They did this because Google SREs(sort of like dev ops) are full fledged Google engineers. They aren’t contract employees or part timers, they are as qualified as anyone else working at Google.

Now here’s the thing. Unless cost of wpengine is an issue, I think they already run on top of Google cloud or AWS. The only change would be the support. And since it seems like wpengine makes you happy in that area, I would just stick with them.

Hope I helped!

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Andrew W.

Thanks yes that's pretty much what I thought. Thanks for clearing that up for me.