Aloha Friday: Changing Your Host
You may have noticed that TechyDad.com and TheAngelForever.com were down for quite a bit both this week and last week. Unfortunately, our web host, Arvixe, has had some severe issues with their servers. While I don’t doubt that they were working hard to get our web sites back up and running, having 67.5 hours of downtime in 2 weeks makes one think about other hosting options.
We haven’t decided to move just yet. Even if we did, our hosting requirements are just specific enough to severely limit which hosts we can go with. Since we use WordPress for our blogs, we obviously need PHP and mySQL. However, I still like programming in classic ASP, so I need that. This means a Windows host. In addition, I need to be able to schedule tasks. I’ve looked at a few options but so far haven’t come to a conclusion as to what we’ll do next. (Besides making sure we have up to date backups.)
My questions for you are three-fold:
1) Do you backup your website regularly in case your current host goes belly-up?
2) Would the amount of downtime we’ve had make you rethink where you host your websites?
3) Where do you host your websites now?
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the MckLinky there if you are participating.
I use GoDaddy for my personal site. Since I recently moved from blogger, most everything is there right now.
Have a great Friday!
.-= Harriet´s last blog ..Do you know How to Have a Good Family Life ? =-.
Yes on the back ups and yes on the amount of downtime leading to a change of hosts. I use Bluehost for another website and have found it fine so far.
.-= SAHD PDX´s last blog ..For every problem there is an expert =-.
I don’t have one. I have a blogger blog.
I dont have one… and I dont do a back up… which I should. Its just one more of those things on my ever growing ‘to- do’ list. I use blogger now.
Have a great weekend!
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I’m on blogger and I’m ashamed to admit I don’t back up and don’t even have a clue how to back up my blog – I’m really technically challenged, LOL!
.-= Kari´s last blog ..That’s My Boy! =-.
I used to host with BlueHost but had so much downtime with them. Now I’m with Media Temple and I love it!
.-= kailani´s last blog ..Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Women =-.