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.