Broken chain

If you ever wondered why I didn’t move host a few weeks back, then today is your lucky day.

I’ve been with UH Hosting for nearly a year now, and the service has been mostly superb. Uptime hasn’t been that bad, I think I’ve had around three or four outages of a few hours or so each, all of which had been dealt with quickly by James (CEO). I had originally planned to pay for my hosting costs by reselling some hosting off to other people. Unfortunatly, my lack of effort and the fact that the hosting industry is so competitive means that I never got anyone else, so I’ve forked out the entire bill every month.

A couple months back, I spotted that Dreamhost were selling a years worth ($95.40) of hosting for $6. I’d heard some good things about them, and I bought an account thinking “what did I have to lose?” It’s been four months, and I haven’t done anything with it. Yet.

I tend to keep my e-mail hosting with my current web hosting, as having everything in one place means its easier to keep track of. Moving a website is a relative straight forward process; get a database dump, get all the files off FTP and mirror any subdomains in the new host. Moving e-mail is a touch more convoluted, for example, how do I move my current e-mail thats stored on my IMAP server? Dreamhost is also starting to get some bad feedback from its customers, most of which you can read in its discussion forums.

All of that lead me to stay with UH Hosting, but they’ve also recently let me down in tersm of service and uptime (IMAP has been very unreliable lately). If it gets any worse, you may see me planning another move. Moving or not, I promise that next year will be a very big year for Ejecutive.

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