I’ve been going back through old posts, cleaning up the editing and rearranging some things lately. Apparently, this has put quite a bit of strain on my web host’s database server. I know this because when I’m editing a lot of old posts I start getting Server Error 500 messages. Of course, I called my web hosting company to see what the problem was and they informed me that the database server can only handle 15 simultaneous accesses. I don’t know much about the details of running a web server, but this seems rather low to me considering the amount of work I was doing. I’ve been with my current host for about four years and, overall, am pretty happy with them. However, this certainly means it’s time to look into alternatives for at least some of my websites.
The first place I decided to look was the first place any budding webmaster had to go when I started on the web about 15 years ago – Network Solutions. The original domain registrar now offers a full selection of Web Hosting Services with three different plans to provide for scalability as your website grows over time. Frankly, I’m not too impressed with their selection or services. However, if you’re just starting out with webmastering then sticking with one of the oldest internet companies around couldn’t be too bad a move.