Nov 102008
 

One would think that as the internet grows it would be easier to find a quality web hosting company. However, that has not been my experience. Although I haven’t been writing about it lately, Top Hosting Center still can’t manage to keep my websites online. This is despite their moving me to another server with a smaller load and me moving my sites that require the most services to another webhost. Over the last six weeks or so they’ve only managed about a 92% uptime, but they continue to ignore my requests that they honor their 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Meanwhile I’m paying roughly $50 per month to WiredTree.com for a Virtual private Server.  Their customer service is definitely top-notch, though so I’m not too frustrated at the cost for now.  It’s been a pretty steep learning curve, but I think I’m doing okay.  Still can’t figure out why I’m using so much RAM, but I’ve been told that memory is the single largest limiting factor in a VPS environment.  Weird that it was never a problem when paying so much less for shared hosting.

As I’ve searched for a better understanding of what, exactly, I need in a web host I’ve been reading a lot of articles over at Web Hosting Geeks (who I’ve written about before).  They’re primarily a website hosting review site, though they also have a large article directory and numerous links to resources elsewhere on the web.  I’ve been spending most of my time poring over the various customer reviews, though.  Not only do I find myself better understanding the world of web hosting in th emodern age, but it also keeps me from feeling like I’m all alone or have some bizarre requirements.

  One Response to “Still Can’t Find The Perfect Website Hosting Company”

  1. Whatever you said about uptime is true. If a hosting company is providing you good service but if they are offering uptime below 99% its definitely not worth it. Liked your article, found uniqueness in it.

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