Lazy Day And A Host Is Toast

All I’m doing is surfing around today. Had a bit of a move earlier for Fabaroo since the host choked on me this week. Cheap hosting – sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t! If you’ve been trying to submit but found the site down, all should be well now or soon when the domain resolves for you.

Here are a few cheapies that are so far so good:

CubicHosting $12/year
I’ve been with these guys since last fall and can only recall one hiccup that was quickly fixed. On the ball here. I think this guy *seriously* needs to give me free hosting for life since all I do is send people his way!

ZiggyHost $10/year
I host Fabarooni there (since January) and so far so good.

Deals4Hosting $12/year
I’ve been hosting this blog there since December and I had a wonky issue at the start, but all is good since then.

HostingRevolution $10/year
I’ve been hosting a couple small aff sites here since last summer. Is sluggish inside cPanel at times, but can’t say that I recall any downtime or slow loading issues.

Cheap hosting is great for smaller traffic sites. But it can also bite you in the butt (case in point: Fabaroo host choking). Sure I can load up my hosting accounts that offer unlimited addons, but I like to spread stuff around. For a few reasons, one of them being none of my sites will be experiencing difficulties at the same time.

If you’ve been hosting for awhile, you know there are always upgrades, server slowdowns or an issue or two that pops outta nowhere. Normal difficulties that pop up. If I had all my sites sitting on one server that goes down, I don’t make money that day.

Today I went online book shopping again and ordered two, Free Agent Nation and A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink. I’ve been determined to turn the heat up on my offline reading. I’ve let that fall to dismal levels this past year (maybe even two!) and it’s a shame because I love reading.

Also yesterday I ordered a few books online from the public library on php/mysql. Let’s see if this old dog can learn some new tricks. I’m not all that excited about it because I’m not at all techie brained. Warning: I could be moody for awhile folks. πŸ˜† I’m hesitant, but I do really want to try working this out for myself.

Although I think we can bog ourselves down too much at times trying to be ‘technicians’ and just learning the ‘how to’ stuff rather than actually ‘doing’, I think it’s important at times to just pause, take a look around, read the writing on the wall (spray some graffiti around too lol), and see where you’re lacking and what direction you need to move in.

Right now I’m sitting in a place that doesn’t want to depend on cookie tracking, or adsense, or Google. So that means this dog needs to learn new tricks.

I’ll keep ya posted on how that’s working for me. πŸ˜‰

Enjoy your weekend!

ETA: Turning comments and pings off, comment spam bots seem to love this post πŸ™„ – 28/09/06

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