Saturday, July 05, 2008
I use three different discount webhosts in different cities. All three went down this last week. The host of the Rich Theory project has been down for 24 hours. I guess they had July 4th off.
I suspect that the host had something catastrophic happen. Which probably means that I lost stuff.
I might move the site. The problem is that, when a webhost has outages for over a day, everyone pulls their sites and the host goes under.
On the bright side, I found a Sego Lily in Neff Canyon. I've never seen one there before. Sego Lilies don't make sense. They have more flower than plant.
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I can sympathize with being down. A few years ago I was working at a company whose provider went down for three or four days the week we were supposed to launch our first product. Needless to say, we changed providers quickly.
I like and use BlueHost for my personal stuff (shared hosting, no VPS). They're local (Orem), and I've always been able to talk with someone who can take action when I've called.
Bluehost is one of the three providers I currently use. My photo site is on BH. They've had mysterious outages. Nothing lasting three days.
I can't fault a small webhost for taking a holiday weekend off.
It is the nature of computers that weekend and holiday support often do more harm than good.
I am actually more worried that the outage will cause the webhost to fail as customers move their sites.
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