Agghh… Yet again my external (non-Wordpress.com) host has failed me 😦
After becoming a refugee from my previous host (they had sold the business, but forgot to tell anyone, and the new owners were a disaster), I decided to try a WordPress.org recommendation. Not being ENTIRELY stupid, I did some research on them and picked one with a long track record and good reviews. They offered up-to-date WordPress installs, good bandwidth etc etc…..
Looks like everyone else was looking too… Not long after joining, the uptime became downtime +++.
My email was answered quite professionally, citing moving to new servers, inadequate staff (presumably growing fast!) and a promise that all would be well “soon”. Also offered pro-rated refund which was appreciated. Decided to stick it out – but no go. Up time around 75% according to my independent monitor.
So – Now have ANOTHER host – multisite account with Site5 – similar deal. Great reviews (and I know this one is growing fast!). They seem to cope better with the growth though.
I REALLY hate moving servers…..
Will publish an entry on picking a web host shortly – but with my track record… 🙂