I started my web log with Blogger and later on moved to WordPress.com. The restrictions/limited features on WordPress.com made me switch to WordPress.org which at that time required a user to buy his own web hosting and a domain name.
This gave birth to venukb.com/blog and on mid April I will be celebrating the first anniversary of this web log 🙂
I did write a nice little post on my web site setup experience:
How to setup your own web site !
The site is currently hosted by GoDaddy and for my economy paid/Linux based hosting I got
- 5 GB Space
- 250 GB Transfer
- 500 Email Accounts
- 10 MySQL Databases
- 50 Email Forwards
- Forums, Blogging, Photo Galleries
- No ads
Price: 3$/month i.e. 36$/Year.
However access to my web log is very slow and many uses/readers have repeatedly told me about this !
- One of the reasons is the CMS that is used to host the blog: WordPress. Thought the latest version (2.x) has made lot of improvements in terms of database access, MySQL driven WordPress is still slow
- The second reason is the hosting itself, I am not at all happy with the service provided by GoDaddy !
- The blog which initially had 20-30 unique visitors now has at least 900-1000 unique visitors !
I have decided to switch from GoDaddy but I am not able to decide on good/better hosting service provider. I am willing to spend a little bit more on my hosting, but there are like “tons” of hosting providers and the decision making is really getting difficult !
Can anybody suggest me a good hosting provider ? Request you to share your hosting experience as well !
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I’m using wordpress too and don’t find it that slow. I’m pretty comfortable with it. Just like you, even I had started my blog with blogger and now I’m enjoying my wordpress experience.
You should be really careful while selecting your host.
Very interesting blog, keep it up. You can visit mine at http://cheapwebhostingpackages.blogspot.com
I don’t have internet access at home yet, and use public computers frequently. I am very curious as to why my webmail with Godaddy always tries to install a component when a compose window is opened. It is a progrmam from Starfield Technologies.
I am very wary of installing what might be a piece of spyware, even if from a “legitimate” company.
Also, when you come with a good hosting company with registrar services and reasonably-priced webmail, please let all of us know.