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 !