As I’ve added more WordPress functions to this site, I’ve noticed it starting to crawl during peak hours. A lot of it is due to the CPU-hoggy Markdown syntax I use in posts. This has been alleviated to some degree through the use of a cache plugin. Plus, I think this server might be a bit overloaded. So, I’m thinking of moving shop to one of the sites mentioned here. I’m currently using Pair Networks, which has been really great for the 6-7 years I’ve used them.
Here’s what I like about them:
- Shell Access! They’ve always had it, so I can login quick and do a quick
nslookupor test whether my local network is down. It’s come in handy many many times.
Reliability! Although I’ve heard some horror stories, I’ve found that the service has stayed up pretty much 100%. It’s only lately that I’m starting to have some problems related to CPU-load, which I found out about when investigating some timeouts of the WordPress scripts.
p>That’s really it…in terms of online storage, “control panel” style access to features, extra FTP logins, and so on, it hasn’t been nearly as competitive. So I’m ready to look around.
I know a few people who might want to set up their own blog, so making a move to another host might set the stage for doing some web hosting on a personal, one-to-one relationship basis. Food for thought.