I am officially taking bavatuesdays off Bluehost starting this weekend, so there may be some extended downtime on the bava. All day today I have been unable to access this blog regularly because of CPU errors and, quite frankly, I’m ready to take the bava off of my experimental hosting account I got through UMW almost two years ago and bring it into the quiver of personal sites on my own hosting account through Hosting Co-operative. I have far less storage space and band-width, but far more reliable service, trouble-shooting, and flexibility. Additionally, the cat who started the Co-op back in 2003 is also the same genius, Zach Davis, who turned me on to WordPress. So, I’m sticking with the people, applications, and services that have proven themselves in this rapidly morphing environment. Additionally, I can finally pay my outstanding bill and pimp out my new account with some more space and maybe even a WPMu test bed with dynamic subdomains of my very own 🙂
Don’t get me wrong, Bluehost is fine for a few experiments, but there is a time when even Mary Washington is going to have to consider another model with which to get at hosting this stuff more efficiently and effectively. Experimental hosting accounts always made a lot of sense to me, but over the last two years these accounts have been doing a lot more than experiments, they been hosting anywhere from 15 to 50 online applications each, and times that by twenty Bluehost accounts and you’ve got yourself a royal mess. Add to that the fact that as of late I have been losing my patience with these mega-hosting services that promise you the world in terms of storage, band-width, etc. and then bitch and moan about running a few WordPress scripts. See ya Bluehost.