Dreamhost could probably be the most popular web hosting company out there right now, with their aggressive marketing campaigns via coupon codes, their unlimited webspace and bandwidth, up-to-date server and program software and hardware, and a whole lot more features they have in the table. Add to that their cheap price.
I availed of their geocities promo lately, and got two years free domain and hosting for free.
But here’s the big turn-off. Just lately a notice was posted here saying:
WordPress MU is not allowed to be run on our shared hosting servers. If you intend on running this under your account, you are required to be on a Private Server.
Geocities, a free webhosting company owned by Yahoo! closes its doors to new account registrations, and total shutdown coming later this year:
Existing GeoCities accounts have not changed. You can continue to enjoy your web site and GeoCities services until later this year. You don’t need to change a thing right now — we just wanted you to let you know about the closure as soon as possible. We’ll provide more details about closing GeoCities and how to save your site data this summer, and we will update the help center with more details at that time. [Yahoo!]
Indeed, the only thing that’s permanent in this world is change.
Because of increasing projects and a need for more webspace, more bandwidth, and more domain names to accomodate into one hosting account, I’ve decided to shift from a previous hosting account with PlogHost to a new one in Bluehost.
I have been with PlogHost for almost two years now, and my experience with them has proved to be satisfactory. I experienced a number of downtimes during those times, but yeah, not really to the extent of reaching an alarm level. Overall, considering the cost at which I was paying them, it’s all worth it. I would really recommend Ploghost to bloggers and website owners who are especially just starting out and residing in the Philippines. Add that to the fact that the owner, Abe of Yugatech.com, has been very accomodating to my request for a leeway as my account was overshooting my monthly bandwidth limit for the month of January 2008.
Anyway, the year is yet very young, and a good way to start it off with a new webhost and a new design. Looking forward to more blogging years with Bluehost.
P.S. If you are seeing this post, it means that the shift has been successfully accomplished and you’re already reading this post from the new host.
It must have been awhile, and now, I’m on my 100th entry on this site. It’s amazing looking at how this thing has even started.
It was around last year when I was looking for a way by which I can save my bookmarks (or favorites in internet explorer) so that I can access them in whichever machine I’m working on. I had my computer reformatted that time, and I had to add the websites that I frequented for quick access.
I was thinking if I could have a customized website where all my bookmarks, shortcuts to my favorite sites (e.g., email, personal internet banking, chessworld.net, etc.) are immediately available, it would definitely help speed up my online browsing. I googled “free website”, and it led me to the best user-friendly, free webhost so far then — Yahoo! Geocities. (Unfortunately, I didn’t happen to stumble upon the various bookmarking tools like Delicious, not even the much simpler ones like My Yahoo!, Personalized Google Homepage, etc.)
What made geocities most viable is the handiness of the site builder. At least, I didn’t need to have knowledge of html encoding (although eventually, I decided I needed at least the basic commands so I tried studying them, I even bought a book for html that I didn’t finish reading at all).