For many months,It’s been as difficult to write posts as it has been to read posts at Dangerous Intersection. The problem has been with the hosting. I was at two different hosts over the past few years, struggling to get a combination of good speed and good price. Now, however, I have signed up with Blue Host, and though the transition was not pain free, it was relatively smooth, and for $15/month, I have a dedicated IP for my site and it has good speed. Actually, for that price, they are hosting two of my sites, up to a limit of one million files. I don’t think I’ll hit that limit for awhile. That said, my problems were caused in part by the size of DI, which I founded in 2006. The site has 6,000 posts and almost 30,000 comments.
If anyone out there thinks that changing a host is always easy, let me suggest that I just escaped the clutches of a very large and generally incompetent web hosting service. I probably spend 20 hours on service calls over the past two months, plus many additional hours writing service tickets. Tomorrow I will call to demand my money back. This has all been a big distraction from writing, which I hope to rev up once again.
So thank you, BlueHost, for the sage guidance and the crisp speed. Onward!