A Temporary Reprieve
In my previous post, I mentioned that my contract with my (at the time) current host was almost at an end, and that the price would be doubling. I had also mentioned the fact that I was highly considering just giving up on coding all together. At possible the last second, I did get a sort of temporary reprieve, but at a possible cost.
Due to the fact that I am not really doing anything with this all anymore, I really didn't want to pay much at all for services I barely even use, so right away my hands were somewhat tied. The ideal solution would have been to just host my sites myself, as I DO have a static IP address now, one of the most crucial parts of hosing your own websites at home.
Unfortunately, another very crucial part is setting up a computer properly for multiple websites, as well as a working knowledge of DNS handling; the latter of which I lack the knowledge to do so properly.
So the search was on to find a web host with a price I could live with, and afford. At just about the last moment I did find something cheap; very cheap actually. However, it did not take long to find that, as I had expected, you really do get what you pay for.
Right away I noticed that my sites are extremely slow at times; sure, sometimes the pages load fast and fine, but too often even simple pages that should not take any effort still load painfully slow. I have also noticed some issues that are kind of hard to explain.. But to put it simply, some common tasks are either hit or miss as to whether they work or not, or they simply don't work at all.
I also had about 10 minutes or more where all of my domains were completely down and inaccessible, and as far as I can tell, for no reason whatsoever.
I'm not surprised at all that the hosting is less than stellar, given the cost, and I could live with slow loading, but some of these issues will make working on anything extremely challenging. What exactly does this all mean? Honestly, I'm not sure. If nothing else I guess I could say that this does at least give me some more time to come up with a better solution. Or it could just give me more time to get use to the idea of walking away, and letting go of my domains and coding plans.
I'm not really sure the point of this post. I guess it's simply just to let anyone who may have been curious know the current status of Distant Web. That being somewhat on hold for the moment.
Thank you to whomever reads this.