Now on MediaTemple, thanks to Lucian!

MC Meow Meow
MC Meow Meow calls for your attention!

Just today I received this distressing email:

Dear Kevin:

Your web hosting account for isthereason.com has been deactivated (reason: site causing performance problems). Although your web site has been disabled, your data may still be available for up to 15 days, after which it will be deleted.

If you feel this deactivation is in error, please contact customer support as soon as possible.

Thank you,
BlueHost.Com Support
http://www.bluehost.com
For support go to http://helpdesk.bluehost.com/
Toll-Free: (888) 401-4678

You read that right… even after I pre-paid 2 years of web hosting service, BlueHost doesn’t just turn off access to my blog, they also want to delete my years of blog posts. In all my years of paying for web services, I’ve never come across an online business this cold-hearted.

After twittering my demise, my web developer friend, Lucian, unexpectedly came to the rescue: He gave me a year’s worth of web hosting with MediaTemple!

With the help of my friend Peter, we migrated this blog over to MT in about 3hrs… that’s amazingly quick, even with DNS propagation. With Grid-Service (GS) at MediaTemple, we get faster pageloads with greater CPU resources for this relatively intense blogger.

Once again, thank you Lucian and Peter!
The difference you’ve made for me, will be a difference I reflect back into the world.

7 thoughts on “Now on MediaTemple, thanks to Lucian!

  1. WordPress really uses too much server sources when the blog grows enormously.
    Not just Bluehost, a WP blog with a huge database and huge number of visitors is a danger to all hosting services. I experienced the same problem with you, also I have many friends whose wp site has been turned down by many different hosts e.g. Dreamhost.
    However, your new account on grid hosting should be good enough. In the and all the bloggers’ solution is private servers, and maybe private grid servers. 😀

  2. Elia: Writing dissertation lah, no time 😉

    FeRHaD: Actually thanks to MT’s slow queries analysis tools, I found the lead cause to be my MINT web statistics package. It keeps getting 2 sec delays for the queries it makes. I could have migrated and messed it up somehow.

  3. Byet is completely free, but shows some ads in its control panel (not disturbing). Even with byet you can run free hosting company for free and add your ads to your customers pages. 😀
    Wow, Mint seems perfect. I should give it a try.
    Doesn’t it have a buffer, it will first store the hits in a buffer table and then will enter them to the real stats tables slowly.

    FeRHaDs last blog post..Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome ve Acid3 Testi

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