Earlier this week some of you might have noticed that intermittently my blog website just wouldn’t finish loading. It was doing this for about two days, the second of which it was pretty much inaccessible for an entire day!
Why? I still don’t know! However, I do know that when I contacted my hosting provider (GoDaddy) to trouble shoot it and spending an hour on the phone with two different tech people they essentially washed their hands of the matter and punted it back to me that they couldn’t help and I’d have to hire someone else to research it. To which I promptly asked Ashley (NoseGraze) her advice and she recommended switching providers which I definitely planned to do anyway because I have not had good luck with GoDaddy ever since using them.
So what happened? I switched my hosting over to SiteGround on Thursday and as soon as the switch happened around mid day the site was totally accessible again. Coincidence? I THINK NOT. GoDaddy was obviously the problem. For the past year they have said I have been reaching resource limits and yet even when I paid more and increased them they would still just say I needed more. Now my blog is not a high traffic site. I get a decent amount of traffic for a blog but no way should I need some big amount of resources.
Anyways I have only been with the new host for a few days. There are still some backend things I likely need to do (I swear I hate all this technical crap!) and I’m going to lose a couple hundred dollars for canceling with GoDaddy but at least I am off of them because they suck!
So I just wanted to wanted to rant about my hate for GoDaddy and also warn anyone off of them if they are shopping for a host anytime soon.
Have any of you had bad experiences with your hosting provider? Any weird blog crash experiences?