Well I’ve finally moved hosting company’s for this site. I went from Yahoo! Web Hosting to WestHost. Its taken me at least 3 to 5 1/2 years to actually make the move. Partly trying to find a host that I could transition to and not knowing how to make such moves.
I’ve used Yahoo for so long – at first with business email then a couple of years later web hosting. I did that domain/web hosting packing together which I learned and heard over the years wasn’t a very good idea in any way. So now I have this domain and bhchinooks.com at independent domain register and have hosting with WestHost.
One thing that I’ve noticed since the move is that this site is loading faster than before while on Yahoo servers. While I had this site on Yahoo web hosting I’ve noticed that there were many “quirks” that developed which is hard to explain. Though the site seemed stable majority of the time – it was the odd weekend where this blog went “weird.” The last time this blog went “weird” on the June 4th weekend, so it was the “straw” that broke to proverbial camels back. Which gave me a “kick” on the backside to make the move.
Though there is other reason for the move – is that I’ve “out grown” what Yahoo offered on its web hosting site.
If I was running a site with no blog(s) or php scripts I might have stayed with Yahoo.
I looked around at other hosting companies but at the time when I signed up I was looking to pay for a couple of years at a time. Partly to “save some money” each year. At the moment I’m exploring my more options as for my current host goes. There will be an expanded explanation at a later time with the last statement – if you could understand what I just said.
For some reason I would like to see the ability to save Yahoo News pages to either Yahoo Bookmarks or to del.icio.us. Though I could something like on a couple other sites with news stories but who knows if it would happen.
I discovered a new internet based radio site named Slacker that works on a Macintosh system well through – at least – Firefox 2. Granted its in beta, but its not like Yahoo! Music that doesn’t support Mac in regards to its Radio part of its site. The music video’s on Yahoo Music do work in Firefox on the Macintosh system which is nice.
Anyway, now its nice to have some place to listen to the radio on the internet besides ITunes. Here is the link to the story on how found Slacker.com.
Now if Yahoo! would add or improve support for the Macintosh platform on it music site, which I doubt that its going happen anytime soon. Well sort of Apple buying a larger company, but then again its wishful thinking.
Well, I’ve read about WordPress now being offered on Yahoo Small Business plans and it so happens that this site, and this blog is being hosted by Yahoo.
Stuff like this would generally does happen to me when I’ve almost or already decided on doing something like changing hosting providers which I’ve decided to do, but haven’t made up my mind what 2 host’s that I’m looking at now.
Granted I have no general problems with the hosting services that I have with Yahoo.
The reason is that I’m
planning to switching, is in part because of the price and its to the point where I what to have more backend support like for htaccess – which to my knowledge Yahoo doesn’t support in any way.
might even would try out the new wordpress that is provided by Yahoo, though I have no plans of upgrading this blog to one that is provided by Yahoo intergrating all of my wordpress-powered blogs that I have into one big blog. Since I already intergrated my blogger.com accounts into this blog, I don’t want to go through the hassel of having this blog powerd by beta software while the offical release WordPress 2.0 is this coming Monday (12/26/05).
Though I will hold off upgrading to version after a bit of time and maybe after switching hosting providers too.
This is sure a development of Yahoo buying up del.icio.us. I just hope that it would stay ad free, and also keep the current look and feel to it that it has now. I Found the story at news.com: Yahoo gobbles up Del.icio.us | CNET News.com
Just hope that yahoo doesn’t require or “merge” the user databases together like what their doing with flickr members. If they do, hope it wouldn’t be for a while. But hey anything possible at this point.
This is an interesting website Yahoo! Site Explorer, to visit which I found by the way of Yahoo! Search Blog.
MercuryNews.com | 11/20/2005 | Yahoo gets personal (free registration – may be required to read the article).
Just something interesting about Yahoo! has done over the last year or so.