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Switching Webhosts: From Bluehost to Hostgator

November 9, 2010 | By | Reply More

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It has been more than a year since I lasted switched hosting. It was at first gruesome because I’m still unfamiliar with the workarounds but as time passes, who wouldn’t learn a thing or two if you happen to have moved web hosting from one provider to another for four times in the last twelve months?

This year, I made a promise to myself to stick with just one hosting provider and made it a point to choose only the best. Last week, my hosting contract has expired with Bluehost. It was kinda okay at first until the final quarter of the year contract came in. All of a sudden, DDOS attacks affected their servers which cause some days of downtime resulting to my loss of revenue.

This has never happened once. Often times, I check the site’s uptime using a third-party service provider and they’ve never missed a day that no downtime was recorded. It was a quite a mess so to speak so I decided to move on to a different webhost. There are many web hosting solutions provider these days that I find it somewhat confusing which ones to chose however, starters can make use of web hosting provider reviews that comes from different sites online. Some bloggers who have been on the industry for quite a while do have some good advice to share, mostly from personal experience.

I for one have shared my stories on this space. Just be wary about web hosting reviews as some may not be as sincere as they should appear because some are just there to promote affiliate products so be mindful of your sources.

Moving on, I just recently transferred my web hosting from Bluehost to Hostgator and so far, the transition has been smooth. I hadn’t run ran across any problems. In fact, they even waived a $10 SSL installation on this site so I’m pretty happy. Well, I’ve been a web hosting reseller for Hostgator sometime in March that’s why I perfectly know how they operate and the quality of service they provide.

For me, the best web hosting is not Hostgator or Bluehost, it’s the web hosting provider you are comfortable to work with and delivers your expectations as they happen.