My webhosting story has been a bit of a nightmare. As I’ve expanded my online presence with currently over 13 different active domains, the web hosting companies I worked with before couldn’t keep up. And slow websites really suck. People abandoned my sites and I was losing traffic, and business. Not good.
I wrote a post a while back about how to build your own website, and asking yourself a few questions before you get started. Even if you have an existing site already, answering these questions can help you streamline and optimize your online presence. Also, the resources and links at the bottom of that post are still highly recommended, especially for anyone who hasn’t owned a website yet and is just starting out.
In addition to that post, I wanted to share a bit about the company I’ve recommended to several people in my network: Fatcow. Not because they’re so awesome all the time, I’ve been pretty mad at their support staff when stuff didn’t work at first – but unlike many others they take my rants seriously and have come up with some impressive suggestions to balance all my traffic to all the different domains without the need to spend more at the moment. And that’s cool.
Anyone can put together a server, the difference is made by the level of care of the people supporting you when you need it. So whether you’re just starting out, or are looking to move your existing site to a better home, check these guys out. Recently they upgraded all their drives to solid state drives, which had a huge noticeable improvement on the speed at which my sites load. As they say themselves, their shared hosting plan supports any kind of site including blogs, portfolios, business sites, online stores and even complex database-driven sites. Current plans for Living by Experience readers start at about $3 a month.Fatcow Activation Link
Please sign up via the buttons and links on this page – it gets you a special promotional rate, and me a referral bonus to keep my coffee machine running. Thank you!