This Webmaster’s Frustration

This blog sits on a computer somewhere in the Chicago area. I don’t own that computer. I’m sure I share it with dozens, maybe hundreds of other websites.

That’s fine… until it’s not.

Over the past few months I have become more and more frustrated as has become slower and slower to respond. I assume it’s hurting traffic to the site, as people get frustrated (probably after 1-2 seconds) and move on.

I’m not sure how much I can expect. It costs about $100 per year to run this thing. Do you get dependability for that price?

A few days ago an offer came in the email from another web hosting company. They’re larger and are offering more. I think I’m going to be moving.

Imagine moving from one house to another and everything ends up exactly where it was. That’s what I’m going to try and accomplish. I don’t know if it’s that easy. I sense it is not.

If I don’t move the website exactly as it was, I lose out on all the traffic sent to me from Google and other search engines. I need to be very careful.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be planning my strategy. It will have to be methodical – something I’m not known for.

Before the move happens, I’ll post a warning. It’s possible there will be a day or two of intermittent service or other hiccups. I just don’t want to enter the “crying lane”!

2 thoughts on “This Webmaster’s Frustration”

  1. Good Luck Geoff! Having made similar moves, I can certainly relate. Not a pretty picture for me. About all i can say is expect the unexpected.

  2. Wish you all the best. You must really love doing this, as it has to be very time consuming. I hope all goes well, best advice I can think of is to seek a professional NERD for the job. Perhaps that annoying ad “Nerds to go” with the elderly women with the open PC can give a hand without charging an arm and a leg. HEH HEH….

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