brainwagon.{org/com/net} lives!

July 9, 2012 | News | By: Mark VandeWettering

After 12 hours of rockiness, I believe that I have brainwagon moved to new hosting. I don’t think you’ll have any trouble, but if you do, you might want to clear your cache/cookies and try reloading again. If you spot anything broken, feel free to drop me an email with the problem.

Previously this blog was hosted at Go Daddy!, but while their hosting service has been in most respects quite troublefree, I’ve decided to discontinue using them for two basic reasons:

  • Their ads. They are just plain sexist. The reliability and security of domain services and web hosting are not significantly enhanced by “Go Daddy Girls”.
  • Go Daddy! supported SOPA. I can’t imagine why any company who participates as strongly in the Internet economy could back a policy which would do such significant harm to it.
  • Oh, and a third one. I like elephants.

So, I’m over to bluehost.com, for no other reason than a number of people I know use it and seem to like it. The only problems I had transferring it over were problems of my own creation. Here’s to a new era for the brainwagon blog!

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Comment from Kevin VandeWettering
Time 7/9/2012 at 4:53 pm

I use Godaddy Ultimate 4GH cloud hosting. I use a LOT of bandwidth. So much I am absolutely sure Bluehost wouldn’t want my business. When Godaddy says unlimited, they really mean unlimited.

The plus and the minus. This web is noticeably more responsive on Bluehost than it was on Godaddy shared hosting. The 4GH hosting isn’t much quicker, but I’m sure it would take a slashdot slam. And I know Bluehost wouldn’t stand for multiple terabyte data use.

For your middle scale website, I think Godaddy still has everything beat. For your hobby blog, this looks good.

If I were to protest every political or sexist thing by a boycott, I’d have a hard time buying socks :)

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