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August 16th, 2004

My apologies for this site not being available over much of the past day. I am seriously beginning to think about looking for a new web host. First was Surpass Hosting’s major outage of a month or two ago–I got away with only 8 hours off the air, but some were knocked off for days. Just a bit more than a week ago they lost an entire domain of mine (not blogd, but another one), taking up to a day to get it back.

And then yesterday, they were knocked out by the hurricane–but it has become apparent that this was not necessary. They advertise redundant power supply, but claim it malfunctioned. And then, for some reason, that they had to take all the servers off line for three hours to do something else… and now (I am writing this during the blackout, you are seeing this many hours later) the site has been knocked out yet again, for several hours now–and they are still blaming it on the hurricane. Even though other web hosts in Orlando, also hit by the hurricane, managed to stay on line without any problems. I don’t know… I’ll probably give them one more chance, but I’m this close….

In the meantime, anyone know a good web host?

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  1. August 16th, 2004 at 14:34 | #1

    I just moved my company site to IPowerWeb (http://www.ipowerweb.com/). I’m impressed with them so far. 800 megs, 40 gig transfer, 400 e-mail addresses, stats, SSL, FTP, CGI, PHP, MySQL…as low as $6.95 a month if you sign up for 2 years. At least worth a look see. (And I promise I do not work for them:))

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