Thank you all for sticking with me the past few months. Are you noticing that the blog is loading faster and hopefully you’ve encountered no database error messages. Sara is still working on the new blog design.
Sara suggested some changes such as hosting photos separately, using something called CloudFlare but in her talks with my former host, she felt that I needed to go from shared hosting to VPS hosting. I’m not sure how it all works but with all the content on the blog and all the visitors (which I really do appreciate), I was overloading the shared servers and sometimes when I was taking up too much space, the host just booted my rear end so others would have their fair share of space. Sara recommended RFE Hosting and over the weekend, the blog was switched to RFE.
I know absolutely nothing about switching web hosts, DNS, etc. but when I had switched once before (I’ve been blogging since 2004), I remember it being a lot of trouble . . scary trouble, and I was seriously concerned about moving the blog. The folks at RFE were absolutely wonderful! They did everything. Over the weekend, Friday night, all day Saturday and into Sunday, whether it was the middle of the night or the middle of the day, if I sent an email to them, I got an almost immediate response. They made me feel confident, even when the DNS transfer was taking longer than I had hoped and the blog was down for over 12 hours.
Their website says “Top Notch NEVER Outsourced Customer Service”. I definitely agree with the top notch service! At first I was a bit worried that they were some new, just started company, and only had one customer . . me! But, they’re a big company with lots of customers and I’m not their only customer! But what a great feeling to think you are the only customer and they really care about you and your little blog!
If you need web hosting, whether it’s shared, VPS or a dedicated server, I’m singing RFE Hosting’s praises! There’s a little blurb at the bottom of the blog that says “Web Hosting by RFE Hosting” so you don’t even have to remember their name when you do need a new host . . just go to the bottom of the blog and there it is.
Thank you so much RFE folks for making this switch so easy for someone like me who doesn’t have a clue how to do it all!