I’m sure many of you have noticed the crazy site behavior that’s been taking place on here over the past couple of days.
On Monday, my server which was hosted with JustHost went offline. After about 8 hours of downtime, the site finally rolled back to life. They were doing some work at their end to try to get it back up and running again.
They kidnapped my files and demanded a ransom
About 6 hours later, at around 2 or 3 in the morning, they suspended my account for using too much of the CPU on the server. I was using 14% of their CPU.
Instead of offering me the opportunity to fix it, they simply suspended my account and refused to even let me download my files to move to another host.
They told me that if I wanted my files, I would have to rent one of their dedicated servers for $150 per month. Either I had to fork over massive amounts of cash or Site Sketch 101 would be no more.
They held a gun to my website’s head and told to pay up or they would kill it.
I swept in and rescued Site Sketch 101
Here’s what I did. I opened the dedicated server and forked out $150. They then gave me access to my files.
I very quickly moved this site over to a BlueHost account and then canceled my dedicated server and my file kidnapping JustHost account.
Take the time to choose a quality hosting provider
BlueHost offers a unique solution that is perfect for Site Sketch 101 and is also probably perfect for you if you use WordPress. Instead of suspending accounts that use too much of the processor, they simple throttle it. So if the processor exceeds your allotment then it simply holds the gas pedal steady.
So if you get a massive amount of traffic the site may slow down a bit, but it will not die. This is a great solution.
I also learned very quickly that their support is amazing. At JustHost, I was forced to deal with 90% of my support issues through email rather than over the phone. At BlueHost, there was no waiting for an associate. I was immediately being helped.
They are also incredibly knowledgeable. I told them that I was having trouble with WordPress and they logged into my WordPress administration panel, looked around for about 20 seconds and then told me what the problem was. We had it fixed and ready to go in a matter of seconds. It was amazing.
In summary, if you have JustHost, I guarantee that it will be worth it to move to BlueHost. They are much better in many ways.
JustHost gets tons of negative reviews…run away from them as fast as you can!
I’ve also been reading other reviews about JustHost and I’ve been discovering that they have a major track record for horrible service.
Every positive review that I found had an affiliate link in it. In other words, the only people who had anything good to say about them were being paid to say it.
This post is full of affiliate links for both their site and for BlueHost and I’m bucking against the grain. I’m telling you the truth.
Don’t click on the JustHost affiliate links. Click on the BlueHost ones. And if you’d prefer that I not get any of the profits from your purchase there then move to their site directly by going to BlueHost.com. You won’t regret it.