I’ve moved my web projects around to a few different hosts. It isn’t just about finding cheap web hosting. You also need to worry about uptime, features you might use (my last shift was made because i wanted to do more with PHP) and convenience. You also might need to worry about bandwidth limitations, storage space, email, sql and other perks.
I love that my current host uploads things like WordPress that make me able to update my installation with just a click. I don’t have to download and upload and backup and all that. It does make me a little lazy but that’s what computers do right? They make things easier. Computer use wouldn’t have exploded if we were all using DOS. If web browsing was still just text based i would probably still need TV for entertainment.
I have come to not even read my writing most of the time – I just scan for some red squiggly underlines. I digress. I love that my current host has “green” servers. They buy carbon credits to offset their CO2 contributions. I think there is a whole world of profit to me made in that realm.
I have a few sites that i’ve been working on… I should unveil them shortly.