As I mentioned in a previous entry, I’m having trouble with my reseller account. While I do run my own servers I prefer to have my personal accounts under a different account. Why? With the folder-sizes of just acidgloss.net alone I’d be taking away valuable resources from paying customers. I’m using about a gigabyte of space and about 40 gigabytes of bandwidth every month on just this domain alone. After that you have to factor in I’m using a little more than half of that on my other domains like krissy.nu. My side-projects don’t get as many hits but when you combine all of the statistics of project domains the bandwidth is in the 25 gigabyte range as well (matching krissy.nu) so when you add things together I’m looking at about 4 Gigabytes of disk space and about 180 Gigabytes of bandwidth every month. With those stats I could host about 180 blogger accounts, (180 x 20 = $3600 yr.). So instead of that loss, I pay about $15 a month to host my personal domains elsewhere.
Right now I’m not overly happy with the company I’m currently with. I’ve been with their service for a little over two years now and it’s been nothing but downtime and scripting trouble that I just can’t handle anymore. I’ve been looking into the more main-stream services. By this I mean the ones that are more well-known to bloggers in general. I’m not going to list any specific names because I haven’t decided yet, but I have narrowed it down to five different companies. I’m currently going back and forth on emails with them in order to get as much information as I can about their services. It’s also a test of support timing as well. So far 2 of the 5 are doing very well. The other 3 it’s been well over 48-hours since I’ve heard anything and it’s a Tuesday so you want to assume someone is in office. If they’re incapable of answering simple questions, are they really worth hosting with?