I am lucky that Bluehost is not my main webhost. Recently, after I upgraded one of my blogs hosted on Bluehost to WordPress 2.7, it has been crawling at snail speed. I have a hard time waiting for the admin panel to download and getting from Write to Publish is like hell. In one sentence, Bluehost sucks if you are using WordPress 2.7.
Meanwhile, my main blogs hosted with my webhost at IXIY.com are fantastic because I am using a virtual private server or VPS. My webhost has upgraded my server to :
…there was a server processor upgrade.
It is now running on Dual Quad Core (meaning 2×4 CPUs) as compared to the previous Dual Dual Core (2×2 CPUs). The loading speed is faster now.
On top of that, the webhost has also strengthen security because my previous server was hacked and I had been spammed with WordPress spam injection whereby the hacker inserted links to porn/drugs/other bad sites without me noticing it because they hid the codes and it is not visible through source codes. Usually, they inserted malicious files disguised as jpeg files on my root server.
I do not earn commission or referral fees, ok? I have to pay quite a big sum of money every month to maintain my VPS hosting but what to do….without investment, there is no gain. My webhosting fee per month is only a fraction of my blogs income but two months hosting fee is enough to pay for two years hosting on Bluehost. So, it is certainly a big sum of money to pay for the security, speed and reliabilty.
By the way, my main webhost is a Penang blogger so service is faster as he lives in the same time zone with me, i.e. same island as me. But of course, my server is in the United States, not in Penang. Hehehe, otherwise, I think I will die with our local broadband speed.
David Hobson(January 3, 2009 - 12:25 am)
Ive heard many bad things about Bluehost when it comes to WordPress blogs.
lilian(January 3, 2009 - 2:04 am)
David – I had paid for two years so I have to bear with their lousy service. Moreover, I am a noob and wouldn’t want to rock the boat of moving servers from BlueHost to elsewhere. I also do not like storing all my blogs with one webhost. That way, if one server is down, another is working so I won’t be left with totally no sites working.
Posts about wordpress 2.7 as of January 2, 2009 | Lyrical Biz(January 3, 2009 - 9:41 am)
Bryan(January 3, 2009 - 5:50 pm)
Wah, kam sia kam sia for the compliments. It’s been so many years you’ve been hosting with me, hope the overall experience is a good one. :)
By the way, WordPress keeps updating and upgrading, so we as a proactive host also have to upgrade ourselves in order to keep up the pace.
Thanks once again!
Golf Irons(January 4, 2009 - 7:48 am)
WordPress will iron out any problems. They’ve been very proactive so far.
Jys(January 6, 2009 - 6:46 pm)
ya, i faced the same problem too after upgraded my blog to 2.7. Bluehost support really getting worst..
I faced some email problems and when seek help from bluehost, they said not their problem, ask streamyx they said is not their problem, then who’s problem? mine???
email2me(January 7, 2009 - 5:22 pm)
My account got suspended by them last week! They said my WordPress were too heavy utilizing the MYSQL services. And when the WP screw up with incompatible plugins and stuffs, it just crash the server. Then those people at BLuehost never notify you and straight away shut down your site.
Ask me change theme and reducing this and that. End up is their MYSQL service got problem. I am shifting out very soon since is close to 2 years where my hosting with them going to end.
pablopabla(January 8, 2009 - 3:24 pm)
Same problem with Bluehost. Takes almost forever to load. Luckily I also shipped out some important sites to Bryan, the Sifu! Feel much safer having my sites with him.
Zakar Ria(January 8, 2009 - 6:26 pm)
Aku pun pakai vps. Semenjak aku upgrade wordpress dari 2.6.5 kepada 2.7, admin control agak lambat sikit. Bahkan plugin feedwordpress pun tak berfungsi. Terpaksa balik semula pakai 2.6.5.
Chelsea(March 7, 2009 - 1:08 am)
Yes, same problem. I have WordPress 2.7, and now there is some fatal memory error with NO ETA of when it’s going to be fixed. Bugger. I need a new host or dedicated server. This is getting old and expensive (lost money due to site being down so much).