A few people have written to me to ask about my webhost. So, to save replying to all the emails, let me put down in one post and next time, I just post the link.
I have a lot of blogs to make money. I also have a forum that eats up a lot of CPU resources. My sites have been hacked a few times and sometimes, the hackers are just doing it for fun.
Eventhough I know a bit about webmastering and had owned my own websites since 2002, I prefer to leave all the technical things to a reliable webmaster/webhost to deal with all the nitty-gritty stuffs.
So, IXIY comes in as the answer to my requirements. I do not like to deal with too many headaches of hacking, spamming and other stuffs. If you use WordPress, you have to deal with it somehow because it is easily hack-able. I want a reliable hosting which ensure that my sites run 24/7 without downtime because downtime means losing money or worse, having to refund money because ads are not working.
A lot of people asked me how much I pay for my webhosting. I cannot reveal because the amount may shock you. My per month fee is more expensive than most people annual webhosting fees. But then, they only use one or two blogs while I have 20 over domains and one forum. I also use all kind of scripts that eats up the CPU resources and hence, I need virtual private hosting.
Therefore, never compare webhosting packages based on the dollar amount. The main criteria is to find out if the company is reliable. There are fly by night webhosts which disappear over night. There are companies which never bother to reply you. Or cheap hosting where they give you links to read and tell you, “next time read our tutorial before asking, you moron!’ (ok, maybe they never use the word moron but they do tell you curtly the answer is found on their tutorial). Also don’t be fooled with gigantic space which you probably never need at all.
I have two webhosts. One is IXIY and the other Bluehost whose service is getting from mediocre to bad. So far, IXIY still lives up to expectations. IXIY belongs to a local guy, a blogger I know who sets up his own webhosting. However, my sites are hosted in USA and not in Malaysia. That way, if I SOS to my webhost to press the red button, I know I can get him during the day (contrary to many webhosting companies who boasted 24/7 service but when I am awake, they are still sleeping). What red button? Just in case, the authorities come knocking on my door to tell me my blog insulted someone. You get the drift?
So, if you are interested to sign up for a webhosting with IXIY, take my link please!