As You Know, We’ve Had Some Problems

July 23, 2009

About Website Hosting

When we first decided to go away from free, I had no idea just how crazy hosting your own site would be. We went with a very popular shared host, installed WordPress, and off we went.

Over time, though, that site began to bog down. We were getting lots of good traffic, but no matter what I tried (and my knowledge at the time was very low), I couldn’t get the site to move faster.

Then problems really started when our traffic started getting into the thousands of unique hits every day, topping out at about 10,000 on election day.

Then something astonishing happened. Well, it was astonishing to me, but not to anyone with any sense. Our shared hosting company ditched us, and we had to move the site yet again. Would I be admitting to too much stupidity if I told you that happened twice?

Well, that was a long time ago, and I’ve finally learned all the lessons I should have learned before I started hosting my own website. And better yet, I’ve decided to share.

So if you have a site on a shared host, or really any type of host, there are some major things that no one will tell you that you really need to know. For instance, you could be having crazy amounts of spam bots accessing your site thousands of times a day and you won’t even know it unless you know where to look because most stat programs ignore bots.

Anyway, to read all that I’ve learned, click on the link below:

Shared Hosting Servers


We have a new site…

May 8, 2009

We’ve been wandering in the desert for about a year, but I think we finally have a site that we’re going to stick with for awhile. Political News

New Conservative Shirts Site

April 11, 2009

A number of us conservative bloggers have gotten together and created a conservative shirts site.  You can see the site here: Conservative Shirts.

We’ve only been going for a short while, but we already have a number of designs up.  One of the more topical ones involves the tea parties.  You can see those shirts here: Tea Party Shirt.

A New Site With Some Funny Political Jokes…

February 18, 2009

Have created a new site that will have, and already does have, some funny political jokes that are being passed around by email.  The site is called Funny Email, and the relevant section would be here: Republican Jokes.

Obviously, most of the jokes I receive in emails are from conservative friends, so if you want to send me some liberal jokes, that would be fine.  I need a Democrat Jokes section, anyway.

Solutions Outside of the Stimulus Package?

February 10, 2009

I received an email from the American Solutions folks today, the same people who ran the Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less. campaign.  I posted it at Conservative Blog

This time their target is the stimulus package.  Go take a look at the email, then visit the site to learn more about the proposal.

12 American Solutions for Jobs and Prosperity

Bloomberg author receiving death threats

September 23, 2008

How the Democrats Created the Financial Crisis: Kevin Hassett

H/T Steve Hayward at The Corner

Democrats play politics with bank rescue vote. Could crash markets.

September 22, 2008

Not happy “just” to bail out the banking industry, the Democratic leadership has decided to play politics with the legislation and added a variety of populist proposals including the bailout of home owners and rules about executive compensation.

Assuming the Republicans won’t stand in the way of saving the country from a potential economic meltdown, Democrats show their true colors, as usual.  Always out for a vote.

Read the article.