About Website Hosting
When we first decided to go away from free WordPress.com, 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: