I’ve been with my current web hosting company for quite a few years… I can’t recall precisely how many, but it’s safe to say just short of a decade.
Over the years, they’ve been a great hosting company, and they’ve worked with me through a couple different upgrades as my hosting needs increased.
However, over the last year or so, I’ve been working toward the goal of removing myself from being a web hosting provider for others as I just haven’t had the time to keep up with the demands of PCI security (For one of my customers who hosted her own storefront and shopping cart/checkout system which I helped design), and just general business of hosting headaches.
So, this weekend is the penultimate pay-off of that slow transition – I’ve officially moved myself and my last hosting customer to new virtual servers and am shutting down my dedicated physical server.
This change allows me to keep all the features and hosting my remaining hosting customer Andi had working just the same, yet significantly cut the monthly cost. (I was paying more per month for my dedicated server hosting than I pay for heating or electricity in my home.. seriously.
I will just say that Netsonic has been a seriously good web hosting provider and that Adam and Bleau in particular have been super helpful and awesome over the years. I look forward to continuing to host with them for a long time – but only being responsible for my own web sites and leaving the support and maintenance to someone else.