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Website Transition

posted Aug 5, 2015, 1:25 PM by Joel Murphy   [ updated May 9, 2018, 7:27 AM ]

I've had some sort of website since sometime around late 2000 / early 2001. Since that time, I've gone through two other services for web hosting and now receive hosting through Google Sites. The tools on Google are pretty restrictive and, in my opinion, poorly architected, but the price is right and the technology under those tools is robust.

Most recently, I was hosted by Hostmonster and I'd like to give them a shameless plug: Hostmonster is an excellent platform for small-to-medium scale websites for business, community, or personal use. I've never used their higher tier services and don't feel qualified to comment on them. I've found the quality of their customer service to be unparalleled. The best experience I had was when I contacted them through their chat interface to say I no longer wanted static IP service. Not only did the representative remove that service without complaint, but also noted that I could be paying less than I was and altered my account to make that happen.

Why did I leave Hostmonster? I no longer wanted the email address I was using the hosting for and I simply have no need for a full-featured web host anymore. If I found myself needing one again, I'd go back to Hostmonster in a heartbeat.

End of fanboi gushing.