For the past few years, I have been hosted on MediaTemple. However, I kept noticing that the site would get slow or even fail to load sometimes. I kept trying customer support, but they blamed some issue that they claimed was outside their control. I don’t know if it was true or not, but I know that I couldn’t get the issue fixed. It’s been lingering for over a year.
So, as I am tend to do, I started evaluating different hosts. It’s a pain in the ass to move, but I was just fed up with the performance problem. I narrowed it down to one host I had heard good things about. They have a funny name, “A Small Orange“.
I registered a new domain glenlipka.com and set up a duplicate site. Same content, same theme, same everything. Then I started monitoring both sites and loading them from various places.
Of course, there is Glen’s Law. (I couldn’t find this law in this list of laws, so I am claiming it.)
Glen’s Law: When you have a nagging problem and start the project to fix it, the problem suddenly disappears.
Examples: Car problems disappear when you go to the garage; mysterious pain disappears when you get to the doctor.
Well, since firing up the mirror site the performance issues have disappeared. So I am just waiting patiently to see which host screws up first. I will likely end up with A Small Orange anyway because they are much cheaper.