Sometime in 2007 I used a template for my WordPress.com blog from Kaushal Sheth. To me his name is one of the more familiar ones when it came to WordPress themes and blogging. Now when I visited his blog I saw his entry on web hosting, and how he had been in the market for a new host.
I remember the time when I made the move from my very first webhost to a new one. I was a domain registration hosting newbie and was not at all familiar with the ins and outs of registering a domain and buying hosting, so I left it all in the hands of my chosen webhost. I didn’t know what a whois could do or what a Domain Name Server was for. When I did find out about whois, I tried it on our domain kusangpalo.com. I was flabbergasted to find out that my domain, which I bought and paid for, had not been registered in my name, but that of the hosting company’s owner.
Newbie that I may have been, this was something that I thought was quite underhanded. When I lodged a complaint at the webhost’s forum they replied that they had registered it in the hosting company owner’s name so they can be reminded of the domain and site’s expiration, when the time came. I thought that was a lame excuse.
I scoured the internet and found this website http://www.webhostingpal.com/top10hosts.php. It enabled me to choose which hosting service was the best one on which to move my sites. And although I chose a provider who was not on the Top Web Hosting Sites, I think I found one of the best.
I packed my internet bags and jumped, into my current webhost Bayanhosting. This was in 2005, and I’m still with them. This domain, Sam’s and my blogs, our company website, a few of my clients at the office, I have all entrusted to Bayanhosting. I like them because they are always online on Yahoo Messenger if you need to shoot a quick question. One time I bungled the site settings and everything disappeared, but Bayanhosting had me up within 4 hours.
I haven’t even bothered to look at any other webhosting service, mainly because I haven’t had the need to do so. I’m happy where I am.