Goodbye Dreamhost, Hello InMotion Hosting

First off, let me apologise for my site’s downtime over the past few days. My webhosting provider of 2 years was acting up dramatically, causing my site to throw up a whole bunch of HTTP 500, 503 and MySQL errors. A week earlier, this site had been hit by a spate of slow traffic (high server loads), but the pain of webhost and site migration was enough to make me give Dreamhost a second chance. Well, they blew it royally as my site went out for 2 days or so – luckily I was still within Dreamhost’s money-back guarantee of 97 days – and so I bailed.

And so I hopped right over to Inmotion Hosting based on two independent recommendations by my friends. Choosing webhosts can be daunting, but hey, you know everything’s going to be okay when you get a call from your webhost 5 minutes after you confirmed your order welcoming you to the family and to confirm the order. I tested their support ticket response time by submitting a request (priority 3 out of 5) for help to transfer my site from my Dreamhost account to my new home, and got a response within 2 hours. A separate ticket request (at priority 5) for a change in domain registrar clocked in at about 4 minutes. To add icing on the cake, I couldn’t really find any bad reviews about them online. Let’s hope Inmotion Hosting keeps up the good work!

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About James Chan

James Chan is an entrepreneur, investor, geek, photographer and husband/father based out of Singapore. Apart from frequent travels to Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia for work, James can also be found online via his trusty 15" Retina MacBook Pro or iPhone 6+.