New hosting – less downtime (holding thumbs)

My apologies if you found the website down lately. I changed hosts to Arvixe less than two months ago – my other sites are happily hosted by Exabytes, but adding this website to my current hosting plan proved a bridge too far.

I’d read good things about Arvixe, so I thought I’d give them a try. Unfortunately, I’ve suffered outages lasting more than 5 hours at least 3 times in my short time with them. I was on a shared hosting plan with Arvixe, but my Exabytes account is also a shared one with nowhere near the same amount of downtime. Support has been helpful and polite, but I’d rather not have to use support at all.

I moved this site to a standard VPS hosting plan with Bluehost yesterday. It’s really hard to find solid unbiased reviews of web hosts, but at least Bluehost is recommended by WordPress.

I’ve been worrying that someone has set aside time to build a kit, only to find the website and building instructions unavailable. Hopefully that won’t happen now.


Arvixe support has been great again – my request for cancellation was treated very politely and a refund for my pre-paid hosting was made without a struggle. I hope my hosting experience with them was the exception, not the rule.