My Fucking Web Host

My web host has been going down on me a lot lately. And not in a good way, at all. Everything’s down right now. Their main page,, my email, all of it. I’m super irritated.

If there were 4 web hosting companies in the world, I’d switch. But there are a gazillion companies, and a hundred gazillion different plans. I started researching it, “shopping around”, if you will. I’m more overwhelmed than when I go to buy deodorant (and I’m pretty damn overwhelmed then.)

OK, they’re nice and cheap… look up a review. Hmm, maybe they suck. This guy gave it all “1”s and bashed everything. But this guy gave it all “10”s, and praised it all. So which is it? Can they completely suck and completely rule at the same time? Do they rule at sucking? Or do they suck at ruling?

And then there are the others that are supposed to be wonderful, but they’re expensive as hell. If I paid that much, I’d feel like I was being shafted. (Again, not in a good way, at all.)

And, of course, the trade-offs… which is more important to me, storage or bandwith? Am I more willing to pay a set-up fee, or commit to (and pay for) an entire year? Who has the more appealing logo?

Still not back … It’s 7:05, 2 and a half hours from when it first went down. Who would’ve thought they could’ve gone down on me for that long and I’d still be this cranky?

I picked these people two years ago when I moved into my own domain. Someone mentioned the name, it was $10 a month, and I could swing it. (A third of what I pay for that gym membership I don’t use.*)

They’ve been pretty good up until now, but lately, I’m annoyed. I’m open to suggestions if anyone knows a good place. At this point, one testimonial is all I really need.

Did I mention I was annoyed? I’m going to be on post #2 before my site comes back…

I guess I’ll go post this at fubar instead. Hopefully someone will ask me if I think anyone gives a fuck about my problem host.

* I’m starting to think the $30 a month might be worth it just for the membership card on my keychain. Cause then it looks like I work out. Or at least my keys look like they belong to someone who works out.

46 thoughts on “My Fucking Web Host

  1. "My web host has been going down on me a lot lately."

    At least someone is willing to do the dirty deed.

    #1 | Comment by sexcrazedweasel — October 2, 2003 @ 7:39 am

  2. Hi Amy 😉

    I use They are 10 bucks a month, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited emails, unlimited storage space, and they support all the cgi/perl/etc you will ever need. AND their servers have never been down on me. You should check them out… I highly recommend them.

    Oh, use as your referral… I’ll get a discount on my next bill 😉 But seriously, they really are a bunch of competent people.

    #2 | Comment by embus — October 2, 2003 @ 7:40 am

  3. The best thing we can all do is ignore the child.

    #3 | Comment by embus — October 2, 2003 @ 7:41 am

  4. Looks good, I think I’m sold.

    But, … Did you want it offline, not pay your bill, or do something bad?

    #4 | Comment by Amy — October 2, 2003 @ 7:54 am

  5. lol… bill problems 😉

    #5 | Comment by embus — October 2, 2003 @ 8:01 am

  6. K, I signed up. (See, I really wanted to switch.)

    They look good… so good I’m a bit skeptical. If it works out, let me know where I can send a "thank you" donation to your so-broke-can’t-afford-10-dollars ass. 😉

    #6 | Comment by Amy — October 2, 2003 @ 8:20 am

  7. Yea is good. I use them too and have been quite pleased.

    #7 | Comment by Keli — October 2, 2003 @ 8:21 am

  8. shut it

    #8 | Comment by Phil — October 2, 2003 @ 8:24 am

  9. *cough*

    They are really great. I have changed passwords and made adjustments to me CGI server, etcetera and they have always been extremely prompt and courteous. I dont expect you to have a problem with them.

    If ANYONE wishes to bring my bill current, they may do so by contacting me at 😉 All monetary donations and naked web cam shots will be gladly accepted.

    #9 | Comment by embus — October 2, 2003 @ 8:25 am

  10. 2 endorsements, excellent.

    #10 | Comment by Amy — October 2, 2003 @ 8:26 am

  11. It looks like you’ve already picked your replacement, but if you have problems in the future a friend of mine runs Vortex Host. If you don’t need a ton of bandwidth or storage you could go with one of his blog plans and save a bit of money. If you link back to him he doubles your storage on either of the plans as well. I don’t know what kind of bandwidth you use though.

    #11 | Comment by bill — October 2, 2003 @ 8:46 am

  12. *ahem*

    Do you think that anyone here gives a fuck about your problem host?

    Also, I don’t know if you were aware of it, but some of the phraseology in your post could be interpreted…sexually.

    Just warning you that somebody here might have a dirty mind.

    #12 | Comment by Seriously — October 2, 2003 @ 9:44 am

  13. see… and you guys thought it was just *me*.

    #13 | Comment by sexcrazedweasel — October 2, 2003 @ 10:19 am

  14. Holy shit, Keli made a post…Bubba, did you cream your panties?

    #14 | Comment by pangwinking — October 2, 2003 @ 11:24 am

  15. holy shit activewebhost does sound good. so good that i’m thinking of signing up myself even though i’m actually hosted for free right now!* ahahahaha.

    *okay not really i’m just kidding* don’t kick me off neil.

    *maybe half kidding*.

    *no really i’m just kidding.

    #15 | Comment by Justin — October 2, 2003 @ 12:43 pm

  16. Justin — What you don’t know is that embus and I set up this little bit ahead of time, and activewebhosting is paying us big $ to use your site to pimp their services.

    It reads kinda like a commercial, doesn’t it?

    Keli gets a cut too. ;D

    #16 | Comment by Amy — October 2, 2003 @ 1:04 pm

  17. Keli commented on Liz’s too…no one else noticed except me I guess.

    #17 | Comment by smash — October 2, 2003 @ 1:08 pm

  18. keli keli keli keli keli keli keli keli keli keli keli keli keli keli keli keli keli keli keli keli keli! reeeeee!

    #18 | Comment by Justin — October 2, 2003 @ 1:21 pm

  19. mmmMMMmmm…..

    Keli is Teh Hotsex!!!

    I <3 Keli!!

    #19 | Comment by embus — October 2, 2003 @ 1:28 pm

  20. We all love Keli…too bad Bubba doesn’t come to FUBAR anymore…he could have seen all this Keliness…what a fucking emo bitch he is.

    #20 | Comment by pangwinking — October 2, 2003 @ 1:33 pm

  21. Haha, yah that stupid emo bitch!! I’ll kick his emo ass all up and down the street anyhow. I’m glad he’s gone.

    I heard in another post somewhere that he eats his poo!?! Is that true? Maybe he’ll crawl out from his blanky and post again someday… until then,


    #21 | Comment by bubba2 — October 2, 2003 @ 1:46 pm

  22. bubba2-

    We have an opening for "bubba" you don’t need to be "Bubba2" anymore.

    #22 | Comment by smash — October 2, 2003 @ 1:57 pm

  23. Nah fool, I know tarnished goods when I see them. I am a tougher, more emotionally hardy variety of Bubba.

    I am Bubba 2.

    #23 | Comment by bubba2 — October 2, 2003 @ 2:02 pm

  24. Shit, so bubba (the original style) is now Bubba_3?

    #24 | Comment by smash — October 2, 2003 @ 2:04 pm

  25. I dont give a fuck… just as long as he doesn’t call himself bubba2.

    #25 | Comment by bubba2 — October 2, 2003 @ 2:08 pm

  26. Come on guys…. not very cool.

    #26 | Comment by embus — October 2, 2003 @ 2:16 pm

  27. What’s not very cool, embus?? I have been lurking around this site for months, I see what’s going on…I am merely filling in the void that everyone here is experiencing.

    Who the hell made you so fucking high and mighty anyways??

    #27 | Comment by bubba2 — October 2, 2003 @ 2:20 pm

  28. This is sad.

    #28 | Comment by pangwinking — October 2, 2003 @ 2:41 pm

  29. Nobody can fill the void that Bubba has left. I’m so sad and emo now.

    #29 | Comment by pangwinking — October 2, 2003 @ 2:44 pm

  30. "My web host has been going down on me a lot lately"… maybe the title of this should be "Fucking My Web Host" instead of "My Fucking Web Host"…

    #30 | Comment by joshman — October 2, 2003 @ 4:24 pm

  31. further proof that no one reads the comments.

    #31 | Comment by sexcrazedweasel — October 2, 2003 @ 5:08 pm

  32. you know, just to stay on topic, i’ve never actually had to pay a single cent in all my years of running this website. not for hosting and not even for the domain name. not a single cent. in fact, i’ve actually made at least about US$400+ out of this site through tshirt sales and porn links. which i used to buy myself a nintendo gamecube and a bunch of dvds. nyuk nyuk. my host bought me domain name and i’m hosted for free. free hosting rules! huzzah!

    btw bubba is a princess.

    #32 | Comment by Justin — October 2, 2003 @ 8:45 pm

  33. It all balances out, Justin.

    You get free web hosting… but as a woman, I’ll never have to pay for sex. Not even in the indirect "dinners, movies, and gifts" kinda way.


    #33 | Comment by Amy — October 2, 2003 @ 9:20 pm

  34. Don’t worry Justin, I don’t plan on kicking you any time soon. This site is hosted by and they’ve been really great. All the software is kept up to date, they have awesome backend software and lots of storage space/bandwidth to boot. From someone who uses a lot of bandwidth, I stay away from the "unlimited" bandwidth people, I don’t trust them.

    #34 | Comment by pottedmeat — October 2, 2003 @ 10:49 pm

  35. She’s got a point there 🙂

    #35 | Comment by JiL0 — October 2, 2003 @ 10:53 pm

  36. I hear ya, pottedmeat.

    The word "unlimited" did make me a little suspicous… but, I don’t really use too much. I guess I’ll see how it goes.

    #36 | Comment by Amy — October 2, 2003 @ 11:01 pm

  37. I know, radish. Please accept my apologies.

    #37 | Comment by Amy — October 3, 2003 @ 1:08 am

  38. never a problem.

    #38 | Comment by Steve — October 3, 2003 @ 5:42 am

  39. please tell me your website is a joke.

    #39 | Comment by Phil — October 3, 2003 @ 10:03 am

  40. I was going to recommend my hosting company because they’ve been pretty reliable and don’t cost too much. But today it appears their server is offline, meaning that my site is down too.

    In the immortal words of that famous Canadian rocker not named Avril …
    "Isn’t it ironic, don’tcha think?"

    #40 | Comment by Smartass — October 3, 2003 @ 12:06 pm

  41. Jesus what a boring post…

    #41 | Comment by radish01001 — October 3, 2003 @ 12:08 pm

  42. Wow, Justin, you gonna let Phil talk about your website like that? 😉

    #42 | Comment by Amy — October 3, 2003 @ 12:47 pm

  43. eye heart Amy!! 714.454.5158

    #43 | Comment by embus — October 3, 2003 @ 3:21 pm

  44. To the casual observer, that looks to resemble a ten digit code that might be used as an identifier for the receptive end of some sort of communications device.

    To the casual observer.

    #44 | Comment by Seriously — October 3, 2003 @ 10:33 pm

  45. embus you manwhore

    #45 | Comment by Justin — October 3, 2003 @ 10:45 pm

  46. yeah, still no one cares.

    #46 | Comment by Phil — October 10, 2003 @ 12:19 pm

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