Our apologies the last couple of days when the site has been largely unavailable.
Our site had been hosted with a provider that is fond of female race car drivers. For what ever reason they were unable to resolve our site issues in a timely fashion. In fact, they went so far as to say that they were working on the problem, but had no idea as to a timeline when the issue would be resolved.
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Thank you for contacting Online Support. I understand your website whynotfathers.com is loading slowly for you. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The issue you have been experiencing is being worked on by our technicians. Service will return to normal as soon as possible. We are unable to give a specific time frame for this resolution. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter and we apologize for any inconvenience.
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I asked if they could move me to a different host.
The response was no.
So I moved to a different provider. I had reliable service for over 8 years with our previous host.
Want to lose me as a customer? Well, I am on my way.
If they are undergoing a distributed denial of service attack on some of their hosts like they had last fall, I could understand. But, admit it. Even they are not immune to moronic hackers who have nothing better to do with their bots and time. We have a number of sites hosted with them, and if necessary, I will move them to a host that is more responsive to our needs.
8 hours. 8 hours of hard work to transfer this site to a new provider.
- GoDaddy gone, daddy: Websites go titsup in server assault (go.theregister.com)
- How to Jump Ship from GoDaddy to a Better Web Host, from Lifehacker (sheposts.com)