During the last several days I’ve been moving my blog from a shared hosting service at Bluehost.com to a dedicated server at MediaTemple.net. Bluehost is dirt cheap, but you really get what you pay for. You’re sharing your server with a lot of other people. A runaway program on someone else’s site can take your website down. Downtime and general sluggishness was becoming a major issue for my business website so I had to make a change.
A dedicated server is great, but it comes as a big empty shell. You pretty much have to install the programs you use through the command line. After many hours of work I’ve successfully got things back up and running. So I will be back to blogging soon!