State of the Hosting World
I am involved with accounts with 4 different companies and they don't live up to my expectations, so I imagine.
iPower, one of the largest has some of the worse problems I have seen.
It's also unfortunate that they power some of the other smaller hosting companies.
Globat one of the other players, has periodic problems with their servers as well.
I think that most of these companies try to cram too many users on servers and hope for the best. It's a crapshoot for them and they count on not having troubles.
The tech support offered by these companies is not that great either, chat sessions that last an hour or longer and go in circles. Basically blaming you the user. Stick to your guns and request a credit or refund.
I requested to be moved to a new server at iPower and they wanted to charge me $50. I was like no way. You want to charge me $50 to move my files to a better server???? What's wrong with this picture.
Anyway, they moved the files, and missed most of the files, the site was a mess. They can't even move the files properly.
So here I am moving files from my backup. Always make a backup of your sites.
Using the templates can be a blessing and curse. I recommend you not use them once you are able to get up and running with your own template. This is another way the hosting companies get you. You try moving the templates to another server/host and they are a mess. iPower ruined that as well.
Anyway, my rant on hosting companies. If you know of some good services out there, I'd love to hear about them and give them a shot. I'm looking.