After nearly ten years to the day I have changed web hosts. The declining performance, frequent security breaches (which I attribute to them), repeated suspension of my blog—mostly due to brute force or multi-site attacks on my blog—and complete lack of customer support had become intolerable. Several years back I had identified another web hosting company that used a somewhat different hosting strategy than the “shared server” approach used by my old web host and appeared to have better customer support than my old web host and established a backup site with them.
After several days of transfer, testing, and domain name propagation I think I’ve completed the somewhat stressful transition. I may have missed a few comments during the gap.
I would very much appreciate any reports of performance or site behavior problems. Please leave them in the comments. With any luck my new digs will result in a better experience at The Glittering Eye for everyone.