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I'm just curious why it happened...Its kinda my own fault that I tried to save money on hosting...
See...I have exactly the same web site on my home PC and on 2 hostings-one is a free one in the US and another one is a paid one (though they only charge 1$ a month, but for only 50 MB of space). The site's domain name on my home PC is slightly different. And I use Joomla!
So did some very minor changes on both my home PC and a british one (the one thats a paid one).
On my home PC, everything worked fine, but on british server I got a 404 error out of the blue!
After that I changed name servers at the registrar of the domain that I use for my site on hostings. And I switched it to US-based server (a free one). I made same changes there and everything worked OK. ie- no 404 error. But then there was a different problem. The site was SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW...And on top of it I got a 503 error. I checked the server's load in my cPanel and it was an awful 13 (with 4 cpus)...No wonder...See...its about 4 am here, so its 9 pm EST...Prime time, so to speak...
So how I can save the time to get to a good hosting? Should I just stick ONLY to reputable ones?
[edited by: tedster at 5:07 am (utc) on July 30, 2009]
[edit reason] no specific web hosts, please [/edit]
If you're not sure, why not try some of the hosts that give money back guarantees. A lot of them out there will give you a 14-28 day money back guarantee if you're not happy with performance.