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poor hosting service - getting 404 and 503.responses

1:10 am on Jul 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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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]

5:57 pm on July 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Reputable can be fairly subjective as people have different experiences with webhosts and have different hosting plans and requirements.

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.


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