Maybe I’m back

Saturday, my site crashed. Sunday it returned for a few hours then vanished. I never did get any e-mail. Tuesday, it was up for 10 minutes, just enough for me to declare that I was back. Still no e-mail. Now, the fifth day after the crash of Total Choice Hosting’s server 27, I appear to be back. We’ll see. If anyone can recommend a reliable hosting company, please let me know — if you can. I can’t tell you how aggravating this has been.

Several posts were wiped out in the crash. I’ll try to restore them if I get a chance.

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  1. I’m a slacker. I checked the site several times while it was down but I assumed that you would be buried in emails. GLAD to have you back online.

  2. Robert Wright says:

    I’ve had a website with for 10 years and it hasn’t crashed once.

    It’s not the cheapest, but it’s what people use when they never want their site to crash.

    I’m planning to move everything over to Yahoo one of these days soon to save a little money.

  3. says:


    I’m a recovering IT Pro. I’m still heavily involved in being a geek in my day job. My favorite phrase is “I hate computers!” I feel your pain. It is really a love/hate thing for me. šŸ™‚

    For a hosting company, I’d suggest They’re reasonably priced, reliable and California-based, so if it gets really bad, you can actually drive to their office and smack someone.

    I’ve used their DSL for almost 10 years and I’ve been very happy. In my day job we used their dedicated, leased servers and we’ve been very happy. You can have your very own server for $79/mo including hosting and everything. Shared hosting like you have from your existing provider is much less expensive.



  4. Walter E. Wallis says:

    This [Thursday] morning, another blue screen earlier.
    Someone’s out to get you.

  5. Instapundit (and LGF, I think) use Hosting Matters, which seems like a good endorsement.