If you had tried to access this blog over the last few days, you would have experienced very slow loading time or website being inaccessible. That was because, my trusted web-host of 9 years suddenly seems to have made some major changes on their servers and all my websites were loading very slow. One was totally down.
I tried fixing the issue with their tech support, but they were not able to help me. Previously, for the most part, either I didn’t have to contact the support or my issue was solved quickly over chat. It never escalated beyond that. But this time, even after a couple of days, there was no solution and my websites were losing traffic quickly.
I did some research on alternative hosting platforms, and I finally zeroed-in on Amazon Web Services Lightsail Cloud VPS hosting. I have taken three separate VPS instances on their cloud – one for each site. As this service is being offered by the cloud computing pioneer – Amazon, and they had very good reviews all over the net, I decided to shift my websites to AWS.
But the process of shifting was not easy – it took my 3.5 days to shift my three sites, including the one that was down. Somehow I managed to finish it today. A few more tasks are pending, though.
I am glad that I decided to go through this difficult technical process (esp. for a non-techie like me) – I was able to learn many new things about servers and hosting.
To celebrate all that hard work over the last four days we bought and cut a cake. Here it is 🙂
BTW, if you see any issues from your end – like slow loading, images not being displayed, commenting difficulties, etc. let me know. I have not tested this site much in the new environment. Also tell me if you find this website loading faster now.