Tuesday, April 24, 2012
|The same could be said for those pesky revisions too|
|No matter where you're from, if you have been in school before, experience like this is very normal|
They are saying something like my website is not hosted on their domain etc etc and despite my emails to them numerous times, their best rate of reply is just one email per day. ONE. I mean seriously? How hard is it to type to let me know what's wrong and what seems to be the problem?
To make matters worse, search engines like Google seem to have a big aversion towards websites with a .blogspot URL. Since going down on Saturday, my blog has dropped from a few hundred hits per day to only less than a 100 now.
|My oh so horrible nightmare of the week|
Even the stock market crash did not look that bad.
Like they said, free stuff can never be good. I got my domain free of charge two years ago from Exabytes as part of their promotion (but I switched to a paying customer last year, although I sort of downgraded my plan) and now that I'm having problem, it takes forever to solve it. Furthermore, I can switch to any other hosting company because the domain is sort of under the ownership of Exabyte. Which means that I can't do anything but to suck thumb and wait for them to decide to reply my email.
|What the people at Exabytes say they see|
|What I see|
|How it really is|
To all aspiring bloggers out there who just wants a simple blog based on established blogging platforms like Blogger, don't ever fall for the same mistake as me. Never host your domain with an external company. Exabytes charge me SGD 22 for a year hosting while Google, should you choose to go with it, only charges USD 10 for a year worth of hosting, which is only around 12 to 14 SGD.
And for all I know, being integrated with Blogger itself, I doubt Google hosting service would have problems such "our servers suddenly decided to take your website" down when you least expect it, causing you to lose hundreds of visitors at one go. Oh the horror.
That's right, lesson learned. If the "good folks" at Exabytes decide to continue taking their own sweet time, I guess I might just as well switch the website to lukeyishandsome.net instead of .com. Sigh.
Jeff said on April 24, 2012 at 9:51 AM
luke, you can transfer your domain away from exabytes to registrar like godaddy.com name.com or dynadot.com, then point your domain name to your blogspot address.
it costs less than USD$10.
Luke Phang said on April 24, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Oh I didn't know. Thanks for the advice! Gonna do it today