I have been giving come updates on how I managed to move from my free blog hosted at workdpress.com to this one here. Hosted too on a free hosting platform, but without the limitations to the usage of scripts, ads, upload etc. applied by wordpress.
My first attempt included contracting a Wycrest hosting and Domain plan. They have the cheapest offers, and for the size and traffic of my blog, the bandwidth and speed was sufficient. The signup process went smooth. I immediately got an account when PayPal paid the bill. I could log in, to “a system” that showed me as Inactive and I was happily waiting for my domain to be registered (checking whois regularly) and to receive my account ftp/mysql details.
These never came. I waited a couple of weeks, and my patience started to ran out. Since PayPal gives quite some time after a purchase to reclaim your money (a month and a half I believe), I decided to wait for another while. After a month I found I:
- Tried to call them 3 times, answering machine
- Sent them 6 Emails
- Logged 2 support calls
And all that without a word from them! With that, I decided to open the dispute at PayPal. They treated it quite well. They gave the vendor 20 days to respond, which they didn’t. I got my money back now. Without a scratch!
My current setup is now mostly a free one (gotta be Dutch ey!) I bought the domain through GoDaddy.com and am hosting now on000webhost.com, which is, being honest, is not the fasted, but they give me a lot of control on my site.
WyCrest: Stay Away, please do yourself that favour!
Godaddy + 000Webhost: Cheap and decently working solution… (!!Caveats in previous posts)