While I am perfectly happy with my current host, A Small Orange, I have decided to switch to a local host ran by a friend of mine called Huizinga Hosting & Webdesign (If you’re Dutch, reading this and looking for hosting: consider this company. Reasonable rates by any standards with great uptime, low loads and a phonenumber that is awnsered by somebody who actually knows what he’s doing, not some €5 an hour muppet who doesn’t know much more then how to pickup the phone and then get you to hang up asap. 😉 )
I make a backup of my cPanel user account at ASO a few days ago and, with the help of Bas, the previously mentioned friend, converted it into Direct Admin format and “restored” the account. After the almost flawless conversion (it lost my email forwarders) I changed the MX records at ASO and have been sending and receiving emails using my new host’s server ever since.
After a bit of checking, it seems my website got converted perfectly as well. (Heck, wordpress even remembers I am logged in.)
A registar transfer request was filed for my domain name and it should begin the 17th. (Bleh, first you have to ask your host for some code, then you have to click some link in an email to say you want to move, then you have to not click a link in another email and wait for that to expire.) So, starting the 17th~18th, everybody should be getting my website as it is served by my new host. Not that you’ll notice much, as it will look exactly the same.
Anybody still reading is probally wondering by now what the point of this entry is. Its OK if you can’t figure it out, because I don’t really know what the point of it is, either. I’m gonna hit “publish” regardless, though. 🙂
And the transfer is complete. 🙂
I’m interested in buying a hosting package from Huizinga Hosting, but the problem is that I don’t understand Dutch.
Can you elaborate on the cost of the different packages in USD? I’ll pay in US dollars, so I need to know the cost in USD.
700mb/10gb costs €40,- a year, excluding taxes (I’m not sure how those are handled in international purchases).
Most common domain names are €15,-.
(You can get an overview, on the order page.)
According to Google, right now, 40 Euros = 54.62 U.S. dollars. (I’m not sure how up-to-date that is.)
If you want, I can give Bas (the owner of the company) your email address.
Thanks for the info. 🙂
I’ll monitor the uptime of this shared server for some days and then let you know if I need to contact Bas.