Laughter and Tears

So the saga continues ( post 1, post 2).  I just got off the phone with Robert, their VPS specialist.  He doesn’t think VPS will solve my problem and I should go with a dedicated server for $129 a month.  That’s $1200 a year (I was sold a $120 a year service as being enough)…I can buy a server for that, he agrees.  Still, I show him the information another blogger, one MUCH larger than me posted saying she’s paying $50 a month for a VPS server and it’s working fine with the traffic spikes.  He looks up the company and says that his company offers more for less money….ok then why do I need a dedicated server???

Now mind you, my traffic on MOST days is under 1K.  There are RARE days when I go to 3-5K, but those are very rare.  But since the traffic comes in spurts, I have to pay $1200 a year….I can assure you, that’s money out of my pocket as even with ads on my blog, I don’t make anywhere near that amount.  At some point I have to just let them take my site down, stop trying to build my site up and entice traffic, or just close the bloody thing down and find a new hobby.

For now, I’ve asked them to move me to VPS at $74 a month (they could give me a break if I prepaid for 24 months….but why would I when they’re telling me it won’t work).  One would think after 7 days of hell with them they’d offer an olive branch and let me try it for one month and then commit to 24…but right now I don’t even know if they’re going to upgrade me to VPS before Monday.  Everything inside of me is screaming to just say screw it and move them, again.  But it freakin’ took me three weeks to get them both to this company and after DAYS of reading reviews to pick them.  I’m tired of this, I want it all over, and I want it done.  Is that really too much to ask for?

No, I’ve no named them because they’re working on it, but to all you hosting companies out there we talk.   I don’t know whether to laugh or cry….I think I’ll do a bit of both.

So I just got this….

Hello, Thank you for contacting us this evening.
We will have our supervisors review the possibility of
upgrading your two shared accounts to one VPS.
If they give their approval, we will proceed with the migration.
We will contact you via this ticket / email with any progress.
If you have any further questions, please
feel free to contact us at anytime.

I’m not hopeful

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