monkeys and marbles

finding a web host made difficult

Posted on: November 1, 2007

so i’m in the market for some hosting services for monkeys and marbles. i already own the domain monkeysandmarbles.com…hosting my blog rather than using the free WordPress service is my next step. simple, right?

oh, so wrong!

after comparing the features provided by the hosting services that WordPress recommends, hubby and decided that i should go with AN Hosting…they had a great deal on that ended at midnight on October 31st. it is now 3am on November 1st…and i am not being hosted by AN Hosting. why? because their online form didn’t like my credit card. apparently there was something invalid about it. okay, i think to myself…i’ll try another….nope! no go. okay….how ’bout hubby’s? nope! 3 credit cards invalid? i don’t be thinking so!

there was definitely something wrong here…so i called their toll-free support number….and i was on hold until after midnight….no deal for me! i hung up before anyone answered my call for help.

fine. screw AN Hosting….their loss!

so i go to our second choice, which would have been our first choice had AN Hosting not had their deal on. BlueHost sounded great. they host hundreds of thousands of sites, and they are rated one of the best hosts for WordPress blogs. perfect!

i start filling out the form to sign up. i’m almost ready to pay, but there’s one more step…i have to read the Terms and Conditions. fine. what can they put in there that i can’t handle?

no spamming….fine.

no selling of controlled substances, illegal drugs, guns, etc….i would never!

the use of foul language and profanity is prohibited. woh woh woh…come again?

are you telling me that if i pay you to host my site, i won’t be allowed to swear on my own blog? ya…that’s just not a good fit for me…fuck!

so i’m still looking. if anyone has any advice or recommendations, i would love to hear them!

[i would like to thank AN Hosting and BlueHost for giving me the fodder for my first NaBloPoMo post]

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14 Responses to "finding a web host made difficult"

Isn’t it funny the places we find the morality police hiding? Good thing you actually read the terms.

The obsession with profanity is beyond me. Words only have the power you give them. If you don’t want to say fuck or read blogs which do, then don’t.

I wouldn’t have cared for that either, even if I didn’t use such language.

How would we ever talk about our kids if you were using that host??????

i was gonna say that i love a good “fuck” every now and again, but …uh… that just came out all WRONG. so, um, yeah we (the royal we of course) dont want to be hosted by anyone so prudish.

Rock on

fight the fucking power

by the way-I don’t know who she uses but check out the blog boobsinjuriesanddrpepper.blogspot.com because she enjoys a good profanity rant too

Um, what the fuck?

I was looking at them too, but now it’s pretty clear they are not in the running.

Huh???

More reason I should stay with shitty blogger and stay far away from self hosting!

That’s just the kind of crap that makes me hate neighborhood associations, too! You gonna tell me what I can and can’t do IN MY OWN HOUSE? Oh no you didn’t!

What a load of garbage! How can you be censored from swearing? This isn’t Kindergarten. Why, I outta…

If you ever do find a suitable host, imaginarybinky.com is looking for a good home as well. For now, it is lost in the wilderness of Bloggerific obscenities.

I got nothin’ for you…When you figure it out…post it. I need the advice…

Oi yoi yoi…wish I had some advice to offer!

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okay I have one more comment-how can a host called BLUEhost not allow blue language?!?!?!?!

Dee

These are the things that keep me from going self-hosted. For now, anyway, while i’m being pregnant and lazy about it.

Can be no help but good luck, never realised it would be so difficult

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