23rd May 2014
I finally decided to change hosts. I’d completely had enough of 000webhost. Yes, their hosting was free, but it was awful. Recently I’d been seeing a lot of full-page adverts pop-up randomly when I clicked on a link on my site. I’m sure I’m not the only one to have seen these. Then, the host started putting pop-up ads on websites that were ‘inactive’. My website certainly wasn’t inactive, but to be fair on their behalf they did give me the code to get rid of it. Another issue was that the host was blocking people at random and the downtime was horrific. I needed to get away.
I’m now hosted by NameCheap, who I also register my domain with. I decided to bite the bullet and pay for hosting. I read some reviews before I went ahead with it and so far I’m happy with them as my new host. I managed to get 20% off my first payment with a code I found online meaning that 1 year of hosting has cost me £23. I don’t think that’s too bad at all. It’s nice to have lots of space and to have Cpanel back, rather than the rip-off version that 000webhost used.
I have to admit, the move was not easy. I installed WordPress at the new host and transferred my posts, pages, comments and layout across. But then I realised I was having issues with comments. Error messages were popping up all over the place. I spent hours on end yesterday reinstalling WordPress and messing about with coding, not having a clue what I was doing. But you’ll never believe was the problem was.
Bloody white space!
What even is that?! I can’t believe that getting rid of a bit of space fixed everything! Silly coding. You are drunk.
I was still having issues this morning. WordPress wasn’t letting me preview posts. Once again I hacked at the code, but it turns out it was just my browser. I removed cookies and everything was working again. In addition, for some reason I couldn’t get on the site when I used www. before the domain but it was fine with http:// or without. It was white space issues, again.
For some reason smilies aren’t working in Firefox, but they are in IE, so I will be trying to fix that today. Man, this coding business isn’t easy.
If you encounter any problems please do not hesitate to contact me. If the comments aren’t working you can email me at holly[at]empfire.info. Any help you can give is much appreciated! I will love you forever.