This month I got a notification from my webhost telling me that my webhosting will expire at the end of the month unless I renew.
When I picked up my webhost I went with the cheapest option because…well I was starting out with wordpress and paying for my blogging so I wanted the cheapest incase it went wrong. I had also just started working and didn’t really budget well.
Fast forward and now I host other sites (including for other people) so it made sense to pick up a larger hosting package from a compeititor. The only issue here is that my webhost also provided the domain name and hold ownership of the domain.
This means I can’t switch my website to a different webhost so I either pay more money to keep this site here or I move it and use a different domain name.
That’s not a big deal except I have a few good links to this domain such as to the digital version of the storyline productivity schedule and a few other textexapnder articles. This means that people would no longer find them. That’s a shame.
The moral of the story is not to get stuck with your choice when you start out, make sure you think about how you will grow in the future and insure you can expand. I don’t know what I’m going to do but by the end of the month this site will either
1) still be the same (and I’ll be a few pounds poorer)
2) have moved to a new domain (but everything will still be here)
3) Have been burned to the ground!!! and I’ll start again with a new blog
I don’t know which I will choose.