I didn't want to seem like I was promoting anyone so, I left that part
out. However, the hosting service that I ultimately picked was WestHost.
I picked them because of their location (Salt Lake City) which is a
major branch of the internet. They have been very good so, I moved my
domains & renewed my account. I used GoDaddy some years ago for parking
my domains. The only issue I had with GoDaddy was with their attempt to
recover the domain 'baileyzone.com' (long story) which failed so I went
ahead with baileyzone.net, using a hosting company (iPage) that turned
out to be in a server mall.
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
On 7/17/2020 5:43 PM, Graham Newton wrote:
> On 7/17/2020 7:26 PM, Corey Bailey wrote:
>> This is not about ISP's & most likely off topic, however for those of
>> you with websites, here is something that I learned:
>> The problem started when I was not receiving emails that I knew had
>> been replied to. The 'no replies' list, as it grew, included some
>> very astute institutions, many universities & the LOC, just to name a
>> few. Repeated inquiries to the hosting company generated variations
>> of the same unacceptable answer: "There's nothing we can do." After
>> some poking around, I learned that many of the hosting companies are
>> under one umbrella, owned by one company & they are not willing to
>> divulge that fact. As many as 50+ hosting companies are on the same
>> server with a firewalled front end that distributes data to them all
>> (a hosting mall, of sorts). Well, that firewall turned out to be the
>> culprit & that was the reason that my hosting company could do
>> nothing about my email problem. My answer to the problem was to go
>> shopping for a hosting company that owned their own servers & would
>> give me full control over the data that was addressed to me. In fact,
>> those two requirements became two of the qualifying questions that I
>> asked. In the process, I was surprised to learn that many, many
>> hosting companies are pawns in this type of game. This narrowed the
>> field considerably but, eventually I picked a hosting company. So
>> now, I make my own stupid mistakes.Ã‚Â :-)
> OK Corey... spill the beans... who did you finally find?
> I've been down the road myself... I was very happy with Lunarpages
> before they were bought out by HOSTPAPA, a real dreary bunch to say
> the least.
> They won't take ownership of fouling up some parts of my website, and
> take responsibility to fix what they fouled!
> I have just ordered hosting from GODADDY who has been my domain
> registrar for years. Now I face the job of migrating to them.
> ... Graham Newton