I decided a few days ago to leave FQ. I regretted the need to do so at the time, and now I regret it even more.
I recently converted my site to MediaWiki, and as the spiders work their way through the site causing caches to fill and image thumbnails to be created, my disk space allotment is far behind me. I expect it to get worse. The cost to upgrade my hobby from Pioneer to Trailblazer is just too much for my wife to tolerate
I opened an account at Lunarpages when they assured me that PHP 5 and MySQL 5 were just an email away. I should have run the other way when my pre-sales question was answered with a ticket: the words supposedly typed by a human were sandwiched between numbers and codewords generated by software to be read by more software. I felt sorry for the poor human, her scripted message echoing down the corridors of the Borg ship.
I requested my new account be moved to a server with the advertised PHP 5 and MySQL 5. I received several canned replies designed to give the impression that people are working on something. More than 24 hours later, I decided to run. I sent the email canceling the account to billing and received an email from support with more ticket numbers. Within 5 minutes the requested move was completed. I'm not saying there's a connection between my leaving and the sudden completion of the open ticket, but...
Now I'm thinking of trying HostGator. (I'm not going to wait for the refund--I'd like to get this over with.)
Anyone have a suggestion for a host that isn't horrible? I at least 1 Gb of space for $15/mo. I use hardly any bandwidth--a few hundred Mb. It probably seems weird to need so much space for so little bandwidth, but I'm not serving up video here. It's a research site with a lot of information that is rarely accessed.
I'm not really expecting any suggestions--I just wanted to get this off my chest: Dang it, FQ! You've ruined me for any other host!!!