Day 8: Choose Your Web Hosting Wisely!
Today turned out to be a head hung low day for me. Originally, I had planned on making full use of SiteRubix here on WA. Well, why the hell not I was thinking to myself. I was already paying for Premium and website hosting was included. So bonus I’m thinking!!!
Well, not so fast. Turns out that SiteRubix is severely limited. Limited to only free themes and plugins. As it turns out they block out going requests to remote servers. Those outgoing requests are extremely necessary in order to be able to register, activate AND upgrade those paid themes & plugins. So if you are planning on making any kind of serious affiliate income, you best be looking at moving your websites to another hosting company!! Totally inconvenient to say the least!!!
However, if you are just starting out, then this is a great platform for getting your feet wet with the whole concept of websites until such time as you literally grow out of them and need to up your affiliate marketing game.
So the day was spent moving my affiliate websites off SiteRubix and onto Amazon servers. I decided to host my websites on Amazon EC2, because I didn’t want to have any more limitations thrust upon me on my affiliate sites. It’s just too costly to troubleshoot and rectify!
Unless you are REALLY technically savvy with Linux and an Apache webserver, moving to Amazon servers would not be in your best interest. I would highly suggest that you research other hosting companies that would be a better match for your situation and which would still, in the end, lift those limitations imposed on you by SiteRubix!!
So, another lost day here.However, I’m thinking in the end this was a situation that was for the best. AND, I've got screaming fast servers now!!!!
Now that this whole server thing is sorted out, I can get started on getting my content up to speed.