I don’t want to sound like I’m always picking on Microsoft. I use their products every day, and I can’t really say I have too many complaints (I have some, but this isn’t a post about any issues I might have with Microsoft’s products).
I’ve done my share of complaining, however, about the Bill Gates/Jerry Seinfeld team-up that went so horribly wrong — but it would seem that Microsoft has managed to salvage something from the wreckage. Check it out:
First off, I’d like to say that it’s easy to start playing the blame game when things don’t go as well as one had hoped. This is even easier when you weren’t the one who put the offending system in place — “if only they had done things such and such a way”…
This type of thinking does little to address current problems, and can actually run the risk of alienating you from those who put the system in place and have valuable knowledge about how it works. You’re going to need their help, so don’t get off on the wrong foot by trying to blame them for the current state of the system.
Let me first say that I’ve been with BlueHost since I started this blog. While it’s had its ups and downs (and at several points I certainly would say I pretty much hated them as a webhost, due to a bout of downtime around last December), they haven’t really been too bad to me overall.
I say this because there are lots of webhosts out there that are just terrible (I won’t mention any names, but I’ve heard horror stories from more than one person who either lost their site completely or had endless downtime. For this reason, I’ve been trolling sites Web Hosting Rating, checking out which hosts people have had particularly bad experiences with.
While I don’t feel it’s really fair of me to start naming names here, you can take a look for yourself and see which sites have really bad reputations for webhosting.