Found new stuff

So this is more or less so I remember what I have testing for the the last week or so , but it might help someone from wasting time.

You should know what a blog is by now and mine has been bouncing from hosting provider to hosting provider as I test its speed and options. During all of this I was prompted to create a WordPress.com account for some of the plugins. Now they keep stats and inform you when and if the site is up and running stuff like that, what I found out about ( or just realized ) is the site itself can be hosted on the WP server so no matter who is doing the hosting I can just point it at the WordPress account and I don’t have to keep rebuilding it.

I tried just adding the domain service where you can just point a domain name at it ( $99. bucks) and that just sucked. All it did was add more plugins to confuse the server. I had to back up the blog and remove it from all servers and hosting sites for a day or two, then recreate it on the WP server. Then add the domain address and it worked, the files are on WP servers and its only $35 a year. ( not sure anyone is going to understand this but I learned crap OK )

Each hosting provider add plugins to a WP site , deals they make with different company’s. So doing a site like this can be way different depending on who you use. With this now all the sites and pugins are the same so it’s easy.

Ford Recall for Air Bags

So about a year ago (July 2015 ) I got a letter from Ford letting me know the air bags need to be replaced. I’m thinking everyone would be getting the replacement parts all at once so I waited to call for a appointment.

I called today and found out FORD has not even got the parts yet…almost a year later. These are the air bags that shoot shrapnel in your face and I hear of at least one death a month. Or the ones that just don’t deploy.

How can they or any car company get away with this….killing your customers is better for your bottom line ? I see them coming out with millions of cars every year. They can’t put some of those parts in the older cars that need them ?

When I called FORD customer service they said there was NOTHING they could do the parts would be in next month and then you will get a LETTER telling you to call for a appointment and wait in line like everyone else. When I asked for a loaner till the car is fixed they said that is not policy and couldn’t be done  ( my thought was thank you for buying a FORD now screw off and die ).

Contacted FORD on Twitter and I will post the conversation here…

@FordService @Ford Got a safety recall a year ago and my local dealer says they don’t have the parts…are you trying to get people hurt ?

@evdaycomputer Safety is our top priority. Which recall are you referring to? I’ll take a look at things on this end. ^JW

@FordService the air bags, not so worried that you will let me drive the car for a year

@evdaycomputer Ford is working with its suppliers to expedite parts as quickly as possible. What’s the model year of your Mustang? ^JW

@FordService base model 2008, a year is ridiculous you should send me a loaner till you get your “parts” together

@evdaycomputer Between now & 3rd Quarter 2016, you’ll receive a letter advising when a replacement part is available for your vehicle. ^JW

@FordService how many people have died or been injured waiting for Ford to get “parts”

@evdaycomputer We take the safety of our customers very seriously, & we’ll continue to work with NHTSA to prioritize the replacement of …

@evdaycomputer air bag inflators to ensure they are replaced as quickly as possible, addressing the highest risks first. ^JW

I never did get a response about how many people have to die …………………………………….

You get what you pay for “ipage”

Getting tired of Go Daddy ever growing price increase’s someone I meet suggested ipage.com as a hosting provider.

I checked out the website and the price’s were about what I paid at Go Daddy so many years ago. The had a 30 day free trial so how could you go wrong. Most of my sites are just some basic html but with Google liking sites that are mobile ready I have been using templates or Word Press sites.

The email and FTP are so easy to use , I can call it old school straight forward. I moved one of my customers to that for hosting due to a dislike of the other company by me and my customer. And it was easy to do so everything was working out great.

But …there is always a but…about the time the 30 day trial ended I started getting reports from “jetpack” a Word Press plugin that the site was going down. Not for a long time but multi times a week.

Just to see if anything was different I opened a “support ticket” via the ipage site. Just like I thought it took days before anyone “read” the request , i got a bunch of canned response’s that didn’t help. After 10 days I just gave up getting help that way.

Just before leaving for vacation I called them about this “down time” problem before I left. The support rep looked into it and saw that I had made other request’s and said he was sorry it was not fixed. He said it was due to a old ( java i think ) script that was running and updated it and said it should be fixed.

Today I get online from Mexico and see 12 emails from “jetpack” that the site was down, for a hour at most at a time. Now I have to decide to cal the again , of course there is a PAID option $35 a year to get on the “dedicated Word Press servers”. Or move the site’s back to Go Daddy.

You get what you pay for……

The response I got from Ipage

Hello,

I am sorry to hear about the issue experienced due to Jetpack downtime notifications. There was no server side issues recently. As your website is database driven and we are on shared hosting platform, you may experience some slowness in website loading. However, we consider that to be a reasonable time for a database driven site in a shared-server environment where you share system resources with thousands of other customers. Therefore, you may find periodical slowness issues. However, this might trigger that your site is inaccessible after ten (10) seconds when Jetpack Monitor checks your site. I suggest you to ignore such notifications. The websites http://dirtymindspub.com/ and http://www.jobspeakweedcontrol.com/ is currently loading without any issues.

To learn more about it, please go to: http://jetpack.me/support/monitor/ .

If you wish to have faster loading speed for your WordPress website, then I suggest upgrade your account to WordPress Essential. we have recently launched the ‘WordPress Essential’ program which enhances your WordPress Hosting experience. We have specially designed this program to speed up the ever growing WordPress websites like yours. Additionally, we have customized the control panel to make installing and managing WordPress easy and hassle free. This program also adds extra layer of security to your website.

You can learn more and upgrade to WordPress Essential by visiting the link http://www.ipage.com/advanced-hosting/wp-essential/upgrade.bml .

Go Daddy web host change

Hello , I have been using Go Daddy web hosting for years and as of late something has changed .  They had been something I never thought about when it cam time to renew my hosting service. It just worked without much of a fuss. It was about $80 a year and slowly moved up ( correction ) moved up on pricing fast, and I didn’t see the reason why.

Go Daddy did get this “new system” Cpanel and last year I oped to move to the “new systems” from the old. Only was that was one big mistake. Seems they are keeping the new and old systems online at the same time. Moved all my domains and email to Cpanel and thats where the trouble started.

The web and email on the cpanel is almost un-usable .  With all the DNS errors and  email just not working . I have had to call support no less then 10 times and even Go Daddy support said there Cpanel email sucks. OH and that’s the “free” email.

I moved some of the domains to Google Domains as they needed to be renewed ( private registration ) Go Daddy is charging $7.99 per domain. Almost done with Go Daddy for good ,moving to ipage.com for hosting. Its sad Go Daddy went down hill so fast, I feel so bad for the nice people that work there.

Proud Cabaret London

Went there on a Groupon ticket , paid $130 dollars for 2 tickets. Found out if you buy the tickets at the door on Thursday they cost $39 pounds each. Our tickets covered the meals and the show , I got 2 bottles of 28 pound wine and 2 extra glass’s at 18 pounds. The bill came and it was 130 pounds , they charged us for bread we didn’t order and “other fee’s ” they said. So a night out at this place cost me $500. US I would avoid it. In my opinion . Visit was on the 5th November.

Updated : I have been in contact with “Alex Proud”is the name the email comes in from

Tickets on the door are show only? Not for a meal?!! So that is not true?!
Dinner tickets are £50 or $80 at least?

You chose what wine you ordered? Did we make you buy it? There was £19 wine?! You chose to buy the wine, how is that our fault?

Sides are charged extra, as they are at most restaruants? Esp when Group on?

And we do sell the programme, if you don’t like it we can refund it and on the night or after we are happy to do this

So what exactly is it you think we did wrong?
Alex

After I explained to him about the extras and service fee’s again I sent him this :

My response “The bill was 116.81 pounds , what I drank was 74 pounds. What I see as the difference is 42.81 pounds, is what I’m disputing. ” And the reviews will be corrected to say that there was a miss understanding to what was covered by the Groupon and I worked with Alex from Proud Cabaret to correct the issue .”

Alex Proud responded asking how much it would cost?  (to make this go away is how I took it ) asking me to take the reviews down.

It has been over a week and I have not heard back….