Well, it’s that time of the year again to start renewing the hosting/publishing of my sites on WordPress.com. Now when I started this I had all the sites on GoDaddy and was paying about $120USD a year. Now that came with unlimited sites and email at no cost. Now with just 4 sites at the “personal plan” on Word Press, it’s $4.00 a month per site with no real email to speak of. That works out to be $192.USD a year. With any “experiment” in hosting, I tried the “premium” accounts on Word Press because after opening the account they gave you a “discount” for the upgrades for the rest of the year, Bad idea on my part. Now just realizing what I did when I did the comparison.
Now to get the email ( send and receive ) from the domain I use Microsoft Exchange, with 2 email addresses it’s $100.USD a year. To make it more complicated most of the domains are registered at Google Domains for the free “privacy protection”. So I’m having to deal with DNS and domain manual info input in 3 different hosting services ( and I wonder why I have a headache ).
Lets list things I like about Word press hosting…
I can get to the websites from anywhere in the world I might be visiting and they load fast
Ease of use
They deal with all the updating
Now what about Godaddy hosting
Not as easy to get to the service from anywhere
Pain in the ass system to deal with finding what you need
Updating my own software ( not a problem )
What I like about Google Domains
Ease of use
I will be keeping the Microsoft Exchange anyway
So I am rethinking Word Press and is it worth the cost…
Moved most some of my sites back to GoDaddy , not sure why when other post’s said I was trying to move away from GoDaddy. I did find out that Microsoft Exchange / email problem went away when I just use Godaddy as a DNS server.
One of the sites that was setup for email worked great on WordPress using exchange I moved the site back to GoDaddy and I couldn’t get Outlook the program to work. I used a “help me fix it” program from Microsoft and it helped a little. Soon as I moved the site back to WordPress and just used GoDaddy to point it everything started working again.
I should have just left well enough alone and stayed with WordPress.
Well it’s here and it’s not much different from the preview I was running on a laptop and an older desktop. There are some new apps that will help higher end computers with AR and VR, one of the updates I was looking forward to was the one drive files on demand.
That app/service is not working as Microsoft intended as of just yet, seems the option is on some of the installs. If not you have to download the “one drive” newest program and run it to even see the option for files on demand. Even then not all the folders are showing up correctly . I hope they fix this soon .
It has slowed the system a bit , have not tried it on the gaming computer. I will try “gaming” this weekend and report back.
Been waiting for the Windows 10 fall creators update for a month or so , in the preview program it should be out by now. I have loaded the latest preview a number of times and all it keeps doing is crashing the computer ( 16251 iso ) . Its to the point where I don’t want to load it because I don’t think it will move on to the next update with out freezing up.
Just for the hell of it I loaded Windows S on the system ( you need Pro to try it ) and It would have been great if it was a “lite” version of windows but its not . It just windows Pro without anyway to run exe files. I created a account for my grandson to play with and asked him to see if he could brake it . No luck so far , it would be a great OS for those who don’t know anything about computers or kids.
A friend reminded me over the weekend as to what I got a computer for ( Flight Sim’s ) by asking questions about a game I have not played in months. With all the options of what to play out these days it’s hard to remember what you love , game of the month syndrome.
I built this computer to play this game ( Microsoft Flight Sim ) at the max and I bet it’s spent 10% of its time doing that. Now I have the “need for speed” ( Top Gun reference ) and I should shit or get off the pot.The newest game is DCS a combat sim that I have over the years sent a lot of money on with “add ons” . This is a reminder to myself to play the game.