Recently, I started to look around at hosting alternatives to my current host, 1and1. They have always been helpful and the service has been pretty reliable, except for a few issues when I started, and the pricing wasn’t terrible. Why am I switching then? I wanted a fresh start. As you can see, I have a lot of different projects going on. The reason for this is because each idea I have is totally different, and each idea has the potential to be a great one. Everytime I start a project, it’s also a new learning experience. 

Some people work on web projects as a “get rich quick scheme” and those are always the ones that fail, or litter their websites with ads. I’m all for making money, but I know that the real winners are websites that have stood the test of time. One such example is MacRumors. Started over ten years ago, MacRumors has become a hub for the Apple community, always providing reliable news and rumors and a thriving forum. The owner and creator, Arnold Kim, was recently featured in the New York Times because he decided to quit his job as a medical doctor to work on MacRumors full time. In fact, he also said he would make just as much money (at least six figures) from MacRumors as he would if he continued to practice medicine. 

Most, if not all, of my current projects and ideas will probably ever reach this level. Part of this is because of timing. Back when website development was at a slower pace, people had time to establish a following before the next bigger better idea came along. 

Anyway, I’ve decided to move to a new host, Eleven2. Their company has been around for a few years, and they were a great resource when I was thinking about starting my own Reseller Hosting website. They started like me, as teenagers, and worked their way up to thousands of users in many countries. They offer amazing hosting packages. 

The main domain name of the hosting plan will be www.johnthedeveloper.com. This blog will eventually be moved to the website as well. Then, I’ll begin migrating only my current projects over to the new host. While I’ll have plenty of space, in the years since I purchased my first hosting plan, I’ve learned so much and will be organizing everything much differently. I like when things are organized, and a quick look at my FTP server will show how UNorganized my server has become. 

I’ll let everyone know when the transition is complete, and you’ll likely see some of my projects die entirely, and others change shape.

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