I launched a client on GoDaddy hosting today, and while I was nosing around in his WordPress admin site I noticed how very sl-l-o-o-w it was. I did a little research on GoDaddy and found that that’s pretty much the consensus.

One writer mentioned a reverse IP lookup tool that tells you how many domains are on any given IP address. I checked my client’s name and found over 3,500 other domains are hosted there. Then I checked my own host server and there are 1,900.

I don’t know what’s considered too many, but I suspect that GoDaddy might be being slowed down by sheer numbers here.

Since the support times have been growing steadily at my current host, I’m considering a move – this time to a greener company.  Here’s an article I found from 2007 about the growing number of green web hosts.

I’ve been looking into a few that offer reseller plans:

Most of these have pricing levels significantly higher than what I’m paying now, which would be a consideration. But if anyone has used these companies and has an opinion either way about them, I’d love to hear about it.

I found this cool tool today  on IPwalk.com. If you’re a hosting reseller like I am, you can enter the name of your company and it will tell you your market share in the U.S. and the world.

I am currently a major player in the United States with 0.0002% of the total hosting market under my control.

I must admit that I’d never used IR on a site until today… my client wanted pretty H1 tags and Georgia wasn’t cutting it. So I did a little research and found that CSS-Discuss recommended the Gilder Levin Ryznar Jacoubsen (Version 1) technique to be one of the most accessibility-friendly; scroll down about 2/5 of the way to read more about this. Here’s the page with the technique spelled out for you.

This was super-easy to implement in both the HTML and CSS. It took me about 20 minutes to change 15 or so H1 headings to the new images and the client is now happy.