It was a disaster. I don’t know where to start in explaining it.
The first day that VaultPress transferred my site over, they had problems with their database. Well that seems reasonable, since that is a big request and I’ll just wait a few days until the database is ok. I am sorry to report that I had database problems every few days.
The last straw was a few days ago when I went to my site in the morning to check on it, and it had a 500 error. The note on the webpage said to tell Fatcow if I did anything wrong. I hadn’t done anything unusual. No updates, or installing weird plugins. Fatcow responded later and said they had fixed the problem, but the damage was done. My numbers were the lowest they were since my 3rd month blogging. That meant lost revenue from showing the banner at the top, and that’s how I pay for the site.
I am using Inmotion Hosting now and I hope it will be better than the other WordPress hosts I have tried. Why is it so hard to have reliable hosting? I guess that starting with WordPress.com set a high expectation for me. That things would just work, and that the performance would be great. So far I haven’t had any problems with the new host. There might be a small problem with a third-party plugin for Chrome/Firefox, but I will let you know if I get that resolved. I haven’t told them yet, so I will go do that now.