Remember when I told you about the future of my website last month? Well today I’ve officially decided its fate. The decision is…to shut down my website. Yes, I actually meant it. From today, the days of my website are numbered. I’ve submitted a support ticket to Just Host requesting for account cancellation, and sooner or later I’ll go through the actual cancellation process.
To be honest, I enjoyed hosting my website with Just Host, the hosting service is amazing, and my website runs pretty fast. But the reality is, I get nothing in return, and there’s that 5000-6000 baht hosting cost that is still being billed every year. In business term, I’m actually making a loss ever since I opened my hosting account at Just Host. Although I do get thousands of views and occasional new sign ups, but those accounts were actually never used at all. Although I do dream of setting up an organization and in theory my existing hosting account could be used, but the domain ‘supanut2000.com’ is not professional at all, and…having to register for a new domain is almost equal to registering for a new hosting account, which I think will be more worth-it as compared to registering a new domain under my existing hosting account.
Also, since I’ve figured out ways to distribute files on this blog and I’ve created a special downloads category, the purpose of having a separate website has literally been defeated. This blog itself is enough to serve as a full website, thanks to the fact that I can create static pages for my articles. Though there’s no way to create a forum, I don’t think it’s needed. In the past even though my website has a forum, it’s never used.
And, if I do want to play around with PHP scripts, I do have some WAMP servers installed on my desktop which allows me to do exactly just that.
After the hosting account cancellation is complete, I’ll figure out what to do with my website’s Facebook page. Most likely, I’ll take it down too as it’s no longer needed, that is, if I can take it down at all.
If I decided to host a website again, there are other options like Godaddy and Blue Host, which might even be cheaper than Just Host.
So…yeah, that’s it for now…good-bye my website, I’ll miss you.