Enthusiastic Web Host Seeks Clients that Wish for Happiness

Enthusiastic Web Host Seeks Clients that Wish for Happiness

SimplicityHosting.Com, Inc. - Simply the Best Vegan Web Hosting

SimplicityHosting.Com, Inc. – Simply the Best Web Hosting

As the title suggests SimplicityHosting.Com, Inc. is a enthusiastic web host seeking clients currently unhappy (man, it’s hard to deal with these SEO rules and make things readable, hm) with their web host and would like to have enthusiastic help to get them transferred, we do it all! We can transfer your data and get your sites working optimally.

You may think this is just another shameless plug and in ways it is, however, there are many out there who have been abused by the ho hum attitude of their current web host company. The slow response to tickets, incomplete answers, company wanted to charge for unknown services that will resolve unknown issues basically for no reason.

Then there are the web hosts that play games with their clients like holding domains and registrations (yes, they still exist) or causing trouble with transfers or backup systems. Whereas we will not help you leave our services we do not change anything in the current operation if you decide to leave. We believe the clients domains and data is owned solely by them, and not by us, as such we also encourage clients to independently backup their data as most do in their disaster recovery plans.

Inquire here, best regards!

SimplicityHosting.Com, Inc. - Simply the Best Vegan Web Hosting

SimplicityHosting.Com, Inc. – Simply the Best Web Hosting

Another Happy Vegan Web Host Transfer Story!

The prospective client was having problems at his current host and was looking for a savvy vegan web host to take over his business account.

 

SimplicityHosting.Com, Inc. - Simply the Best Vegan Web Hosting

SimplicityHosting.Com, Inc. – Simply the Best Web Hosting

 

It has certainly been a long time since I wrote anything on this blog site. We have been busy dealing with clients and infrastructure upgrades and so forth, though important, blogging must always be treated as a secondary activity, especially with my apparent lack of skill in it (I never seem to be able to get everything down that I want to, there always seems to be so much more to write about and never sure how to organize it so it is easy to read and understand or entertaining enough). Anyway here is an attempt to tell the story of a prospective client that was looking for a vegan web host to replace his current web host with which he was having technical issues.

Just recently, however, we received an email from a prospective client who has had troubles with his websites crashing his web hosts’ servers. He stated he only had about 10GB of space and a small amount of monthly hits, I wasn’t sure what to make of the situation but I knew this client definitely should not be on shared server space.  So I suggested a VM/VPS root server where he had total control and we would assist or do the migration. This server would also be equipped with WHM/cPanel for easy site, user and email management. I neglected to ask the client why, however, he was looking for a vegan web host.

There was an issue with transferring of backups and at some point the original host which had been paid for and not cancelled was having downtime on their system and/or control panel. However the client was able to get the files to us through a file transfer service it was actually WeTransfer.Com in case there are others with similar issues. Just a small tech note on WeTransfer.Com, there is a python script available that allows one to grab WeTransfer.Com files at the normal download URL directly from the server, very handy, available through GitHub here: https://github.com/superalex/py-wetransfer

Once we received the files it was 10-15 minutes before we had them restored and all the sites operable, of course there were a few tweaks we had to do on the back end to make things work (one mysql database did not transfer, one joomla site needed an adjustment to .htaccess to function again, and we needed to add an SSL cert to the server on a domain so Apple Mac Mail would function nicely, I still use Thunderbird with self-signed SSL certs which works just fine after the cert is “accepted”).  I believe our pace at resolving issues could be classified as ferocious in contrast to the current web hosting industry that I would call sleepy at best. Later, when asked, the client said he found us by doing a search on vegan web host companies. I thought “that is so cool”!

So another happy story where a client was having issues and we gained a client and was able to resolve the issues effectively.  We are certainly glad this client chose SimplicityHosting.Com, Inc. to be his web hosting partner.

SimplicityHosting.Com, Inc. - Simply the Best Vegan Web Hosting
SimplicityHosting.Com, Inc. – Simply the Best Web Hosting

Comment on DividendMantra.com’s podcast Chasing Financial Freedom Episode 4

I was going to put this on dividendmantra.com but it ended up being too long to post! I have not written much about my experiences in Thailand or even much about investing as I do not really want to be tied to a blog and do not need to make any money from it at this time. I just don’t really feel the need to blog all the time as I find so much stuff out there that I would have could have written and or that I benefit from that I would rather let those guys who do it so well (like dividendmantra.com one of the best in my opinion if not THE best!) do it. At any rate this comment is on the post here: http://www.dividendmantra.com/2013/09/the-chasing-financial-freedom-podcast.html

I love the Ramen noodle story! I have been in Thailand for a little over 2 years and with my girlfriend who does not understand finance or investing at all, or so I thought! I actually opened a brokerage account in Thailand and made 10 purchases of some of the best stocks I could find, though they behave quite differently from US stocks they do produce dividends. Well my girlfriend did not appreciate or understand much and was afraid I would lose that money (the total account has the equivalent of about 1.5 positions in my overall holdings which is around 1% at this time, so not much of a problem if I lost it all or 30% or…or…or). I assured her if I lost it all it would not hurt too much and that there will be dividends of around average 3.5% and I gave her a little calculation of what that would be in terms of income, which didn’t move her much whereas at the same time she would not be able to conceive of anything that would pay almost 300Baht per month steadily no matter what. Quite a foreign concept! But Asians love to save and those that do not understand and appreciate the concept of saving. Unfortunately in Thailand necessity usually outweighs any average savings plan and most of the normal people are in debt, just like in the USA! At one point I told her I was going to sell all my Thai stocks and she was glad. Then she asked when and I said in 2 or 3 years after I see how they fare and she was what?! 2 or 3 years?! I said yes, you do not understand investing, you must do like that, not shift every short time span!

So I really thought she was not getting it until she made a comment a few weeks ago. She said she was watching this psychic show she likes and she had a realization that my dividend investing would really start to pan out next year, something like that. We don’t speak any English together so everything in is Thai and sometimes things get lost in the translation and/or the way we think just doesn’t work in that language, which is actually fun for me! So she said that and I thought wow!, it must be sinking in a bit though I really have not pushed the issue of her knowing about what my financial goals are as they are lofty. We press on to financial freedom!

As for my girlfriend being a negative influence on my finances. That just cannot happen at this point. I am very committed and we basically have a pretty set spending pattern which is quite lower than if I lived alone in complete isolation back in Los Angeles! But girlfriend is not a spend thrift. One thing I noticed about her when we first met was that she would go shopping and spend a lot of time and buy nothing! Then she would talk about what she wanted and also not buy it, for about 3+ months! And there were usually a few things she was thinking about and talking about at any given time. And then some time after 3 months she might pull the trigger and buy one of those things, or not. I thought that was a remarkable trait and decided to watch it and not try to push on it or her shopping and desires and all that. Once I went out and bought one of the things she was thinking about and gave it to her (a medium price cell phone, under 5000baht or around $145usd). Well she complained that it was not the one she wanted and ended up giving it away to someone! So from then on I never butt into her business when it comes to those purchases or shopping items, but I do interact with her about them when, especially now, she asks my opinion or this or that as she is going through her mental shopping list! The truth of the matter and the bottom line in the whole situation is if she decided to pull the trigger on every single item, all at once, at any given time, it would not affect our finances by much and definitely would not cause any pain or worry so things are just fine in that area. That is not the usual pattern of those trying to cope with Thai culture and spending habits though, so be careful if you want to tread there!

By the way I always have some vegan Ramen noodles on hand and most of the time some vegan sausages or fake meat that can be added to the noodles for a bit of a meaty taste. They are very cheap here and the fake meat is also relatively inexpensive (around $3 us per package which lasts me around a week).

Also, and going back to the issue of the other people we live with, my girlfriend has made some interesting comments along the way. I have not pressed too hard to do any local business in Thailand because a) I make enough online actually too much to be interested in most of the local options, income wise and b) I see a lot of foreigners waste a lot of money on these local businesses just on a whim and I do not want to contribute to that sort of activity. And so I said from the beginning, to my girlfriend, if she wanted to do any type of business and had a good plan I was willing to look into it and potentially fund it. She has not discussed much but every once in a while has a notion to do something. Recently we saw some new 2 story building additions going on on the outskirts of town and/or a few KM (kilometers) out and she commented that she was thinking about grabbing one and starting a business there. So I gave her some encouraging words and let her know when she had a good plan we would look into it. That thought may come up again in a few weeks to a month if she is really interested, or it might just not come up for three or four months and/or might turn into something else. I give her that space and don’t mess around there and if anything real comes up we can deal with it. No need to be too critical or negative at all just ready for action if the time is right!

I have a lot more to say but will refrain, too much already, best regards!

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