After many headaches with Brinkster over the years, I finally decided to migrate my blog to Bluehost and domain hosting to Go Daddy today. What disappointed me was the outdated version of PHP used which meant that I couldn’t upgrade to WordPress 3.2.1 and MySQL which prevented me from using MySQL Workbench. The migration took a couple of hours, involving the transfer of my domain name and blog content, themes, plug-ins and settings. So far so good and I’ll be monitoring if Bluehost is an improvement over Brinkster during the next couple of days.
One thing that I’ll miss about Brinkster though is their excellent 24×7 online chat support. Their operators are usually very responsive and helpful but often times held back by poor infrastructure. Let’s hope that I’ll not need to contact support so often at Bluehost.