During the past two months, traffic to my Anime Blog grew substantially (Last month 7300 visitors. Currently at 6300+ visitors and raising). Sadly, pages seemed to load a bit slower (12+ seconds). If this keeps up into 2011 when I start the Winter 2011 season and finish my backlog, things can get a bit worse.
This is why I am planning to start paying for my hosting since I have some money. Since I will be watching Anime for indefinitely, I will continue to blog. I would rather pay for 2 years as a lump sum so I don’t have to worry about having monthly charges. I am thinking about WPWebHost Freedom Plan since there servers are optimized for WordPress and their prices seemed reasonable. I don’t really need unlimited disk space and bandwidth since I am only using about 2GB of space currently and all pages are cached on WordPress. After the coupon I found (35%), it comes out to be 78 dollars.
When I move to paid hosting, I would need to put ads up to sustain myself since I don’t have a job. I might try to get a summer job to help with the hosting of the blog, but yeah… Good hosting is not cheap and I refuse to use WordPress.com since it’s too limited since I can’t use my WPTouch Pro plugin and custom themes.
If you have other cheap hosting solutions that you want to offer me, just comment here or contact me over Twitter/Melative.