If you’re reading this, then my site was served to you by my new (old) hosting provider. The original DanPremo.com was hosted by 1&1. A few years in, Lewis turned me on to WordPress, which requires PHP and MySQL. At the time, my price slot had an option for PHP (by way of Linux), but I would have had to pay roughly twice as much to get a MySQL database.
For a smaller increase in price (about 50% less), I moved my hosting over to PowWeb, while keeping my registrar services at 1&1. I always felt that this was a compromise because PowWeb lacks the support, performance, and professionalism of 1&1. At some point in the recent past, I discovered that 1&1 had added features to its lowest price slots, including MySQL databases. For less than what PowWeb charges, I could get the features that forced my move in the first place.
But I was busy. It’s probably been more than a year since 1&1 improved its feature set, and now I’m finally switching. Back. It’s been easy because I’ve continued on as a customer these few years, so I was able to upgrade my package entirely though 1&1’s website. (Who wants to talk to a person?)