It’s 2012 and the amount of free to low cost hosting services has only become more abundant over the last few years. So why do I keep seeing pages go down when they are linked to by Hacker News?
I can only assume it’s very smart people who want to host their blog themselves, they are so smart they don’t need your hosting service. They know how to install WordPress or maybe they rolled their own sweet custom CMS. Good for them. The thing is, I need you to have a decent host to see your super smart blog post.
When I get a message like “Error establishing a database connection”, I’m done. I don’t bookmark it to come back or write the link down to read it later, I forget about it.