Yesterday, I tried to access my blog to publish a post and my server was down. I’m on a shared server and that means when I get a huge spike in organic visitors (new people to my blog), the server can’t handle thousands and thousands of people hitting on my blog all at once so the server will crash.
Late last night, I finally accessed my blog and saw that the reason it crashed was due to an article about Brick House 319 published on Delish.com. It’s a similar article to the one published on Good Housekeeping a couple years ago. To read it on Delish.com, click here.
So a major tip for anyone out there who has a blog that can get a huge spike (in the tens of thousands) spend the extra money for your own server. Do not get a shared server. I use Blue Host but GoDaddy is great too.