|I had a text chat yesterday with a local webhosting service. I was inquiring as to a client’s disk usage on their shared service because we were switching over from an existing Joomla site to a new WordPress one (heck yeah), and so I was touching base to make sure that the new WordPress install didn’t tip them over their limits (based on the existing site I knew it would be close).
I came away from the conversation frustrated based on the following…(After the preliminary greetings and outline of my request…)
Operator says: Hi. [redacted].com.au runs on our Apache server. Operator says: If you're going to use Wpress, you need to move to our Zeus servers. Operator says: Because Wpress runs with PHP Dee says: Joomla Runs with PHP Dee says: and I'm already using WordPress on this site Dee says: so do not make any changes to Zeus Operator says: yes but I recommend that you use ZEUS because it runs flawlessly with it. Dee says: NO Dee says: NO Operator says: But that's still your call Operator says: YEAH ;D Dee says: Thank you Operator says:
Look, I’m no expert, I don’t know why a host chooses Zeus over Apache but the Joomla site was originally on Zeus and we could never get the url rewrites to work, so on that basis alone I was in no way inclined to change…
Did you see the emoticons? Admittedly I was freaked at her suggestion, but the emoticons did.not.help.
This wasn’t the end of it…
Operator says: Okay. So just to inform you. You are allowed 500000mb and You are currently using 2769mb . Dee says: that's perfect thank you Operator says: Is there anything else I may help you with Dee? Dee says: No, that's enough for now, thanks Operator says: So you move it to Zeus now? Kidding! Have a great day Dee. Dee says: Just say no to Zeus... Dee says: thanks Operator says: Have a great day !:D
It took some time for my heart to stop pounding – I was having visions of her there in her cubicle with her finger on the button and could hear myself screaming NOOOOOOOOO into the void.