I am Jack, and I am your web hosting geek. I have been working in the tech industry for about 10 years. This is where I learned how hardware systems work, and everything about the software that runs them.
If you have a blog, then you need hosting. My friends and I own many sites and we spend collectively more than $3,000/year on web hosting services. I personally operate 100s of hosting accounts.
I created Physics2005.org to share some of the things I have learned about hosting.Throughout the years I have hosted my sites in dozens of different hosts. Some of them were small hosting companies that lived for a short period of time, from a few months to a couple of years, and disappeared all of a sudden. They let their customers down one morning after sending an email saying: “We are sorry, you are screwed”. My site’s files were all lost and there was no recovery system in place. So much for cheap web hosts!
Thankfully, big companies like Godaddy, Hostgator, and iPage have worked great for me. Their services have been reliable, and their customer service knowledgeable. Their servers, which are fast and safe, host reputable, legitimate companies, not some fly-by-night hacked sites.
Astronomy is my hobby. I always liked physics at school, which led me to study Physics and Astronomy and get my bachelor degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In February 23rd 2005, astronomers announced the discovery of the galaxy VIRGOHI21. This is part of the reason 2005 was named the year of physics. In honor of this I named my site Physics2005.