Another man has grabbed a soap box to stand on. This time it’s the owner of our favorite hosting company, Network Redux. Tom shares the things he loves about the world of web hosting, and by love, I mean drives him nuts. It should be an excellent read even If he only publishes half the funny stories he tells us.
For example, Aniel let some broke-ass query run to see how long it would take to complete now that we weren’t being held back by a slow* server. After reaching a page timeout we gave up. The query didn’t. Days later, I get an IM from Tom saying he noticed a 600,000 second query, and killed it. I think that’s a record.
*Thanks Surpass Hosting, and your commitment to sucking.