I think I have it all the way I want them for now , just waiting on one more to update over the next few hours. It been fun learning what different providers can do and what they are over charging for. You would be amazed as to what they think they can get away with.
Network Solutions is again the most expensive ( a reminder to self ) and if you burp while on they’re site I think they charge you for it. They have a nice “domain backorder” scam going on, I left the account and the domain in it just expire.
The ipage account is great for sites that don’t get a lot of traffic and in time they might get some new servers and a faster connection. The difference from the ipage site to WordPress site was 10ms,that’s a lot when there is high demand.
As for GoDaddy I’m still debating on staying, they do work with Microsoft Exchange well but its easy to edit the records in WP also.
Getting domain email seems to be the biggest pain in the ass ( meaning expensive ).
So this is more or less so I remember what I have testing for the the last week or so , but it might help someone from wasting time.
You should know what a blog is by now and mine has been bouncing from hosting provider to hosting provider as I test its speed and options. During all of this I was prompted to create a WordPress.com account for some of the plugins. Now they keep stats and inform you when and if the site is up and running stuff like that, what I found out about ( or just realized ) is the site itself can be hosted on the WP server so no matter who is doing the hosting I can just point it at the WordPress account and I don’t have to keep rebuilding it.
I tried just adding the domain service where you can just point a domain name at it ( $99. bucks) and that just sucked. All it did was add more plugins to confuse the server. I had to back up the blog and remove it from all servers and hosting sites for a day or two, then recreate it on the WP server. Then add the domain address and it worked, the files are on WP servers and its only $35 a year. ( not sure anyone is going to understand this but I learned crap OK )
Each hosting provider add plugins to a WP site , deals they make with different company’s. So doing a site like this can be way different depending on who you use. With this now all the sites and pugins are the same so it’s easy.