I moved my site to my own server a year ago, and it was ok. But when I moved a higher trafficked site, over to my server I discovered that there were a few things I didn’t know. My database kept crashing and eventually I moved that site back to the shared server.
Well I know a lot more now, and I have set up an even better and stronger server. And now it is being monitored regularly by a robot. And it can restart itself if it crashes! I can rest a bit easier now with this system. Plus the new server can serve files much faster and to more clients than ever before. Setting up and configuring it posed a few problems at first but those problems have become fun and interesting for me now…not a source of stress. Sort of like playing chess.
Do it yourself is deeply rewarding if you have the time to do it yourself.