I've switched hosting providers! The site is now being served by DigitalOcean. I wasn't particularly unhappy with my prior host, but I had been running into some technical difficulties that were tough to address on a shared server environment. With DO, the site is now on its own virtual private server, so I have a lot more control. My experience as a server admin is moderate, but DO has had a user-friendly tutorial for everything that I needed to install and set up. Their pricing structure should also end up saving me money (pay for what you use, rather than a flat rate). The link above has my referral code, which provides a $50, 30 day credit for new sign-ups - if you're looking for a hosting provider, and have enough technical knowledge to manage your own server space, check 'em out!
Ugh, this post totally reads like an advertisement :) Honestly it's just been a good experience so far - if it turns sour, you'll hear about that too.
July 13, 2019