I’ve been running my website on digitalspace.net hosting for years. Then they sold out to jumpline, and my ability to push changes to my website via ‘[rsync](http://www.samba.org/rsync/)’ disappeared, and was never restored. Although I still had ssh shell access, the account was seriously limited. It was probably a good security decision on their part, but I missed having wget, tar, gunzip, chmod, and other essential utilities that I used when upgrading my blogging software. It became tedious, at best, to maintain my website.
I’ve finally switched to hosting through http://www.justhost.com and the transition has taken more time than I wanted. As a father of four dear children, I feel the time pinch. Migrating wordpress has been more tedious than expected. And then there’s email — that was a pain to switch as well. At one point, I even considered abandoning my website and switching my blog to a site like blogger.com. But I stuck with it.
Jumpline support has been good to work with, and I’m pleased with my ssh shell access. I get the power of a typical linux shell with my favorite utilities: rsync, tar, etc.