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Changing web hosts and all that complication

September 24, 2010

I’m in the process of changing web hosts, starting with MrsDoF’s blog.  Once she’s comfortable in the new host, I’ll be moving this one as well, to DreamHost.  So if you notice that Diane’s site is down, don’t fret.  She’ll be back with beautiful creative crochet projects, insights on education, stories of her days and vignettes of church life in a day or two.

But hey, never change only one complicated variable at a time, right?  Les Jenkins is also exporting both blogs from Expression Engine to WordPress for me.  I suppose in a month of Sundays I could have figured out how to do that export but he is the go-to-guy since he did it for his much larger blog,  Stupid Evil Bastard

In fact, I’m changing two hosts at a time; we initially tried to move Diane’s blog to a host I had on GoDaddy, but it wasn’t a flexible enough plan to handle multiple domains.  I called GoDaddy to cancel the host and I must say, their phone service is always great.  They are fast and courteous and they get it done, whatever it is.  I have nothing bad at all to say about GoDaddy, but their web control panels are made for someone with better eyesight than I have.  So the proposal of multiple domain hosting on even one of their upgraded plans gave me eyestrain just thinking about it.  Thus the change to DreamHost.

There will be changes to this blog as well.  I’ve been restless lately, even thinking about taking a long break to re-group, but I realized that what I really want to do is up my game.  How could I quit blogging with an election coming up? 

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  1. September 24, 2010 at 14:16 | #1

    Can’t wait to see the changes man. Let me know if you need any help at all with WordPress. I’m no expert for sure, but have picked up a few things.

    Also if you still have your iPod, there is a WordPress app you can download, once you are switched over, that will allow mobile posting. Obviously you need a WiFi connection with the iPod, but for quick posts and in places where you have a connection it works great.

    PS, I’m glad glad glad that you aren’t taking an extended blogging break. I love reading what you have to say.

  2. Les
    September 25, 2010 at 04:09 | #2

    Done and done. The move is complete other than the fiddling with the bits and bobs such as picking a template, deciding what plugins to run, etc.

  3. September 26, 2010 at 17:27 | #3

    Yay! Snazzy new site and upping your game – this is going to be awesome!

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