links for 2011-06-26

Finally moved hosts

Well I’ve finally moved hosting company’s for this site. I went from Yahoo! Web Hosting to WestHost. Its taken me at least 3 to 5 1/2 years to actually make the move. Partly trying to find a host that I could transition to and not knowing how to make such moves.

I’ve used Yahoo for so long – at first with business email then a couple of years later web hosting. I did that domain/web hosting packing together which I learned and heard over the years wasn’t a very good idea in any way. So now I have this domain and bhchinooks.com at independent domain register and have hosting with WestHost.

One thing that I’ve noticed since the move is that this site is loading faster than before while on Yahoo servers. While I had this site on Yahoo web hosting I’ve noticed that there were many “quirks” that developed which is hard to explain. Though the site seemed stable majority of the time – it was the odd weekend where this blog went “weird.” The last time this blog went “weird” on the June 4th weekend, so it was the “straw” that broke to proverbial camels back. Which gave me a “kick” on the backside to make the move.

Though there is other reason for the move – is that I’ve “out grown” what Yahoo offered on its web hosting site.

If I was running a site with no blog(s) or php scripts I might have stayed with Yahoo.

I looked around at other hosting companies but at the time when I signed up I was looking to pay for a couple of years at a time. Partly to “save some money” each year. At the moment I’m exploring my more options as for my current host goes. There will be an expanded explanation at a later time with the last statement – if you could understand what I just said.

Peter

updating stuff

Hello again folks,

I’m going to update the dns to redirect to my other host now. Things should transfer over smoothly. I’ll be checking the site over the next couple of days to see how things are going. If you follow this blog please let me know if there’s trouble – if you like to take the time.

An Update

Got a response from my hosting company, but then the way I worded the email to them wasn’t that good either. The problem that I’ve had over the July 4th weekend is that some how this site and a WordPress testing blog that I have on this site got screwed up so now both aren’t working well as they should have been.

The problem that I had over the June 4th weekend was a lot of connection error’s with the mysql server that I have with this hosting account. Though by the time the techs got to look at my account thing’s were generally stable with my blogs.

Problems with this blog might have started earlier than June 4th weekend – not sure though.

After what happened after the June 4th weekend with  this blog I’m going to back up all the stuff I need to – like files, databases, and archive mail from the web-based email app.

Once I get things setup on my other host – I’ll post some thing here before I update the dns for the site and see how things go. Hopefully the move would be a smooth transition from one host to another.

In the process of moving stuff over to my other host I discovered that I had a problem with a php script that I made sometime back.

It’s on the links page of my site that’s not working well with my other host. Though it’s time that I would need to update the code and the database for it to work again. it’s going to take time to update the code since I haven’t been working with php on a daily basis or weekly basis.

Moving sites and dealing with this type of problems – would help me to get on top of things again. A php class may or may not help as a refresher – though doing a trail and error is a good way to learn to make things work.

Anyways I’ll post another update soon.

Later

Peter

Site issues – again

For those who follow this blog – I’m having issues with my hosting company again.  So this site will be sluggish for a while things are figured out with the hosting company.

peter