Moved to Dreamhost

by john on October 25, 2005

Since the end of 2002 I’ve run this website from a machine in my basement. In the past year I’ve had outages due to a power failure that went beyond my UPS (of course while I was on vacation), a blown CPU fan, a blown motherboard and of course numerous Camcast outages.

For those reasons, and that we will be finishing our basement this winter, I needed to outsource the hosting of “”: which I have done now by switching to “Dreamhost”: today.

I completed the cut over at 5:43 AM this morning. At 5:45 AM I left for a trip to Chicago. So, of course it wasn’t perfect and there will be some odd things for awhile, but all in all it seems ok. I think at this point the only issue is I still have to get some plugins installed.

I will say it is odd to not have a server running at home anymore. But I’ll get over it – performance is already noticeably improved and I like not having to worry about it anymore. I’m impressed with the power of MySQL and Perl that I could seamlessly move from a Windows machine to a Linux one without batting an eye. I did learn some things that might be valuable to others considering such a move and I’m hoping to write it up sometime soon.

Give me a week or so, if you notice anything odd after that let me know.



Joe Grossberg October 26, 2005 at 3:34 pm

Good for you.

BTW, your RSS feed only has titles and technorati tags. I greatly prefer the old style.

john October 26, 2005 at 9:44 pm

Thanks Joe. Yeah, I like it better the old way too but haven’t been able to take the time to figure out what I screwed up, because it wasn’t intentional!

john October 26, 2005 at 10:01 pm

I’m hoping this fixes it.

john November 5, 2005 at 9:11 am

Boy so far so good – so nice to be hosting this elsewhere!

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