Web Hosting Fun
This was going to be a post about how I had a productive weekend while not doing anything from the todo list. That was until I tried to upload an image, continually got an HTTP error, decided to google my web host and see if something was up. And as it turns out, something was. Like they “announced” on March 3rd that they were going to wipe all the drives and go out of business on March 14th. And by announce, I mean they put it up on their web page but didn’t bother to email anyone.
This story is a lot longer than this but since I’m already a day into web hosting purgatory, I’m not going to spend time detailing it here until I get migrated to an actual functioning web host. Along with the other 3 WordPress sites I used to host on TextDrive, once a fantastic and wonderful option in web hosting that got bought by Joyent, killed, resurrected and then turned out to be a zombie. But I digress. I’ve picked Site5 as my new host, they are located in Dallas so if they go out of business, I can pull a Mt. Gox on them and go stand out in front of the building with a placard asking for my BitCoin. I’ve spent the last 90 minutes trying to get set up but looks like it’s not getting done tonight. They have automatic migration but I think I’ll try to figure it out myself in the morning before going that route, especially since my cPanel at TextDrive will probably be dead by then anyway.
This was a pretty good weekend up until 8:30. Time to learn a new web host I guess.