Time for a change

Posted by on March 1, 2013 at 8:29 pm.

Celebrate Life has been offline for the past few days (not intentional) as I switched hosting providers. In hindsight, I would have done a few things differently…

While my site was offline, I did respond to chat with Jennifer’s email about why my site was offline. Because of my hectic schedule, I haven’t done any blog visits, but I did communicate with Jennifer via email.

This is a first for me, since once I host a site with a provider it usually stays there. There’s only been one other time when I’ve switched, and that was when I hosted my first blog. That was in 2002. The service was awful, and two weeks later I moved my site to LunarPages.

I’ve been active online with various hosting providers for over ten years.  If I really think about it, it’s been a bit longer since I’ve been active since 1995. Anyone remember GeoCities? That’s when I first started being active online. I purchased my own website hosting packages a few years later.

Regarding migration, I wasn’t really worried about having my files migrated to their new hosting provider service. After all, I regularly make full backs of Celebrate Life. It’s a smart thing to do.

I can’t claim that I moved this site to its new server home… my new hosting provider did. When I have more time, I’ll write about my first impressions of my new hosting provider and the extra benefits I’m now receiving for this hosting package.

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