Hello everybody and welcome to the new and improved Everything Hamradio blog. Yesterday I put a post up that gave a little information about what was going on with my blog. I wanted to put up another post today. I believe that I pretty much have everything setup and ready to go.
So What Is Going On?
When I started this blog over a year ago, I decided to try and save a little money and host it on another website that I am a webmaster for, at least until it was self sufficient enough to pay for its own hosting account. I had hoped that it wouldn’t take me a year to get to the point that my page would at least pay for it’s own hosting, but unfortunately it did and probably mostly due to the fact that I took a six month break around the holidays. Over the past few weeks, I have noticed that my posts have been getting some really good traffic and I was ecstatic!
Unfortunately, about the same time that I saw my traffic starting to really take a rise, I also started to get messages saying that my site was down, then about an hour later I would get another one saying that it was back up. I started to investigate, I did everything short of contacting my host. I figured it had to be something in my site because the site that it was hosted under was still up and running.
This went on for about 2 weeks, until one morning while on my way to work, I got a message about my site being down about 7:30am. At 8:30, I got another message saying, “Sorry, it looks like your site is still down.” So I started to investigate further. By noon, it still wasn’t up and between work stuff, I had looked everywhere that I could on my own and couldn’t find anything wrong, so I sent a trouble ticket into my host.
Shortly there after, I got a response back. The technician said that on the main hosting account there is unlimited bandwidth, but on hosting sights under them, there is a 250 mb transfer limit per 24 hours. He reset the limit for me so my page would go up again, but he said they would only do that 3 times. So it was time to start looking for a new host where I didn’t have a transfer limit. Unfortunately, that also meant that I had to fork out money to buy the hosting since I still haven’t made enough in on my google adsense adds or Amazon affiliate sales to be able to use that.
So off I went, trying to find a host that I could use, that had decent reviews and that could offer me what I needed, but didn’t cost me a lot for it. I looked at several different hosts, went through tons of reviews. I looked at companies like Bluehost, HostGator, Ehost, Ipage, and several others. After reading through hundreds of views from several different locations, and because I had previous experience with them, I decided to go with IPage(Affiliate link).
So What Happens Now?
So I have moved all my posts and pages to the new host. I managed to move all of the users to the new host, so you should be able to log in to this site with your old user information. The one thing that I wasn’t able to transfer over to my new site was my subscribers. So I you were already a subscriber, please resubscribe in the box below. If you haven’t subscribed to my blog via email, please do so.
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I am going to continue my schedule that I have been and maybe even ramp it up a little bit or expand on what I write about. I have a few ideas on several series that I would like to write about. One of which, is interviewing ARRL Section and above EM’s, or at the very least, asking them to fill out a questionnaire for me. If you are reading this post and you are a Section or above EM, please shoot me an email and let me know if you would be willing to do this for me and the rest of my readers.
As I’m sure that you have noticed, I did decide to change the theme of my blog. I figured that a new start on a new host deserved a new look. I have been wanting to change it for a while, but just never got around to finding one that I liked. I recently listened to a podcast episode on Coffee Break Blogging, that talked about all the major colors and what each of them meant. It was very interesting to hear the “psychology” behind why I feel the way I do when I see different colors.
I still have a few things that I have left to do, but I decided to go ahead and get this new host up and running and change my .us domain to point to this one. I hope that you like my new theme for my blog, and that you will continue to support my blog. If you haven’t done so already, please like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter.
Until next time…
73 de Curtis, K5CLM