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Archive for June, 2015

and we’re back

SO I made a huge mistake – more of that in a moment !

Staying on the Internet thingy…

regiter_office_640Sometimes maintaining a web presence, isn’t so easy, but I’m sure you know that !

You see not all Internet Registrars are built the same. There’s propagation time and then there’s just incompetence.

I’m not sure what or when it went wrong, but when I started on the web, was my go to registrar for my domain names. I must have registered over 500 with them over the years. But today I have 3 – NOPE make that 2 – HOORAY !

I often have to change hosting, for one reason or another. Usually because all of a sudden a service goes unreliable and then the support fails to kick in. It didn’t matter when you didn’t need it, but now it’s all gone wrong, you need someone to step up and say “hey yeah, we’re the hosting company, let’s do the hosting bit for ya”.

Naturally it’s best to have backups and sort it out yourself. VPS over shared has solved nearly all of my problems in this area, but occasionally the “tin” just seems to have gone mental (more likely the virtualisation shell with a VPS) and even a previously healthy image restore doesn’t resolve it either.

But that’s not my point for today… Read the rest of this entry »