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— Harle Kitsch-ens
as seen on DaDane 10 years ago
(click here for the original story)

June 16, 2008 — Now that I finally have some free time on my hands, I'm able to do things I've wanted to do for a long time. First on my list was to move "" from Earthlink to Bluehost. I've been using Bluehost for my clients' sites for several years now and I have nothing but praise for their robust hosting environment, their friendly 24/7 tech support and, last but not least, their incredibly low monthly fees.

I knew that moving would require work. First, the entire site (over 4,000 files) had to be downloaded from Earthlink's server. I completed this task last week. It was reasonably easy because here in Germany I'm connected to a T1 line. (By contrast, at my studio in the US I am tethered to a miserably slow satellite connection. It just couldn't handle a full site back-up. )

Next, those same 4,000+ files had to be uploaded to the new server at Bluehost. This, too, was accomplished without too much fuss. But there was one catch. Bluehost's cgi-bin is located in a different location than Earthlink's. My scripts needed to be altered and certain pages updated (those employing a cgi-bin-based script) in order for everything to work properly. Okay, that's all been done.

Now I'm at the testing stage. There are many pages to check, but so far, so good.After I'm satisfied that the site has been fully migrated, it's bye-bye to Earthlink after 12 years. That's way too long. A better hosting environment at Bluehost AND my monthly hosting bill for drops by almost 90%. Happy days are here again!

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