A Painful Transition

Posted By on July 21, 2013

Well, I’ve moved to a new host and this was 3.5-weeks long and painful, let’s not do this again!  

Moving a site from one host to another “sounds” easy but it’s really not as simple as uploading the site to a new location.  There are a lot of configuration, version or other changes and updates that have to happen concurrently to get the site running again. In the process I’ve lost a number of BLOG entries that were made since the beginning of June.  I’ve also lost all guestbook entries.

The site is about 85% recovered and I am also implementing a few changes to the structure and back end while I am at it.

 Items not yet uploaded and not yet working are :

  • BLOG***
  • Guestbook
  • FORUM***
  • Classifies Ads
  • Dictionaries***
  • The internal site Search Engine*** (is there but has not been updated but will very yield limited results)

 *** I hope to have these working by the end of this weekend. I may have the dictionaries partially restored by the end of the weekend.

The guestbook will wait until I find a better web application.  One that is more secure and SPAM resistent. The FORUM will be up but I doubt that I will make it accessable yet. There is still a lot of work to be done before I have time to moderate a FORUM likewise with the classified ads section.

This weekend, I will also be reworking/reloading the 14 php/MySQL databases (for content uploads over the summer). This is just a matter of making a few minor alterations and re-uploading it. Although it won’t be live yet I will have some test pages running for data entry and presentation.

Ive added a new article directory, with a sortable table.  This list is no where near complete as as soon as I am satisfyed that I’t working ok I’l add the rest of the articles to it. http://www.coneysstamps.com/content/dirs/articledir.html

More to come…



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