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Server Upgrade

As you probably know I've been having a lot of problems with my shared hosting lately so I figured it was about time to upgrade. So I've moved the blog over to a Virtual Private Server for you geeks out there. The problems I had with the shared hosting was mostly to do with the Database layer. I can't exactly get up GoDaddy about it because it is more than likely somoene else using the server causing the problems. At least now with a VPS I shouldn't have any more problems with the database and you should be able to connect to the blog faster. I didn't bother to test if things would be faster but they probably will be a bit faster. The amount of javascript added to the page from the adservers really slow things down but not much more I can do about them.

Since already had a shared hosting account with godaddy and just wanted to move over the problem sites which was this one and a new site i'm working on now. So moving it to a whole new server was a bit of a hassle I havn't used Plesk for years now and cause it's wordpress I have it hosted on Linux, argghhh I'm a windows guy so this stuff goes over my head. Few things I think you should be aware if you own a blog and move it to a virtual server.

  • Setup all the databases and websites before moving over the old site
  • Test the website before you change the nameservers over
  • Upgrade PHP to 5.3

So i've been a bit quite lately because of this move, it's actually taken a few days to make sure everything was setup correctly, but in the end I changed the nameservers over and didn't appear to have one problem after go live which is good.

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Chris founded LivingThai.org in 2011 and has received over 3 million visitors. He has lived here for over 10 years and speaks reads and writes very good Thai.

2 Responses to Server Upgrade

  1. Foxy November 14, 2011 at 2:20 am #

    Careful, you’re fixing a problem with more, potentially bigger, problems. You say Linux is over you’re head – you’re probably gonna have problems later you might not be able to solve. If you’re having issues with security, stability, speed, or all of the above, you should insert a CDN like CloudFlare (which is free).

  2. beh November 15, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    congrat for your new server any how , now all your articles are reachable . also special thanks for your good picturs
    keep it up

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