Its funny how things work. For the longest time I had planned on moving my website hosting from my Linux Server at home to a dedicated server with a faster internet connection. But there was always a reason why I would put it off which would eventually lead to me forgetting about the problem until the next month. The desire to move was brought on by the fact that my Road Runner Business Class service I had at home was losing its luster. My bill seemed to be getting higher (because of tax increases) while at the same time my roommates would complain how slow things were getting. Well, the other day I decided to finally take the time and get it done and just rent a server. I decided to go with a VDS (Virtual Dedicated Server) Hosting account with Jumpline.com. I picked Jumpline after some searching around to see who hosts the fastest connections at the lowest costs.

Then, as if planned and without warning, after more than 4 years of running completely stable, I tried logging in to my Linux server at home (to transfer the files to the new server) and my hard drive died. Now, if you’ve read my progress up to now you will know how incredably unlucky I am. That being said, I retrieved my most recent server backup and realized it was 3 months old! All the updates I had made since then were now gone…

On a positive note returning visitors may notice how much faster the site loads now. File downloads like videos and images are also much faster than compared to my old connection. But for now, its time to try and recreate all the old content. That’ll be fun!