Aaand I'm back again! To work and all that normal stuff. Took my third January trip this weekend, to Östersund and back, to ski with my bro like a pro or a baller, and snowball and fall by the tall fir... but it was a great visit. I'm learning. My brother caught a cold and my nephew entered a session of winter depression due to some unforeseen complications with life and its lessons but... that's another story (and not one for the blog).
A story for the blog: my host suddenly told me I was moving to a new server again (last time was just about a year ago this very day), and so... we moved! It took less than an hour. January 26. I had all domains redirected within an hour after, and the old account closed shortly thereafter.
It took my ISP over a day to flush their DNS, but hopefully you have a better ISP so there was no unintended downtime for you.
I probably spent an hour trying to flush my DNS locally, wondering if something had gone wrong, then I tried a proxy and realized the site was working fine... just not for me. Must be the ISP. If the issue had persisted I found a workaround though: Google DNS. Good to know for the future.
Last time the site was moved it took a couple days, going back and forth with my host trying to sort out some problems with the shared and dedicated IP... so I'm very happy with this year's turnout, and ready to start recommending WHB as one of my favorites again. If you need a host feel free to use my referral link (much appreciated if you do! I get a cut).
The only difference I can see in the server specs after the switch is a change from 8 to 24 cpus... which doesn't say much about performance considering I have no idea how many others I share said server with - now or before, but if things are loading faster than they did then maybe that's the secret. :) Always nice with an upgrade.
I'll be back to posting reviews and what-not in a bit. After this weekend trip - and a crazy busy January overall, it seems like things might finally be calming down, and I might get some spare time to sort an assortment of sordid things out... some updates here are looong overdue.
Shift of months! *ping* It's the cue.