There has been a lot of things that have been happening to the blog over the last few months….all done with a view to a kinda reboot happening around New Year 2018.
As New Year’s Eve [or as my commercial terrestrial TV stations keeps telling me - NYE]…is a only few days away, I should summarise what has been done….before getting on with new writing, opinion and comment.
Here is the quick summary list [I’m good at those}:
- Server has been localised - This is a strange one, but has mainly involved moving the infrastructure and server instance to the same time zone and global hemisphere as I live. I have resisted this for such a long time, mainly due to the excellent hosting I have enjoyed for the last seven years. However, distance and global latency has meant that performance has needed to be fixed. And since I am the main user of the resources [my dear inattentive audience], it makes sense to have the infrastructure closer to me.
- The migration of the main server has also resulted in a re-skinning of the davesdowntime.co.uk website. With a broken WordPress plugin stifling blog posts….by that I mean giving me yet another excuse not to graff out some content…The site has a new look. To be quite honest, I have not decided if I like the new look and feel yet….so maybe expect further changes in this area.
- The new server is now multi-honed with some of my other sites and projects. It’s great to have a “well performing” cloud-based presence in the near vacinity…playgrounds abound!
- Implementation of HTTPS for the site….Been meaning to do this one for the last couple of years, but with the help of Let’s Encrypt I have been able to implement this in a meaningful way that improves security and confidence.
Farewell Claritas Solutions hosting and Mystique WordPress plugin. You will be missed.