New home

If you are reading this right now, then that should mean that the host migration was successful. You probably didn’t notice anything but Noodlesoft has switched hosting providers. It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve moved the site from Dreamhost to Webfaction (note: this is an affiliate link).

The transition had its share of bumps and glitches as the two providers do things a bit differently. Except for the forums being offline during the migration, hopefully you shouldn’t have noticed a thing. If you do find anything not quite right, please let me know.

It’s too early to tell whether this was a good move but I’ll post a report/comparison after I’ve developed a track record with the new provider. In the meantime, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that nothing blows up.

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5 Responses to “New home”

  1. Andy Lee

    I should have asked you where you were migrating to when I saw you the other night. Over the weekend I was toying with the idea of finding a hosting service that offers easy installation of not only Subversion (which Dreamhost offers, and which took a little more fiddling than I’d have liked) but Trac.

    I’ll have to ask you next month how you like it.

  2. Bruce

    Congrats on the move. I’ve been with WebFaction for over a year and I have nothing but good things to say about them.

  3. davis

    Hey, Paul. What motivated the move?

  4. mr_noodle

    I left DreamHost mainly because of reliability. My DH host was going down a bit lately. That coupled with problems with outgoing email resulting in people getting their licenses up to 3 days late and I just had to do something. It also doesn’t help when they make a big mistake, they act a bit coy about it (such as the recent billing fiasco). I thought about switching to Pair but I will be requiring Rails support so that ruled them out.

    So, we’ll see how it goes. The migration has had its share of glitches but most of that can be attributable to things not being wrong so much as different. I’ll do a detailed comparison in a month or two.

  5. kenneth

    Moving away from DreamHost can only be good.

    I personally moved all my sites away from DH in the beginning of this year, and I’m very happy so far. (My wallet isn’t though… VPS aren’t exactly free). Dreamhost was ok to start with, but it’s really not reliable, and especially after the December / January fuckup, it wasn’t really a viable solution for a business anymore.

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