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DreamHost Great Hashtag Holiday

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I WON! – I WON! – I WON!

The company that this blog is hosted on – DreamHost – recently had a contest where they did a multi-day giveaway. I decided to enter on the last day and to my surprise, I won.

The prize for this last day was a Kindle Fire HD7. Sweet!

This was my Tweet that was randomly picked as the winner.

So now I wait for my prize. Thanks DreamHost, for being a great place to host this blog. I’ll be moving over my main blog the first of March 2015.

Short Outage

Not that anyone may have noticed, but this site was completely down from mid-morning Wednesday Nov 21st till Friday (today) Nov 23rd, bringing it back online just a couple of hours ago.

I was forced to move web hosting companies this week due to a change that my previous hosting company – My Domain – made that broke both of the WordPress blogs I hosted on their site. Working one minute, then once moved to their “new platform” they were not working. After three 40 minute phone calls, there was no resolution. I was simply told “the upgrade hasn’t finished yet. Things will work once it’s done.”

Well, I patiently waited hours – a good 24 hours to be exact and still nothing. So on Thanksgiving Day, I moved to Dreamhost. They had a one day deal that was hard to pass up.

The odd part about this is that I could still get into my WordPress Dashboard, with the database intact and operating properly. The main page was the PHP code from the index.php file [if you were viewing it from Google Chrome] or a blank page [if you were viewing it from Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer] , which for some reason wasn’t executing the PHP code and bringing up the blog posts.

Still need to move my other blog – Adult Beverages – which remains down. In my efforts to not put every blog I have with a single hosting company, I am looking at a couple other providers that should be able to meet my needs without spending a lot of time and money.