New hosting in the works

Posted Jun 01, 2004 in Technology.

Frustration with my current web host has forced me to look elsewhere. I have just purchased two years of hosting with DreamHost, who are currently offering a great package for $15.95 per month. For the moment, however, I will leave the nameservers pointing to my current host.

I will make the change to the new host at the same time as rolling out the new si-blog, which is still in the planning stage. I am going to have a completely different database structure, so a direct transfer of the existing data isn't going to work. At some point, I will need to carefully export the existing data and incorporate it into the new format.


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    Make sure you have at least three data fields in your DB structure. CREATED (draft or published), ISSUED (published) and MODIFIED (modified).

    Posted by Anne on Jun 01, 2004.

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    Quite right, Anne. I only really need two fields for that information, actually. There will be no "draft" entries on the si-blog.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Jun 01, 2004.

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    I think you want all three, (1) for forward compatibility and (2) for Atom.

    Posted by Anne on Jun 01, 2004.

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    Atom only requires <issued> and <modified> for entries, I believe. For example, here is the Atom that relates to this entry:

    <title>New hosting in the works</title>
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/xhtml+xml" href=""/>
    <summary type="text/plain">I have purchased two years of hosting with Dreamhost.</summary>

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Jun 02, 2004.