I won’t get into all the nitty gritty! You can read the background story on my personal blog here. But, in a nutshell, my hosting got pulled. Vudu me was down. I got my hosting back up and fixed my vudu me links. I can’t offer the front facing link shrinker, but my main problem was that all of my content was always shared using the vudu me links, and that was dead! Well, it’s back! Everyone can find my content again! I wonder how much traffic I lost because of that?
One of our readers suggested on twitter yesterday that we release a file of our settings for w3 Total Cache. Here’s the thing: I am NO expert on these things. I’m just beginning to experiment with caching. Up until recently I was on Godaddy, and Godaddy does not play nice with cache plugins… or a lot of things I discovered. Anyway, let’s take a look:
Last night all of The Voodoo Empire sites were offline for several hours. I had just finished switching over my hosting and domains to Bluehost, and then they had a hardware failure. Luckily they have a status page, because I thought I hosed something. Anyway, they got it fixed, and we are back online! I’ve only been a Bluehost member for a few days. Despite the unfortunate downtime, I’m still recommending them. I like the performance so far (My sites are much faster), and the two service requests I’ve had were handled clearly and quickly.
I just completed my first ever hosting switch from GoDaddy to Bluehost. Aside from a couple of easy to fix errors, it went off without a hitch. Since I’d never done this before, I was pretty concerned. I wanted to do it a year ago, but wasn’t sure I could handle it. Now I’m mad I didn’t do it sooner. The process is a little time consuming, but it isn’t hard. I’m going to try to recount how I did everything, and hopefully this can help you out!
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