Until recently I have been hosting this blog, and a few other sites and proof of concepts, using a reseller account provided by 5quidhosting costing, well £5. Now before I continue I should say that I have been very happy with the service they have provided me over the past two years or so and have no hesitation in recommending them for standard hosting services. The server performance was good and on the few times I needed to contact support their response was prompt and efficient. So, why have I moved this blog? Well, it's all about access, or more accurately the lack of it.
Relocate this Blog
- The very fact you are reading this means I succeeded here but the above three words grew arms, legs and teeth (by which I mean 'not as easy as I'd though/hoped')
- Relocate my proof of concept Drupal sites
Relocate my SVN server from the garage and implement SSL access
- I want to be able to access my code securely from home or from customer sites without any bandwidth issues or failed access due to someone unplugging the server to plug the pressure washer in..!!
Install and configure CruiseControl
- This is mainly for my Android development - I want to be able to perform continuous integration builds as well as publishing to the Android Market with minimum effort (or risk of forgetting one of the many steps along the way).
Configure Dropbox daemon and configure for backups for all the above
- Using plugins etc that use the Dropbox API are ok but I'm getting a lot of failures at the moment, apparently due to the Web API