Blogote.com update! Moved to Media Temple

By Sidharth | News

It has been quite a few days of inactivity on blogote.com and blaming the hosting process is the last thing I was looking for.

If you are a regular visitor here then you must have noticed the blog was loading pretty darn slow, and it was throwing out an Internal Server Error. Surprisingly, well not really, I moved this blog on to a better server. Yep, we are on Media Temple!

What Happened?

I was not able to log in to the admin panel, and I believe a part of the problem was the heavy traffic, which the shared server couldn’t hold. I always wanted to move to a VPS or something better than Dreamhost — I am glad I did.

The whole migration process wouldn’t have been easier without the help of Amit and Keith. Keith Dsouza who hosted this blog for 6 months on Dreamhost fixed the Internal server error, and Amit bhawani took care of the complete blog migration. Thank you all! 🙂

By the way, I committed a blunder by deleting misplacing the February month images somewhere and cannot find them in the FTP, so some of the images in the post will not be visible. I am still trying to find it as soon as possible! Some times all this is too fun! 🙂

Have a good March month ahead!

-Sid

Update 2012: I have moved Blogote to Knownhost, and it’s been almost 2 years now. The new VPS server is solid, and there were hardly any server down times!

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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(11) comments

Melvin March 15, 2009

Nice to hear your blog is back. what is your previous host anyway?

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    Sidharth March 15, 2009

    @Melvin – From past 7-8 months the blog was moved to three different hosting company, previous host was Dreamhost which was quite good!

    Thanks for passing by Melvin, have a enjoyable weekend! 😉

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Raju March 13, 2009

Moving to a VPS is surely a great news. Congrats! and All the Best 🙂

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    Sidharth March 13, 2009

    @Raju – Thanks Raju, actually this is a Grid service and I am sure it is quite different from the VPS.

    The features and the interface are pretty good , there are various options included in the panel but I don’t think I need to learn them all. So far things are going fine.. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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stratosg March 13, 2009

this is very good news Sid… I was wondering when you where going to scale up your blogging 😉 hope you have an excellent experience now on…!

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    Sidharth March 13, 2009

    @stratosg – Thank you! I am still working on different ways to blog better and lemme remind you I have 3 more years to do that 😉

    And I hope we will break the traffic shackles and move to a dedicated server soon 😉 You guys have to help me out!

    Have a nice day ahead buddy!

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Karthik March 12, 2009

well, when i checked out blogote yesterday it was opening too slow for me…
I read blogote almost everyday and it seemed almost different to me as there were no posts…

But good job moving it to a new server quickly and i never like to see blogote in the way it was yesterday…

Keep going blogote and sid… 🙂

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    Sidharth March 12, 2009

    @Karthik – Thanks a lot for those good words!! Such comment means a lot to me, keeps me motivated actually! 😉

    Have a nice weekend ahead.. 🙂

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Blogsdna March 12, 2009

Opps!! Typo “Media Temple”

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Blogsdna March 12, 2009

I have been reading your blog via feeds so didn’t know about slow loading issue. Anyways now you are on better servers which can handle even bigger traffic.
Congrats on successfully moving to media template 🙂

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    Sidharth March 12, 2009

    @Blogsdna – Yes, I moved to Media Temple as they have hosted some of the big blogs around. Though I have the starter plan I believe it will be strong enough to handle the traffic with no downtime! Only time will tell though..

    Thanks for passing by! Have a nice day.. 🙂

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