All websites and systems have now been migrated and the old server has been unplugged. There are still a few bugs showing up across the new system but generally it seems to be working fine.
The main drawback with the new system is that it doesn’t allow subdomains to use “www.”.
For instance: http://Science.prodos.org works
But: www.Science.prodos.org does not work.
We’ve been trying to find a way around this, but no luck yet.
The newhostingservicehas abouttwice the space and about twice the bandwidth of the old one. This is a big plus when it comes to projects such as SolidVox.com which use a LOT of space and bandwidth.
However, unlike the old server, we no longer have unlimited databases.
The other loss with the new system is that it cannot run the mailman lists at prodoscope.com so I’m looking around for some alternatives.
Unfortunately, running a dedicated server over the last few years has been a great pain. The dedicated server was subjected to constant attacks, hacks, and crashes, and meant that several times per year I had to fork out a lot of money to hire a Linux expert to restore and secure the server.
The new system is not a dedicated server and so I’ll have none of these problems- which cost a lot of time and lots of money – anymore, thank goodness!