My Website Ordeal: Finding Solutions

I find it harder to work on my own site than I do working on others. I’m a web designer by trade and I spend most of my time working on other people’s websites. So when I get home from a long day’s work I don’t necessarily want to work on my own site.

I’ve had this crazy ordeal the past four months with my website that has driven me crazy. In December I received an email from my hosting service that my website may have been hacked and it was using too much resources on the server. My site was suspended until it could be fixed. I contacted customer support for this hosting company and received replies from them every 5 to 7 days. That is not acceptable. So after waiting 10 days for the last response I moved my site to a new hosting company.

I thought that was the end of it. Well it wasn’t. My site migration didn’t work and when I tried uploading the site myself I continued to get an error. While this was going on I was getting plugged for a comedy night in my hometown and they wanted to share the link to my website in the newspaper. How wonderful for people to go to my site and see an error page. I managed to get a template and some info set up on the site but nothing substantial. At least people would have something to look at.

I had time this weekend to troubleshoot and figure out what I needed to do to get the database to sync and upload my template via FTP. I know this is web tech jargon so if you don’t get it that’s okay. Just know that it took many hours and lots of frustration to get this site back to the way it was.

So hopefully I can start writing again and evolving the site as I continue to write. There have been a lot of interesting developments in the past few weeks that I would like to share. My wife and I are expecting our first child. That’s cool. I’m sure I’ll have a lot to say about that. J

Well, here’s to web updates.