Well, THAT was a bit of a chore, I must say. I’ve spent the past day-and-a-half migrating this blog from GoDaddy hosting over to my new digs here at BlueHost.com (via their $3.95/month special offer … a nice deal).
It feels so obscenely good to be almost 100% free of GoDaddy’s headache-inducing UI, shameless upselling, relentlessly crappy service and support, and spotty (at best) hosting performance. I say almost free because there are still two domain names which I can’t get them to release … I opted for private registration when I purchased them, and for some reason they were not added to my *existing* DomainsByProxy account, but to some new, strange, random account that no one seems to know anything about. A week of going back and forth trying to get them to merge this mysterious phantom account with my *actual* account has been of no avail. GOD I HATE EVIL GODADDY AND ALL THEIR EVIL LITTLE MINIONS.
Anyway … most of my domain names are moved (to NameCheap, which seems reasonably OK … a way better UI, at any rate, but IMHO the proof of how good a registrar is comes only when you try to move a name AWAY from them …) And I’m about to call Domains by Proxy AGAIN to see if we can’t get those last couple of outstanding domain issues resolved …
We shall see. Please don’t suck, BlueHost! I’ve had enough of that with GoDaddy to last me my whole life long.
Migrating the blog itself was less horrible than I imagined, but it still had its hair-tearing moments. I had a few plugins act up on me, but some simple deinstall/reinstalls took care of those. I had to do a bit of tweaking on the PHP settings because I kept getting fatal errors saying I didn’t have enough memory allocated for WordPress processes (12 MB by default? Really? Oh … kay.) And then there was the need for a few targeted SQL database edits (to replace calls to GoDaddy specific file-structures). But now everything is back to normal. Hopefully. Fingers crossed that nothing blows up.
Anyway, that’s been my past 36 hours. Excelsior!
(And now I shall hit post, and we’ll see if my Wordbook and Twitter crossposters still work …)