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Blog posts tagged “internet”
If you look down a few posts (or in the sidebar recent posts link), you'll see a post entitled New PC, New Blogging Style. The 'new blogging style' kind of bit the dust before it even started but I'm hoping to redeem myself with this post.
I've been hosting a game on this server called Minecraft (www.minecraft.net), for a friend of mine. Well actually, it turns out quite a few people are now using it, and recently I decided to join in, well, not with the game obviously (not really enough time to be gaming at the moment :P), but with the website that accompanies the game - in fact I think I (...)
I'm having to switch over to youtube-based video hosting (with embeds) instead of the old method I was using (hosting video files directly from my server and streaming them).
Reason: household connection doesn't seem to have enough bandwidth (even for low-quality videos). I must have spent hours of CPU time encoding all those vids especially for streaming. Oh well!
Recently I've been getting really into web development and design (although more development), as you can probably see if you read the rest of this blog. Something I've learned about it is that there are MANY different pathways to go down for any project for each task you want to accomplish, and it is an art to choose all the right tech to make your app, well I won't say 'free of bugs', but at least 'less buggy'.
I guess the cause of this is different people, making different browsers, different people making different technologies for different browsers, hacking them to work with other bro(...)
Oh. My. God.
I have a site that, not like this one, is essential for an organization. It can't afford more than a couple of hours downtime. So when, today, I decided to nuke all the old drupal files (see post) and start properly using the new wordpress site, as you can imagine I went about it in a very careful manner (as the site was still live and there would be hell to pay if I fucked this site up - imagine replacing the ring main while people are watching an important program on TV).
I'd tested the new wordpress site time and again and it worked absolutely fine - as you'll know if you read my other post, I'd managed to even import all the old content (using my own custom mysql commands and not a plugin :D), and was stored in a folder called 'wordpress'.
Right, where do I start with this one?!
So to begin with, I'll let you know that for the past two years I've had a site running (using hosted hosting btw, ie not my own server), using Drupal as it's platform. I've recently discovered wordpress as a great alternative to drupal and find it much easier to use, and so had the idea to migrate this site to Wordpress. Now take note that this site has a fair few users and can't afford any major downtime, so to 'upgrade' it to Wordpress, I'd have to first make the wordpress site while the Drupal one's running, and then replace the drupal files once (...)