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Moving Day - trinalin thinks things through
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trinalin
Moving Day
Well, the InMotion transfer is now in motion, as it were. I've copied the old site to the new host and have informed NetworkSolutions of the new DNS server addresses. Now it's up to the Propagation Gods to start directing people to the new server. The hardest part of the transfer, IMO, is the e-mail part. Not only do I use Pagefillers e-mail, but so do my parents and my sister. This enables them to have a stable e-mail address regardless of ISP. It's also a stable e-mail address regardless of webhost, but the propagation time is Hell for the e-mails. Some will get picked up by Sharp and some by InMotion. Hopefully, all e-mails will be accounted for in the end.

Pegasus should handle things well - I use it now and have convinced dad to use it too, so it should be easy for us, relatively speaking. Amy, IIRC, uses Outlook. I have NO clue about Outlook myself, and have to rely on online tutorials to walk her through things. I've told her to give me a call should my directions suck - which they might well do - and I'll do what I can to walk her through. If anyone out there is really familiar with Outlook (from Office2K, I *think* - possibly '97) that I can go to with questions, just e-mail me or make a comment after this post. (As the Network Administrator for my HS, I refuse to let Outlook or Outlook Express in my building. Could that be why we have so few virus problems? Well, I think that's one reason. Our obsolete technology helps too. :-))

So, are there any other features of this new webhost? Well, it has 5x the storage space of the old one. It has an SMTP server. (We've all been relying on our ISP's SMTP servers for the past year and a bit.) It can handle php database (which I don't have, but might eventually). It has tech people who actually respond - that's a plus!

How will you know when things are fully propagated? Well, I did what I did last time. I updated the front page of my site! And the REAL shame of things is that the *last* time I updated my site was when I switched from Yahoo to Sharp. Whoops! The new site is titled "New Webhost Part Deux!" and tells a story about the latest move. It also has links to this LiveJournal. And promises that things will be different in 2004. Heh. (Now don't come visiting on Jan 1 2004 expecting a new page - I'll be in Orlando then! So Jan 4, 2004 - that's the date to watch out for.)

Current Mood: geeky geeky
Current Music: "Dr. Jazz" by The Bonzo Dog Band

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alryssa From: alryssa Date: November 9th, 2003 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay Pegasus! :D
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 9th, 2003 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Outlook support

HEY Trin- I'm there for you Outlook-wise. Just look for me online... I'm that goofy guy from the East Coast. :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 12th, 2003 10:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Outlook help

Hi Trina,

I'd probably be able to help out as well on the Outlook stuff, although I won't know the English names for things. You or Amy can feel free to contact me at erik@sky.cz. (If you're wondering why I'm foolish enough to post my e-mail on a scrapable site, it's because it's already been scraped so many times due to earlier foolishness that it doesn't really matter anymore. Besides, I have pretty good spamfiltering -- SpamBayes -- so I don't actually see spam anymore, I just pay for it.)

Cheers!

Erik
trinalin From: trinalin Date: November 12th, 2003 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Outlook help

Ah - here's one of the joys of having a LiveJournal account - finding friends you've not seen in ages. Hola Erik! Expect a long e-mail from me soon (like, probably before you'd even read this...)!
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