dvsmith.net has changed servers. After a couple of very long weeks of practically zero connectivity via my “business class” Road Runner connection, I finally gave up on my principle that dvsmith.net would always be self-hosted. (Gee, thanks, Time Warner Cable, I’d only been striving for that since 1997.) Now, the site lives on A Small Orange‘s shared hosting system, alongside my photography site. Continue reading
Absolutely, 100% by accident, I managed to discover that my server had fallen victim to an interesting SQL/PHP injection attack. I began to notice some odd search traffic that resulted in one or two hits to both of the sites on this server and decided to Google the hostnames to see what the results were. Lo, and behold, my site and content descriptions had changed from carefully crafted statements and a handful of appropriate keywords to a laundry list of figures from the French Revolution, random pharmaceuticals and reviews of the latest japanese sports cars. Continue reading
I’ve been proudly self-hosting dvsmith.net for many years, but a number of recent server hiccups (including a new mystery gremlin that brings Apache to its knees every 22-24 hours) and the absolutely awful quality of Time Warner’s “Business Class” RoadRunner service, have convinced me that it’s time to move to an off-site host.
The requirements are:
- Less than $10 per month for hosting all three domains
- Shell access
- and terms that allow artistic nudity (for my photo site)
The candidates are:
Well, I’ve upgraded to 10.6.x, which trashed my MySQL install, ripped-out and replaced MySQL by hand, upgraded to WordPress 3.0.x and manually hacked the multisite function to enable multiple domains (you’re looking at one of them, right now).
I’m still trying on a couple of different baseline themes, from which I’ll build a custom child.