Yep, we’re thinking of pulling up the tent pegs on the circus show here and moving all of it to a new webhost. Well, new for SEB at least. I’ve mentioned before how the site’s size is starting to swell to the point that our britches are getting a little too tight so I’ve been evaluating other hosting providers to see what’s out there. Turns out a company I’ve used previously, Dreamhost, is offering pretty good deals these days so I’m thinking of using them once again. Back when I ran my anime websites, The Casual Otaku and AnimeLinks.com, I ran them off of a Dreamhost account and right now they’re running a half-price forever sale on the package I used to use only the offerings have gotten a lot better. How much better? Try 1600MB of space with 40GB of transfer and unlimited mySQL databases and up to 15 full domains and 75 subdomains plus all the goodies you’d expect in terms of scripting access and the like. What really caught my eye, though, was the availability of hosting your own Jabber Chat Server and support of WebDAV, which is something I’d like to play with.
We’re going to be paying some bills today and when we’re done we’ll have an idea of how soon we may be able to make the move. Depending on finances it may not happen until next month, but with any luck I may start the move sometime this week. I’ll be sure to let everyone know when it’s happening so we don’t suffer any lost comments in the process. All of the Jenkins Online sites will be moving at the same time so we may all be a little tricky to reach for a couple of days once this happens.