Where The Site Went And What’s Taking So Long

Before I get into that, this is the J. Press sale. First watch this.

Then check out this opportunity by going here.

The MTM Piece comes tomorrow and read on to find out why.

So when we got the site, it was hosted by, let’s for the sake of argument call it a company. To be fair, it is a VERY VERY VERY large site. The “company” had contracted to “renew” on an annual basis to “somebody’s” (tired of the quotes yet?) credit card, which was then filed over here as an expense which I felt obliged to pay. And so we stayed for year one. The plan was to move at the end of year one, and I was advised to leave the site alone until the move so that when it did move it would move intact. So I did.

I advised the “company” that we were moving, 90 days before the due date. The “company” agreed to back up the site so that we could transfer it. That… didn’t happen. All the while, traffic had quadrupled. So again, can’t touch the site until it is backed up, can’t get access to the site to back it up (I access the site via WordPress which doesn’t get you the HTML, etc. blah blah) then we have the whole cancer thing around here and…

I find Green Geeks, which agreed to move the whole site, and we do. They have been fantastic. There have been the customary crashes and whatnot, but the end result is that we have moved the site to a hosting company that is fantastic, they know Word Press inside and out, and from their website:

“Our hosting platform has been designed with a maximum use, no waste of resources mindset. Every aspect of our hosting platform is built to be as energy efficient as possible. In addition to this, for every amperage we pull from the grid, we match 3 times that in the form of renewable energy via Bonneville Environmental Foundation and plant one tree for every hosting account provisioned.”

I asked them to plant ivy instead, but… crickets. Great at tech though.

Anyway, we are just about there. That is where the site has moved to, and we can FINALLY begin to do all the things we wanted to do.


5 Comments on "Where The Site Went And What’s Taking So Long"

  1. Just a word of appreciation, John, for your work on all of this. It’s always a treat to pop by the site, read your musings, and get general updates on all things Ivy.

  2. I’m excited to see this site further evolve. Thanks for the update, and for your stewardship of this great community. Keep on keeping on!

  3. Yep, I’ll echo previous comments. I check in everyday. Sometimes twice! Eager to see where things head next.

    Kind Regards,


  4. Old School | April 5, 2023 at 3:54 pm |

    Many thanks for all you’ve done so far.
    I check this site along with my morning coffee. ☕️
    Looking forward to future posts.

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