Moved to Winnipeg!

Well … we’ve moved!  All the way to Winnipeg.  As I sit here, I can see and hear the airplanes go past as they take-off and land from the Winnipeg International Airport.  The new “office” is conveniently located just between the approach/departure paths of the runways.  There’s still lots of unpacking and setting up to do, but at least the new internet connection is up and running!!  More to follow soon …

Weclome to Winnipeg

Welcome to Winnipeg

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Welcome to 2020!

Well, another year has come and gone. What will the new year, and the new decade have in store for all of us? For starters, our HQ will be moving to Winnipeg. Don’t worry, thanks to the magic of the Internet, our servers are staying the same and there won’t be any interruption to our services. Stay tuned for more news on the move and what it means for all of us …
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year … Hope your 2019 started with a bang and just keeps getting better and better!

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Server Switch Completed

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After many years (many many years) running the various versions of Windows to host web sites, we are back to using Linux.

It was time for a server upgrade and while there were several reasons to switch to Linux we struggled to find reasons to stay with Windows. In reality the only two reasons to keep Windows were my familiarity with it, and there were several existing sites using Windows-only software.

However, I was having challenges with the recent updates to DNN and have been experimenting a bit with WordPress (click here to read about my DNN vs WordPress experience), and the other Windows-based sites were in dire need of an update and overhaul anyways, so the decision to switch to Linux wasn’t actually that hard in the end.

Overall, the migration wasn’t too bad. The first WordPress site took me about 3 hours to move over, mostly fixing little things the I had “forgotten” about Linux and getting used to the new control panel. After that initial learning curve, I was able to migrate the remaining sites in less than 15 minutes each. Most of that was the actual file transfer process rather than configuration and set up time.

I did manage to mess up the DNS – Email config on my own domain for a few hours but it turned out to be a simple 1-click fix from an “automatic” default setting to the correct setting.

Overall, the entire migration process was relatively painless and the sites didn’t experience any unplanned downtime or unexpected serious issues. The dedicated server from Hostgator has proven to be very reliable over the years and we we are looking forward to more of the same with the new server.

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