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yee-hah! we moved to texas

LEST YOU THINK I HAVE FORGOTTEN YOU, and my commitment to post new garden how-to and woo-woo regularly, it just ain’t so. The weekend was devoted to a higher purpose: moving A Way to Garden to a new, very macho server in Texas, where it can welcome as many of you as wish to show up at any given moment…which we hear might be happening soon. Piqued your curiosity? You’ll just have to wait a little longer to see what’s up, while we weed out all the little bits here and there in the aftermath of The Big Move. Back to gardening shortly, promise.

  1. Trudi says:

    Hi, I just picked your garden from blotanical. I had a look at your upstate New York garden. It is a “Dream Garden”. I will come to Texas via blotanical.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Well if moving the blog to a server in the Lone Star State is anything like as successful as the Texas Tomato Cages you recommend, you’ve done a smart thing!

  3. Rick says:

    “While gardening in New York I moved my server to Texas…!” I guess that means an article, or at the very least, a picture of bluebonnet must be coming.

  4. margaret says:

    @bluearrow: Stop yelling and sing us a cowgirl song now, won’t you?
    @Trudi: Welcome to A Way to Garden…glad you found me from Blotanical. We’re three days into high heat and wild storms, so not sure the dream is looking so dreamy any more. Phew!
    @Stephanie: Like I said about the cages, they build ’em big in big ol’ Texas, and we are getting ready to get a little bigger over here…hence the move.

  5. Pam/Digging says:

    Welcome to Texas, Margaret! May I ask what part of the state you’ll be gardening in? You sure did pick a hot time to arrive, but you’ll love it once fall and winter roll back around.

  6. James Novara says:

    Dedicated Macho Server in Texas. hmmmm….

    Did you move to “The Planet” hosting firm? They’ve got a huge operation out in Dallas if I am not mistaken.

    That’s my guess and I’m sticking to it. I promise I haven’t done a WHOIS on your domain yet to cheat. ;-)

    Aren’t server migrations fun? (Now I understand the Facebook status you had about folder permissions.) The applications and databases always seem so easy and it’s the configurations and settings that are troublesome because you don’t capture them in a backup and restore or a canned migration script.

    You’ll get much better performance from a dedicated server because you’re not sharing an oversold box with other sites. The fact that you had to move to dedicated so quickly is a true testament to the rapid success of your site! Good for you. :)

    While I can talk about servers and hosting, we both know someone in common who loves search engine optimization. We should do dinner sometime to start up some of these fun conversations. I’ll have my people call your people.

    :)

    -J

  7. margaret says:

    Not The Planet, but Mosso, div of Rack Space.
    And no, migration not fun. All comments currently going to spam and such, lots of little nonsense like that. Ugh. We will get there.
    And yes, DINNER. Send food now.

  8. James Novara says:

    Oh, that looks good. That smiley guy on the Rack Space site is quite smiley….. :)

    Yeah, I’ve seen few migrations that run really smooth from soup to nuts. There’s always something and it sounds like you’re feeling the configuration pain. That’s the one that makes me craziest in IT. Differing configurations…..

    Food would be so nice right now.

    Good luck.

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