Moved blog to Ghost(Pro)

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blogging ghost

I've always used WordPress for this blog, and hosted it in a variety of platforms - starting out with the original free wordpress.com, then moving to a low-cost shared website with a WordPress install, and eventually IaaS in Windows Azure. When I moved to Windows Azure, I used a BitNami WordPress VM image and a Multsite install of Worpdress - at the time I had multiple websites with custom domains that I wanted to host, and a low powered VM worked out to be cost effective. The downside to this…

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OS X equivalent to Windows Live Writer

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blogging macbook technology

I’ve decided to give OS X a more prominent role in my life – I’ve moved my Windows 8.1 Boot Camp partition into a VMWare Fusion VM and run it from within OS X now. There’s a few things I miss from Windows that I don’t want to boot up the VM for and one of those is Windows LiveWriter. This post is a test from a OS X app named PixelPumper. It connected to my self-hosted WordPress site flawlessly and looks like it will support composition of blog posts before publishing them. I prefer software like…

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Azure hosting

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azure blogging technology

Welcome to the first post after moving the hosting of this blog to a Windows Azure VM. If you’re seeing this the migration went well. I decided to move from my existing host (how was great) to trial a bit of Azure IaaS and see how it goes. I have a few other websites on the go and wanted to move from a Linux host to a Windows host to run up some MVC apps I’ve been working on.…

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How to migrate WordPress blog to a new hosting provider

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blogging hosting music websites wordpress

I self-host WordPress rather than use a wordpress.com domain, but recently the hosting provider I was using was giving me performance grief. I was getting PHP execution timeouts when people tried to view my blog which is pretty poor. So I bit the bullet and found a new provider. The process for migrating was pretty simple and straight forward, here’s what I did: Took out a new web hosting account with a different provider – this provided me with a new website that I could address via an IP addre…

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