Yesterday, June 12, 2010 I uploaded the delcityarc.org site to a new server. It was actually a downgrade and I did it for two reasons.
1. The site does not require all the bells and whistles that my personal site does.
2. Price! I have hosted the site on Godaddy.com for the last three years and have been very happy with them but their price has gone up each year.
Godaddy is about as dependable as one can find when it comes to domain hosting. Unfortunately they charge by the month for hosting. The domain registration is good for as many years as you want to register and they do it for a flat rate per year. The hosting charges per month and by the time you pay for domain registration as well as hosting, you are up to $199.00 for three years. With that service, you get all sorts of features including scripting capability. This may not be that expensive but when you consider that it is not the only site that I maintain, it does add up. The Del City ARC web site does not need all those features because it is not used for interactive communication. The blog is actually linked within a frame to http://dcarc.wordpress.com.
I have moved the site back over to its original hosting spot back in 2002 on Doteasy.com. They have a zero dollar hosting with limited 100 MB storage and 1 GB per month traffic. All you have to do is pay for the domain registration. While this would be inadequate for my personal page, it is perfect for the DCARC site. Since our blog is actually hosted on a different server, the site can do just what it did before. To the end user, there is virtually no change. If I did not announce what I have done, no one would have any idea that anything had changed. I just finished uploading the files into the folder of the new server. The site appears to be working wonderfully. At the same time, I renewed this site for three more years. I also renewed my Flickr account for two more years.
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