Moving On

October 26, 2011 by Gabe | [mmd] |

Another day, another hosting outage. I suppose it's time to move to a new host and Squarespace (affiliate link for 5by5) is looking really good right now. It's a bit more expensive, but I have no desire to learn to troubleshoot Wordpress or manage a MySQL database. I have other things I'd rather tinker with and this site is meant to be fun for me, not a chore.

I figure I'll lose:

  • Several email accounts I don't use. I can create 100 for free but need to use Google Apps on Squarespace ($5/mo)
  • An FTP server. It's nice but a I have other options
  • A WebDAV service. Not used in a year


I hope to gain the following:

  • Free time
  • A shorter list of tasks in OmniFocus


Seems like a good trade-off.

I'm not sure what a move might mean for this site. I really don't want to put ads on the site because it might start to feel like a job for me. I don't mind eating the hosting cost right now, because I do get additional value out of the server. It's something for me to think about.