John asked me to update everyone on the site upgrade. Here’s the plan:
- We’re moving to a new, more powerful server at John’s hosting provider. This should happen over the weekend, dios mediante.
- After the move, and after we’re sure all the performance tweaks we’ve installed are working, we’ll install the new site design. This won’t happen until at least a few days after the server upgrade.
- After the new design is installed, we’ll work on the other site issues, like the mobile site, comment reply, etc.
This has taken a lot longer than expected for a variety of reasons, including brand new hardware shitting the bed. But it will happen, performance under load should be quite a bit better, and John is paying significantly more for hosting as a result of the move.
The server migration will mean some downtime, probably on the order of half a day or so. I’ll be posting again before that happens.