Graham of Anywhere
Graham's blog: politics, poetry, and introspection

We're Moving! & Alexa

The pretentiously titled Graham Design Network (oh I wish) is on the move. Early next week will jump hosts, leaving Scottish company XCalibre Communications Ltd. in favour of 1&1 Internet Ltd., which is an English subsidiary of the German group Schlund. And if all goes well, then will join it later this month.

All this means cheaper hosting, more bandwidth, and a return of the GSO Boyz - hopefully. But things are bound to go wrong during the transfers, coz these things can get messy. So if you're crazy enough to be one of the regulars then you'll have to bear with me over the next 4 weeks.

Fingers crossed!


Alexa ranks websites by 'Traffic Rank', with the top ranking being 1, which is unsurprisingly The BBC is at 25. GSO is the top of it's category with a ranking of 539,087. The nearest competition is which is a staggering 1,100,000 places behind! GSO is very possibly the most visited gay youth personal site online... :) But that's very possibly an outrageous statement, coz there's no guarantees that everything's categorised properly. And it seems ridiculous that GSO could even be in the top 550,000 sites. But hey... I'm happy with that... and no, I'm not boasting, I'm modest really... hehehe.
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L*w*s H*n*h*l*   Time to back everything up eh?!

G*u*b*g   Yep. Ugh. Well, the database anyway... not sure how easy it'll be to be to import the backup into SQL on the new host... guess I'll find out!
L*w*s H*n*h*l*   Hmm - all the effort will be worth it in the end.

I'm deciding at the moment whether I should move hosts. I can only provide POP3 accounts and no SMTP server. If I want to be able to provide Hotmail-esqe e-mail accounts I'll need to move to a host that has IMAP. And my current host has stupid restrictions which mean I can't run mailing lists.

I need to decide soon or else there will be loads of sites to move over and re-configure!
A*e*a*d*r D*c*s*n   Kudo's to you and your high ranking website (which I very much remember coming across a long time ago and then forgetting for some reason) , I bow before your massive webspace of greatness and can very much understand how such a thing has ranked so high, well done!
R* B*   this sure is a great site, congratulations, finally ive found someone who actually knows what theyre talking abt.!!! keep it coming!