I haven’t been blogging much as I have been busy with my life recently. I also got COVID-19 when I went to the office last month and is still recovering from it. Fortunately, the COVID test is negative after 8 days of COVID.
I don’t think I will be blogging much today and I hope when I come back next time, I can blog more about my COVID journey. Just posting here today to let people know that this blog is still alive haha.
Hello everyone. I’m back after missing for some weeks. My old host (ofblue.org) has informed me that they are stopping hosting services and I have been looking for a new host. I was considering cloud services but it’s just too expensive for a personal website hosting. I went for Namecheap hosting since it is a bit more cost effective.
I should blog more to make the money worth haha.
Categories: Online life, Site Updates, Technology
Ariel from Snow Blush replied me and apparently she has moved her servers which caused the downtime. Anyway, I am staying at OfBlue.org for the time being and maybe move back to Snow Blush if Ariel is still offering free hosting.
In the meantime, I have all set up and moved to Ofblue.org! Thanks to Isi and Nancy (I am not sure who was replying my support tickets) with the move! I think I only took 2 days with the move which was really awesome!
I have moved to a new host now. Apparently Ariel at Snow Blush has suspended my accounts at ViolinStar.NET and Lihotography. I have no idea why since I was not given any warning. Neither is my site on hiatus since the last update was on 22 Sep 2019. No idea why. I have dropped her an email but didn’t hear anything from her.
Luckily I took a full backup from my cPanel a week before so I managed to restore my web sites. Thank god for backups or my sites will be down for an even longer time, especially since she is not replying me. 🙁 Even though it was an abrupt departure, I am still thankful Ariel for hosting me for the last 3 years for free. Well, close to 3 years since I moved in back in Dec 2016.
Now I’m hosted at OfBlue.org after intensive researching. Thanks to Amy and Pauline for giving me advice. I have switched to OfBlue.org before Amy replied so didn’t manage to go for an even cheaper hosting plan at Namecheap. Nevertheless, I am pretty happy with my move to OfBlue because everything is so fast and the support is almost instantaneous. :happy: Thanks to Nancy and Isi at OfBlue.org for making my move so fast! 🙂
No more restrictions on ad placements or writing sponsored content since I am paying for my own domain name and hosting. I will start putting ads on my site just to see if I can cover the cost of my web hosting. I didn’t really want to spend much on my sites so let’s see if it can cover the cost. In the meantime, please help to click the ads. Hehe. 😀
Categories: Domain names, Online life, Site Updates, Technology
I just realised that my blog is opened for more than 11 years now. The “violinstar.net” domain name is more than 11 years old now. Like wow! Next year, it will be a decade!
When I started this blog with this name, I didn’t expect to see it last for close to a decade. I didn’t expect it to follow me since the start of university days (bachelor degree) to my first job, then to my grad school (master degree) and now my third job.
Let’s see how long I will still use this domain name. I actually still like the name so maybe another decade more to go?