Another year and another server move for Moongrabber

Some of you may remember my post awhile back about moving to a new web hosting provider, Liquid Web (http://www.moongrabber.com/site-news/moongrabber-re-design-and-a-server-move). At this point I’ve been using Liquid Web’s VPS service for the last year and a half, and for the most part it was a good experience, up until the last month or so. Recently I’ve been having issues with insufficient memory on my VPS, and I’ve tried everything from caching, apache and mysql tweaks, to moving some of my larger sites off of the VPS and decrease the overall load on the server but to no avail. As of today I’m moving everything to a Wired Tree VPS.

Wired Tree has one of the best reputations in the VPS business, and I’ve had very positive results over the last few weeks trying out their servers, so I’ve decided to close down my Liquid Web VPS and make the switch. Wired Tree support was great in helping to get everything transferred over and running without any major downtime, and cpu/memory usage is much lower on this new VPS than over at Liquid Web (and response times are better too). I’m even looking at moving my larger sites onto this new VPS to see how it handles the load. So if you’re in the market for a reliable VPS with a great support team and a reasonable price, check out Wired Tree.

Replacing the default WordPress Comment System with Disqus

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I am no longer using the Disqus comment system on my WordPress sites due to problems with spam and a lack of filtering options

I’ve been using the default WordPress comment system ever since I switched my blog over to WordPress last year. The default comment system has worked well for me in the past, although it wasn’t without it’s shortcomings, so today I’ve installed the Disqus comment system and here’s my first impression.

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Moongrabber Re-Design and a Server Move

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Well you’ve probably already noticed the new look for Moongrabber.  I’ve gone ahead and re-designed my blog to clean up and organize everything better, plus the old theme wasn’t quite so easy on the eyes.  The new theme is based off of the great “Amazing Grace” WordPress Theme by Vladimir Prelovac, with modifications done by yours truly.

I recently wrote about the problems I’ve been having with Dreamhost, and I just can’t take it anymore.  So I’m also writing here to let everyone know that I’ve decided to change webhosts, and I will be moving to a VPS provided by LiquidWeb.  I’ve been trying out their shared hosting for a few weeks now and I’ve been really impressed with their service and support.  I would definitely recommend them if you are in need of a new web host.

So if you have a minute, drop me a line, or leave a comment and let me know what you think of the re-design and the change in hosting.