InetDaemon.Com has moved from Gate.Com to BlueHost.com. Changing providers always entails a few glitches, but it appears that this has gone fairly seamlessly. I’m already getting hits at the new IP address.

Please bear with me while I work to resolve any issues related to transitioning to the new site.

One of the issues that you have when transferring a domain is that you have to set up new mail accounts. As soon as the new internal mail accounts are online, and mail is flowing, I’ll be able to receive, and respond, to your e-mails.

If you are reading this page, InetDaemon.Com has officially moved from Gate.com to Bluehost.com. If you have a Gate.Com or Hostsave.Com account, we highly recommend you move to another provider.

I created my account at BlueHost today, uploaded the files and made some quick configurations at BlueHost. Next, I changed my DNS where I registered my domain and voila’! InetDaemon.Com is up and running at the new hosting provider without a hitch (as far as I can tell). Now to deal with those pesky e-mail accounts everyone seems to think is so important.

Why We Moved

Put simply, Gate.Com’s MySQL configuration won’t support one copy of WordPress being accessed by one person. Since I’m a geek, I know how to access the configuration settings for MySQL directly. Gate uses a single MySQL database instance which is only configured to allow 1500 total connections across their entire customer base. Furthermore, their configuration allows abandoned sessions to remain active for 8 hours, further reducing the availability of the database.

These restrictions prevent applications such as WordPress and eCommerce applications from functioning.

A Seamless Move

The key to a mostly seamless move of your domain from one hosting provider to another is preparation.

You must set up your future home, verify it is operational, then change where your registrar’s DNS points. Many years ago, I registered the InetDaemon.Com name, and then found a hosting provider. Back then, hosting providers didn’t do Domain Name registration, so today, moving my domain is a snap.

Today’s hosting providers won’t let you pry your own domain out of their cold, dead hands without at least some dynamite and a steam shovel. That’s why you register your domain yourself with a registrar and then find a hosting provider. That way, all you have to do is change the DNS pointer at your registrar. Moving a domain from one registrar to another is a painful experience and makes for messy transitions, so when your web hosting provider IS your registrar, it gets messy.

Because I use a registrar that is separate from my hosting provider, it took less than two hours to do the complete move.

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