It’s been quite some time in the making and it was the main reason for my lack of updates: Moving. For the longest time this blog was hosted on a virtual Windows server, but I finally had the guts to move to a dedicated Linux box…. and ditch Windows which I was at it.
In the past I had all my content under drobnik.com which made me somewhat unhappy because the analytics would always be a mixture of traffic going to my German-language personal blog and my English-language iPhone-Development blog. Another drawback was that I had to have a “disambiguation page” under the domain root directing people to any of the sub-sites. Yuck.
Now these are the sites hosted on the new server:
- Cocoanetics.com – iOS Development (English)
- Cocoapedia.org – iOS and Mac Development encyclopedia (English)
- Oliver.Drobnik.com – personal blog (German)
- drobnik.com – company blog of Drobnik KG (German)
- www.pasching.cc – personal blog of my brother Dieter (German)
I spent most of the day today – not coding on iWoman 2.0 as I would have liked to – but working with my Linux guru to get the final kinks out of of this to be ready to call the move. A bit of URL hacking via a search&replace plugin, some manual file copying, plugin updating, URL rewriting/redirecting, claiming the sites in Google Webmaster Tools and submitting sitemaps and lots of other itsy-bitsies.
Well, that should have been it. Now that this blog again stands on terra firma I can resume writing the Q&A and recipe articles that people love to read on this blog.
UPDATE: The old server can still be reached via drobnik.net. I also am moving and consolidating my Subversion repositories on the new server. Until then you can simple substitude .net instead of .com in the repository URLs. For example: https://www.drobnik.net:8443/svn/DTBannerManager/ – you will have to re-accept the self-signed certificate.