Expensive affected person readers,
We’re migrating to a brand new host on Saturday. We had been the one consumer of our former host Keith Freedman, who after spoiling us for a few years has determined that having a tiny aspect enterprise is an excessive amount of of a distraction. We’re transferring to a service in Germany (which has very robust authorized safety for press freedoms however will get dinged in worldwide rankings as a result of it’s not so scorching on authorities disclosure, or what we name FOIA, which isn’t related to our work) with a backup web site in Iceland. We had different standards which these hosts fulfill.
Whereas having a German host could end in a slight lag for US customers in remark posting time (as within the lag between if you submit a remark and when it seems; word even now readers can have delay of as much as two minutes as a result of caching to scale back load on the server), this host has extra reminiscence than our outdated host, in order that will not be a problem in any respect, or solely intermittently.
Relating to the cutover, our new host/Wordpress wrangler Dave thinks it’ll take at most three hours and maybe as little as one.. However it’ll additionally take time for the brand new DNS to propagate throughout the Internet, which might take so long as an 4 extra hours relying on the place you’re.
Readers ought to be capable to learn posts and feedback this complete time. Nevertheless, if you happen to make feedback on the positioning at its outdated location after the switch has began (midday EDT), they are going to be misplaced. So I recommend refraining from commenting from midday until a minimum of 3 PM. And take a duplicate, because you might need to repost it if it wound up being on the outdated web site.
Thanks to your persistence and need us luck!