Time to stop using GoDaddy?


Got some interesting emails this morning. One was from Jetpack (an add-on service that provides a lot of great extra features for WordPress) telling me that it noticed the site was not responding. The other was from GoDaddy excitedly explaining that my hosting account was updated and now had a new IP.

Hmm… Coincidence that the IP was changed and the site no longer responded? I think not…

Fortunately, I was still able to connect to the database and access all of the WordPress files manually. After a frustrating hour or so of poking around, I managed to discover that the database hostname had changed. An update to the wp-config file to supply the new hostname and all was right with the site again.

This sort of frustrating thing isn’t the first time GoDaddy annoyed me. Once, they went and updated the version of php used on another site I had, which still used some deprecated php code that no longer worked with the new version. That was an even more frustrating problem to figure out, since there was no info whatsoever that the change had been made. At least this time, there was a clue that a change on their end could have been responsible and helped point me in the right direction.

I think that in this latest scenario, perhaps I’ve got my WordPress installed in a somewhat non-standard way for GoDaddy? (I can’t imagine they would have had a change like this break things for everyone that hosts a WordPress install on their system, but who knows…)

But still… Some advance notice on these sorts of things might be nice?

blue light gaming pc [Day 2129]


gaming pc interior with blue light

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 303 – Total Days: 2,129

Fuji X100S | ISO 3200 | 23mm | f/2.0 | 1/40 sec

It’s been awhile since taking a photo of the inside of my gaming PC. And I’ve never done it with the Fuji X100s. So it seemed like a good thing to do!

laptop [1992]


laptop [1992]

Awww yeah… Working on my new laptop, in bed.

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 166 – Total Days: 1,992

MacBook Air [1991]


macbook air [1991]

Ever since my MacBook Pro died a few months ago, I’ve been without a Mac (and have just been using my desktop PC instead.) While my PC is pretty awesome, not having a Mac has caused great discord for me.

But today, I picked up a 13″ MacBook Air. Now all is right with the world again.

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 165 – Total Days: 1,991

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