Wednesday: 15.March.2006

First blog entry since moving site to new host's server

Posted my first blog entry today since moving the site to a new host. Had one problem after another, but finally got Ye Olde Rad Blog working, so I can again create new entries.

I enjoy working thru problems. The most recent glitch - and final hurdle - was resolved by determining the site's full server path .. to the weblog directory and entering this data on MovableType's Core Setup configuration page (not in the MySQL database, as I'd previously planned).

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The site's full server path is: /home/username/public_html/ .. also called the absoute path. Not sure how I would know this without asking my host's tech support (which I did).

For longer blog entries, I prefer to post only the first few paragraghs (here on the home page) and continue the remainder of the entry in the blog.

This method minimizes clutter on the home page and lets me easily refer to previous entries (since each blog entry has its own link). Otherwise, I can refer only to a specific date in a MONTHLY page of entries, which is not nearly as neat or cool.

Now that the blog's software is working again, I'm gonna miss the troubleshooting challenge. The site move is offically complete.

If I ever have to move the site to a new host again, I won't be nearly so hesitant, since I now have *experience* in this area.

For more info on this topic, here is a Google search, pre-configured for the query-string: problems moving blog weblog movabletype to new host server





Posted by Rad at March 15, 2006 02:26 PM

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