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Wow! What a tumultuous four days!
I moved mustech.net from ardenthosting to bluehost… it was akin to having a root canal. The whole reason for the move was the popularity of mustech.net…it was eating up too much bandwidth and my old host wasn’t in the price range I was looking for to move up, granted they are amazing and I’m keeping a few of my other sites with them still.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Had to acquire a new host…
- Had to change the DNS servers
- Still waiting to for full DNS propagation (I cheated, so I could get to my site and have it work using the HOSTS file and bypassed the DNS altogether)
- Had to migrate wordpress from one host to another…this is where the grief really started
- Exported the wordpress sql (the guts of this site)
- Copied my other files to bluehost
- Changed some config files and imported the sql file…all was well, NOT! Due to different version of SQL and competing character encoding schemes (Latin, Swedish and UTF) all the characters were messed up!
- Spent hours trying to figure out to fix #3… and learned more about mySQL and PHP than I cared too…
- Fixed it!
- Made this post!
- Having a much better day now. :) Going to have some coffee!
- Will start posting again tomorrow!
To quote Owen Bradley: “Technology is WONDERFUL, when it WORKS!”
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018. As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.
He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries. He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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