I am planning to make some badly needed changes to the site backend over the holiday weekend, the biggest of which involves moving the site entirely.
For the last several years, this blog has lived on a dedicated server I’ve shared with some mates for around ten years or so. This server is starting to show its age, and the site really struggles at times as a result. In fact, it actually has a hard time just rendering image thumbnails now.
As a result, I’m going to [hopefully] move the blog to another server I have. That’s going to depend on if the site is too big for it though, as it’s on a shared hosting plan. On the upside, it’s a much faster server that should bring some stability improvements, and the blog would also finally gain HTTPS support, something I’ve been meaning to do for several years now.
So long as everything goes to plan, you shouldn’t see the blog go down while the move is taking place, except for when I cutover to the new server. That should be a very short blip. If things go wrong, I’ll cut back over to the existing server.