Happy New Year Y’all!
It’s been two days since I’ve stepped foot outside thanks to the four inches of snow the recent southern blizzard has dropped on us this week. The plan was to have my new blog and site up and running this week but being all of us are iced in, that isn’t happening.
I will take this opportunity however to let you know that this domain, zarias.com, is going to be moving under the zackarias.com domain. I’m bringing everything together under one domain now. Portfolio, blog, workshop, etc. This domain will stay up for awhile and then become a redirect. All of this content will be in the new blog.
I’m also pleased and/or upset to announce that I’m dumping Media Temple as the host. I’ve had it with them and their lack of care or inability to keep my sites malware free. I’ve done my research and the mass of complaints about WordPress malware issues point back to blogs hosted on Media Temple. They denied it for the longest time and would not lift a finger to help clean my sites. Now they seem to help customers out with cleaning their sites but they won’t or can’t stop the infections. I know it’s on their side because I have friends with parked test domains on Media Temple and those sites, that no one knows anything about, are getting infected as well. I have a client only domain parked on Media Temple that has been infected as well. I’ve done all I know how to do to keep this site clean but I deal with at least one infection a week.
I’m not going to say who I am moving to right now because I’m going to get 100 comments on why or why not to go with that host. I will tell you that it isn’t one of the “big ten” that hit most of those whack web host review sites. I’m going for a smaller server company that isn’t on the h@ck3r5 radar like the large hosts.
So, this site will be down for a bit and then moving domain names all together. That will happen as soon as Atlanta thaws and I can meet up with our local web designer to get the new site uploaded, this blog transfered over, etc. Should be in less than a week!
I hope you are doing well in the new year. See you in Miami or Tampa this month at the OneLight?