Over the last couple of days, I have moved the host machine for this
blog; many thanks to Dan Swan who provided me
with pro bono hosting since I moved to Wordpress in 2009
[@url:www.russet.org.uk/blog/2009/05/new-day-new-blog/] As far as I can
tell at the moment (assuming I do not discover anything broken), the
move has gone very seamlessly. The only tricky bit is testing the new
site --- the solution here is to fiddle with
/etc/hosts to point the
test client at the new site, without having to change the DNS. When I do
change the DNS, everything should be ready.
I have taken the opportunity to do some house-keeping at the same time, as I could this out on the new, non-live version. The riskiest thing that I have done is to move the permalink structure to a semantics-free version. I have tried this before with variable success [@url:www.russet.org.uk/blog/1908] This time, Wordpress appears to be behaving like a good citizen; the old permalinks are still working, but now forward to the semantics-free versions. If it all works, this will clearly have been a good thing to do. So fingers crossed.
- if you are reading this, then it has all worked.