Sunday, January 17, 2010

How I became fan of the little dragon

Well, not completed - but we are on our new home - our domain is there and most of the data. I was shocked when I realized that over 120 GB of data had to be transferred. But as a team these things won´t get us down, no the DDR girls simply put their minds and internet connections together and started uploading - and here we are - NEARLY back.
After a week of hoping and praying and MISSING we are just a foot away from back up online. So I believe if everything goes fine we should be back today, latest tomorrow...whew.

Was it worth?
as I told you - the old host drove me crazy. I always recommended them but last Monday we decided - enough is enough! Not that their support got worse and worse so was their communication with me. Whenever a problem appeared they simply disabled the site, not talking to me before which made it feel truly unfair as normally noone is on the PC for 24 hours.

But not enough with that - when we started the transfer last week everything seemed to go well until they decided that they cannot provide us a backup for the site as it´s simply too big. The new host which was a great support - suggested them some other ways to get the site over but they refused it all.

So with the new host´s and Diego´s help we simply did it ourselves.
Another thing is that Hostgator offers more security options and so we can improve the security and with it the security of your data MORE - and that´s worth all the inconvenience, isn´t it?

Thanks to an awesome support during the whole process I can tell you that I now got a fan of Hostgator and their little dragon :-)
So when you are looking for a good webhost which helps you to get your site up and running - here you go!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


hi everyone,

first of all - thanks for all the awesome emails, the notes everywhere - i´m SO happy you miss ddr as much as we do. i promise this will be the last time that we are offline for some days!
in these days it´s hard today to protect your site from hacks and such and you can just do that when you choose the highest available technology - so more than important to invest in this even if it´s painful right now.

Yesterday we got the note that the new server is ready for us! So right now byte by byte is transferred to our new home. We are uploading day and night (WHEW!) but I cannot say when it´s done. I hope that we are back on Sunday but depending on speed, etc it might be a day more.

I´ll let you know and also how we are going to celebrate when we are back!!!!
Not sure if you have that but here in Germany we make a party when we are at our new home because we believe that brings luck :-) Mostly we give the new owners salt and bread to make sure they will never suffer.

Do you have that/do something similar?

Monday, January 11, 2010

We are moving!!!!

Hi anyone!

Yes, you are still at Digidesignresort - nothing happened to us :-)
We are just on maintenance and moving our servers.

We want to give you more performance, more realiability and make your stay at DDR more secure. We´ll need some days because we are moving a large amount of data as you can imagine but be sure we are back soon.

We´ll keep you up to date here on the blog!

Cross your fingers that everything goes well and quick!