Did you all experience some trouble with the blog over the last few days? We did too.
Although it might have looked a little scary to some of you seeing 505 errors and such, it was really all under control.
Here’s what happened. Over the last six months or so, the blog has grown. That means we outgrew our server. For those not in the know about blogs, servers basically provide the parking lot on the internet for you all to come and park and read the blog.
We were sharing the parking lot with a couple of other blogs. We ended up using more than our share of the parking spaces so we got kicked off a time or two over the last six months.
Kayla did some investigation and determined it was time for us to get a new server with a “bigger parking lot” that included room to expand. So we moved.
The statement “so we moved” sounds so nonchalant but that’s not true. It was not a lot of work for me. It was quite a bit of work for Kayla but easier than either of us anticipated. Neither of us had done anything like this before so there was quite a bit of worry to it all but we just decided to trust and go for it.
Kayla did an amazing job. I’m so lucky to have her.
After about 20 messages back and forth and 20 checks to see if it was up and working, it worked. We both sighed a BIG sigh of relief.
Because of the move some of you who read via Blog Lovin’ lost us. Some of you saw errors when you came to Jo’s Country Junction. Some of you saw funky letters after you wrote a comment. Some of you had trouble seeing the second page of a post. I know this as I’ve had many messages from all of you. Thanks for checking in with me.
The troubles you all had were just growing pains and as far as we know, those are better. If they aren’t, or you are experiencing something out of the usual, please drop a comment in the comment section and we will look into it.
Besides not getting “kicked out of the parking lot”, we now have a blog that is responding and loading much faster. I’m so excited. Writing blog posts, loading and editing all of the photos along with maintaining the blog takes a lot of time and this faster speed is a HUGE, HUGE plus for me. I think you all are going to enjoy it too.
Here’s the best part…
Remember I said we moved to a bigger “parking lot”? Remember I said the blog is now performing faster?
One would think all of that would cost me more money. NOPE. It’s actually cheaper. I was on an ancient plan and now…not anymore. It’s fast and efficient and I’m loving what I see so far. I hope you do too. We should be back to normal.
Remember to take the time to scroll back and check out some of the blog posts you missed while the blog was down.