New server

After several years of a slow blog site, and consistently running out of space on the old VPS server that was hosted by Webfusion UK, I have finally taken the plunge and have moved my site to a new AWS instance meaning that for the first time ever it is not on a physical managed server but is now on a virtual cloud server.

The new AWS cloud instance is running Ubuntu Linux, has 1Gb RAM and a 16Gb Hard Disk. Its more than enough to host the site, but means that (hopefully) the 500-600 daily visitors will find it a bit faster to load!

Feedback on your thoughts about the loading times appreciated – please do leave a comment!

Building your own website – the easy way

Lots of people ask me how to set up a personal or small business website that they can make themselves, so here is a simple step-by-step guide to do it cheaply and quickly.

1. Visit and register your domain name of choice.

2. Visit and register for a choice of hosting package. You will probably have to wait for approx 4-8 hours for the account to be fully created.

3. On 123-reg control panel, open the details of the domain name, and choose “change nameservers”. Change the primary and secondary name servers to:

4. On Brinkster, log on to your new account and click on Support and then do a live chat to support. Ask them to add the domain name to your domain list of your account.

5. On Brinkster, open the website settings and then write down your FTP details

6. FTP (if you don’t have FTP software, leech FTP 1.3 is small and easy to use) the files up to your Brinkster space, and hey-presto – one fully working website 🙂

if this post has been useful or you would like more information, please leave a comment!