My New VPS

15. March 2006 04:20

As of today, I finally acquired a Virtual Private Server from ASPNix.  So far, I am very pleased with their service.  They definitely offer some good competition regarding getting your money's worth. 

I must say that I had forgotten how much work can be involved when you take complete control in a VPS scenario.  It had been a long time since I was completely responsible for setting up IIS from scratch, creating DNS entries, and routing as well.  Even though it is more work up front, it is going to be flippin' sweet to have complete control over the trust level of my site.

By next week, I will hopefully complete the process of transferring all content from GoDaddy to the new server.  I keep going back and forth on whether I want to use Community Server 2.0 or DotNetNuke 4.2.2.   Currently, I am swaying towards using the Express Edition of CS 2.0.  The public face of my site primarily consists of my blog and photo galleries.  While I really do like DNN, I just haven't been able to find any good blog modules.  Personally, I am not that crazy about DNN's supplied blog module.  Once I clear a few other projects off my slate, I might tackle writing my own DNN blog module tailored to my specific tastes.

In the meantime, don't be surprised to see a completely different look for my blog.  It will be the first step of transitioning to a completely different website.

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