Server Move Cancelled

The server won’t be moving now – I have found that the database is way too big to move to Google AppEngine and I’ve tracked down one of the reasons why it was running so slow and eliminated that. I am aware there is some weirdness going on that requires investigation such as some pages showing differently if you’re logged in versus not. I will look into these as soon as I can.

I will still be adding the ability for Supporters to have their own domain name attached to their diary, as that doesn’t rely on Google.

I have moved some of our other sites onto a new server and thus spreading the load out a bit better. This has some infrastructure benefits as well so hopefully things will improve once I can spend some time sorting out the underlying issues.

Thanks for your patience everyone!


Server Move Likely Soon

Hey all,

It’s very likely that the DearDiary.Net server will switch to use Google AppEngine since this now supports PHP and the DD.Net is all in PHP. The database is quite large however and there will be a bit of downtime while it’s all copied across and while the nameservices catch up. I don’t have a fixed date for this yet as it has to work in around my full time job schedule which is pretty hectic at the moment. I suspect sometime after the 20th Feb or there abouts though.

Any questions, please feel free to leave them as a comment below :)