After checking the PHP options and benchmarking hosting & database speeds at spry.com’s dirt cheap hosting against options at the dirt cheap hosting I have at GoDaddy.com I decided to move Brainsnorkel to the garish world of GoDaddy.
While moving I found a couple of things of interest.
- That the Freshy2 theme I use has been bequeathed to the open source community by its creator, so I will move to a newer theme when I find one and modify it to taste. (Ignore the WordPress 2.9 incompatibilities for now, ok?)
- That exporting MySQL defaults to latin character encoding, and phpMyAdmin defaults to utf8 for import.
- That TPG has one of the slowest to update DNS servers in the world:
sh-3.2$ nslookup brainsnorkel.com 18.104.22.168
sh-3.2$ nslookup brainsnorkel.com 22.214.171.124