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.

  1. 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?)
  2. That exporting MySQL defaults to latin character encoding, and phpMyAdmin defaults to utf8 for import.
  3. That TPG has one of the slowest to update DNS servers in the world:

    sh-3.2$ nslookup brainsnorkel.com 203.12.160.35
    Non-authoritative answer:
    Server: dns1.tpgi.com.au
    Address: 203.12.160.35
    Name: brainsnorkel.com
    Address: 64.79.220.169
    sh-3.2$ nslookup brainsnorkel.com 203.12.160.36
    Non-authoritative answer:
    Server: dns2.tpgi.com.au
    Address: 203.12.160.36
    Name: brainsnorkel.com
    Address: 97.74.215.189