Thursday, February 04, 2010

G4ILO's Blog is moving

As I wrote in my last post a couple of days ago, Blogger is terminating its FTP service that allowed me to publish my blog on my g4ilo.com server. This will therefore be the last post to this server.

I am hoping to be able to migrate the blog to a new location which will be blog.g4ilo.com. It is frustrating to sit and wait for Blogger to come up with a migration tool that may or may not work, because I have several interesting things that I want to write about that I don't wish to be prematurely consigned to the bit bucket. So I am going to attempt to move the blog myself. Don't be surprised if things go a bit haywire in the process.

If the address you see in your browser address bar is blog.g4ilo.com (instead of www.g4ilo.com) you will know that the move has at least partially worked. The hard part is going to be ensuring that links to pages using the old address are redirected seamlessly to the new one. This is supposed to be achievable using something called .htaccess, but it is rocket science and I will probably need help with it from Blogger techs or other clever people.

So fingers crossed, here we go.
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