Web Host Down

Sometime today my usually very reliable host at Geohost.ca has gone down. Seems even the company site is 404. So my thegrrl.com domain is down, as well as thatgrrl.ca which I also have through them. I changed the blog back to the blogspot address but all my graphics are hosted on my domain so they will not be making an appearance until the domain problem is fixed. Just in case you were wondering.

Avoid Custom Domains with Blogger

I am so frustrated! Blogger says we can have our blog on a custom domain but I think what they really mean is we can buy one through them or just twist in the wind if we do it with any other domain seller. I have been trying thegrrl.com for a few weeks. It would only load about half the time. If you assumed the blog was still online and refreshed awhile it would eventually come up. Otherwise it was 404 over and over again. Very aggravating. I had emails and notes from several people letting me know my blog was not available. Thank you to those of you who sent a note. I appreciate you caring enough to let me know there was a problem.

Tonight I have set the blog back to Blogger, on blogspot. I will do something else. But, for tonight it is back. I hope. Have sent an email to my host to see if I need to change anything from their side to finalize the move.

I am thinking to try Movable Type on that domain. If I can migrate all the content from this blog over to MT. I will not be using WordPress. I will have a look at Injader, Ben’s CMS too.

Anyway, for now I hope it is back and will be loading a lot better.

I’m also on the look out for a new template/ layout so I can get rid or at least hide more of the clutter here. It’s beginning to bug even me!

Defeated Upheaval Attempt #2

Trying to move this behemoth to my own domain. The insanity will continue tonight when I get back from work. For now, I know it’s missing things.

If anyone has experience in moving from Blogspot to a domain let me know. I’m having some difficulties. Just hope nothing was lost today in the defeated upheaval attempt.

Update:

Doing it the FTP way doesn’t work with my template. Makes me have the most basic template and I don’t want to go back to that. So I’m back here again. Sent email to my web host/ domain people at Geohost.ca. Will see if they can tell me what I need to know about the CNAME and DNS Settings stuff.

Does anyone know if you can use the advanced template settings then or are you still restricted to the old classic version? The one without widgets. Cause that kind of sucked after all I have done to get where I am with this template.