In summary: The wiki (all of ‘em) will be locked from editing starting at 9 P.M. EDT. The editing freeze should last roughly 24 hours as the battlestarwiki.org domain propagates. (After everything is done, I’ll post a temporary link, so that people can still do their thing on the new server — it just won’t say Battlestarwiki.org in the address bar, that’s all.)
Now into the details:
So I finally purchased the server. It’s a dedicated server, meaning that we actually own the entire server, and they just help up keep it, it’s in a nice climate controlled room with battery backups and all that jazz. Basically, a dedicated server is just a machine that we lease out every month, and it’s fully ours to do with as we please (well, within their rules and laws, obviously), so that we’re not sharing resources with other sites. (While we did have a Virtual Private Server, which is meant to take more abuse than a basic shared hosting service, there were other people we shared the server with — and when we got as really busy as we are, it showed.) It is hosted by the fine folks at Galaxy Visions, which after doing research seemed to suit our needs.
The reason it took as long as it did — especially in light of the fact that I didn’t choose between the two servers I posted info about days ago — is because finding a server is much like finding that right house to live in. In my research, I not only considered technical specifications, but also what people thought. With this purchase, I firmly believe I made the right decision — and of course, it doesn’t hurt to ask our resident IT guru, Shane, either.
Essentially, the server costs 109.98 a month, so our server costs went up $20 bucks, but it’s well worth it.
Anyway, now I’m off to add more hours to my work day. (Working 12 hours isn’t enough for this workaholic. LOL)
So say we all.