Migration of web sites to a new server
For several years now my sites have been on a server provided by Bytemark
who have had an excellent reputation for technical
expertise, quality of service and support, and who have provided a free
software package called Symbiosis which simplifies the administration of
multiple web sites, email etc.
Recently Bytemark's founders sold the business to a much larger company, whose
first notable action was to let the entire development team go. There are some
indications that the tech support team is diminished too. The result is that,
while the service is still working now:
- I am not expecting the level of support I previously enjoyed.
- As operating systems are upgraded to newer versions or new security risks
are identified, the Symbiosis software is unlikely to be upgraded in good time.
Consequently I have been looking for alternative hosting and management
software that will suit my needs (and yours!), and have now found a small
but very technically competent hosting provider Bitfolk
and also a free-software admin
that is currently maintained, reasonably easy to use and actually has
some improvements over Symbiosis. I have been learning how to use it and
successfully migrated some of my own sites to the new server.
Customer sites will be moved one at a time over the summer, and I intend to
notify each customer before moving to ensure minimal disruption.
Anahata ~ May 2019