Moving (and greenifying) my digital home

Up to recently my web site was at the logic.at server. That was a completely outdated and hopeless page, and I used it for nothing but distributing files. At the same time I was owning the preining.info domain since long time, but only had a forward to the logic.at home page.

Then I started to use the excellent http://piwigo.com service for hosting my photos, and after some time I added static pages to the photo gallery, and pointed the preining.info domain to the piwigo.com web space.

So, before last week I had all my digital home spread out in many places:

  • outdated blog at logic.at
  • domain registration at 1domain.at in Austria
  • photo album and preining.info web page at piwigo.com

Last week I finally decided to consolidate all this chaos into one place, and after not too long research I decided for http://www.hostpapa.eu, a web service that calls itself Green, i.e., using renewable energy for their data centers. I don’t trust that they do it fully, but every piece used from renewable energy is already a win.

On their hoster I set up a WordPress blog http://www.preining.info/blog (what you are reading now), moved the piwigo.com installation to my own Piwigo installation. This was, thanks to the piwigo.com’s policy of not binding you and providing one with the full data dump and a tar of all photos, very easy.

What is still in process is the move of the preining.info registration from 1domain.at to hostpapa, which probably needs a bit more time, but the name servers are already properly set up.

Bottom line: in about one week I managed to move most things, so welcome to my new digital home: http://www.preining.info

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