2006-vftgs

Zeeblo rocks!

posted Jul 24, 2011, 4:51 PM by Boyce Crownover   [ updated Jul 24, 2011, 4:52 PM ]

Tuesday, March 7, 2006, 01:08 PM
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A friend and associate of mine also switched to Zeeblo since he was having trouble with his host. They've had problems from time to time, but they're offering an awesome service.
- March 06, 2006 - I received notice that I have a message waiting for me at Zeeblo with approval, however it looks like they are having trouble with their mysql server. I cannot read the text but I'm holding off purchasing other hosting until I get a chance to see if I can get started with them. Meanwhile, recoding continues.

Zeeblo.com rejected my application today.

posted Jul 24, 2011, 4:49 PM by Boyce Crownover   [ updated Jul 24, 2011, 4:50 PM ]

Sunday, March 5, 2006, 01:07 PM
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They said that I did not agree to the terms of service and requested Chinese as a language. Neither was my intent, but I had experienced technical difficulty getting the submission to go through, so by the time I was successful, it is entirely possible that I made an error. The recoding is continuing, hopefully as fast as it feels. Slowing me down is my desire to make some long awaited improvements, which take a little longer to work out. Hopefully by the time you read this, I will have the new menu backend working correctly and a couple new features. I'm currently testing alternate stylesheets and if you have the option to switch, then it worked.

Zeeblo is dead. Long live 1and1.com

posted Jul 24, 2011, 4:22 PM by Boyce Crownover   [ updated Jul 24, 2011, 5:01 PM ]

Monday, October 30, 2006, 01:14 PM
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I actually liked Zeeblo.com when it worked. Now it seems to have disappeared off of the face of the Earth. The good news is that a geekier friend of mine is now hosting my site through 1and1.com. He is happy with it and he's been dependable for many years so I'm confident that this host will last.

Site Problems

posted Jul 24, 2011, 4:22 PM by Boyce Crownover   [ updated Jul 24, 2011, 5:01 PM ]

Sunday, March 26, 2006, 01:10 PM
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The problems with my site were serious , and I couldn't give them the correct password to restore it since I store that sort of thing. Usually I have a backup but this time didn't have sufficient notes to figure out which of my backed up passwords it really was. They were able to recreate the space and account though and I just uploaded my staging site and was instantly back online. (Maybe not instantly, since I had to correct a permissions issue, but really fast.) I highly recommend doing your site development on your own computer. If you don't have a computer you can do it on, you can get a virtual machine from free from www.vmware.com which also works great. It doesn't rock as much as running your own server for testing, but it is the next best thing. Failing either of those options, you can install Apache with PHP and Perl on your machine and test that way. All of these solutions work with either Windows or Linux. Vmware will also give you the options to try out more arcane solutions like Minix or other Unixes. IIS by the way, is not as cool as Linux with Apache, but you can read more about my opinions on that on my opinions page.

Zeeblo had a serious issue

posted Jul 24, 2011, 4:21 PM by Boyce Crownover   [ updated Jul 24, 2011, 5:01 PM ]

Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 01:09 PM
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They don't store your actual password and they had an issue with lost accounts. Fortunately for my afore mentioned associate, it didn't affect his site (or most of the others) but a few of us tried to hit our site and discovered they weren't there. Zeeblo responded extremely quickly to address the problem.

Zeeblo problems

posted Jul 24, 2011, 4:19 PM by Boyce Crownover   [ updated Jul 24, 2011, 5:00 PM ]

Monday, March 6, 2006, 01:32 PM
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I received notice that I have a message waiting for me at Zeeblo with approval, however it looks like they are having trouble with their mysql server. I cannot read the text but I'm holding off purchasing other hosting until I get a chance to see if I can get started with them. Meanwhile, recoding continues.

My host died!

posted Jul 24, 2011, 4:16 PM by Boyce Crownover   [ updated Jul 24, 2011, 5:08 PM ]

Saturday, March 4, 2006, 01:20 PM
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On February 28th, 2006, I logged in to make a minor change to one of the pages and in the process discovered that cfm-resources.com was closing shop on March 1, 2006. It broke my heart. They were a great host while they were in business. Now I'm looking for a new host, hopefully one that does PHP and MySQL. I'm recoding these pages in PHP with that expectation.

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