Notice something Different around here? I just migrated the site from my current provider to my own VPS over at linode.com and converted to the Thesis WordPress theme . Both of these products I would highly recommend. I’ve had no end of trouble with my previous provider which I won’t publicly disparage here but I’m unbelievably happy in my new setup.
So what is a VPS? VPS stands for Virtual Private Server which essentially takes a physical server and partitions it into multiple Virtual servers in a way that gives each user their own server, virtually that is. Layman’s terms I have one computer, I can run software on it that I can split it up into 30 pieces and the users will think they have their own server. It’s a very economical way to get going on your own and be able to put whatever type of software image and services you want to run on your very own server. The performance is great and it starts at $19.95 a month for their base server. Can you tell I’m excited about it? I would encourage you to take a look at Linode if you’re contemplating doing this on your own.
I’m a lot of things, but a graphical designer I’m not. I got tired of trying to tweak my previous site to do things I wanted and had heard a lot of good press about the Thesis Theme from my blogger friends. I decided to take the plunge and I’m really glad I did. I won’t lie to you, it doesn’t set itself up, but there are so many ways you can get going easily it’s hard to list. Anyways I hope you like the new layout and please let me know if there is something that isn’t working appropriately or if you would like some more info on how I got it all running I’d be glad to offer some tips and advice hit me up on Twitter @FiscalGeek or shoot me an email.