I’ve finally decided to take the plunge and host my blog elsewhere. No longer is it on a server in my basement. I’ve moved the site to a virtual server at Mocha Hosting. The cost alone of running the server 7×24 is about $100 per month in electric. Where as at Mocha I’m getting a virtual Linux box with unlimited disk space and unlimited bandwidth for $4 per month.
With the move, I also had to change my domain name. The .ws top level domain sites are a real pain to transfer. There are alot of articles telling people that the TLD .ws stands for “website” however it really is for the country Somoa. As such, the registry for the .ws domains is not consistently managed. For the my new domain, I’ve registered “thepetersen.us” domain name. I’ll have the petersens.ws domain until June 2011.