I wanted to let everyone know that the site will be migrating to a new host starting Saturday (3/27/10) night. The reason for the change is because our current hosting provider consistently fails to meet guarantees made by them regarding downtime. Multiple instances of downtime each day not only means you don’t have access to our site but also reflects poorly on us and it is quite frankly just unacceptable. The new hosting provider has a much better track record regarding downtime issues, which has been noted by several independent sources and they also provide more services than our current host.
There will be no loss of any information from any of the members of the BGWFans Network, including the forums. As was stated earlier, the migration will begin on Saturday night, so don’t be surprised to encounter spotty and/or non-existent availability on Sunday/Monday. I’m anticipating a quick change over, in fact, the databases have already been transferred, leaving the transfer of files and a few other administrative tasks to complete.
I’ll be updating the progress throughout the weekend on Twitter and Facebook. If you don’t use either and would still like to be up to date, just send me an email at BGWFans@gmail.com and I’ll make sure to keep you in the loop.
I sincerely want to thank you for visiting the site and being a part of our community here at BGWFans, I’m quite sure that any inconvenience experienced this weekend will be made up for by the increase in quality service we can provide after the move. Again, thanks everyone, stay tuned for the latest.