A quick update to let you all know that Bootswatchr is moving from Ubiquity Servers to Digital Ocean as of today. DNS is propagating, and I am keeping the old server up so that there should be plenty of time for propagation and we can hopefully avoid hiccups.
This is very sudden and last minute. I want to assure you all that, for the time being, Bootswatchr isn’t going anywhere, this wasn’t a budget decision, and you shouldn’t lose any data. Your data is stored client side anyway.
This decision comes after several occasions in which Ubiquity was performing maintenance or upgrading data centers, and have somehow managed to bump my cloud servers, even though they repeatedly tell me “this shouldn’t happen”. Now, to their credit, their last upgrade did not bring down my server, but they did manage to merge all of my servers into one, the wrong one, and completely screw up a lot of my hard work in isolating my test environments from production application environments.
I can’t even begin to understand how that happened, and neither can they, which is the main reason I have decided to move to a more reputable, more stable, and much more recommended hosting provider. Yes, Digital Ocean is more expensive than Ubiquity, but frankly, I’m coming around to the point of view that you get what you pay for in servers.
So far my experience with Digital Ocean has been great. Server provisioning took less than 2 minutes, and snapshotting the fully setup and configured server took less than 2 minutes. All in all, I spent about 2 hours switching hosting providers, and the longest time expenses came in the form of me failing to remember exactly how I setup the server the first time. That is now sorted. DNS is already switched over, so hopefully I will be able to completely ditch the Ubiquity servers sometime next week.