Saturday 13 December 2003

Hosted in the US of A

The net is a funny place... My hosting company is based in England as were their servers. Then they had an unscheduled outage that they traced to their hardware, no worries they purchased a new server. Then they had another unscheduled outage this one traced to their leased data center... bummer two outages in as many months.

Well the boys at digital-crocus.com wasn't about to be burned again. They moved their operation across the ocean/continent to San Jose's Managed.com.

So I have a new blog location back in the US. This has some implications regarding the freedom I have with my data. I liked being hosted "off-shore", knowing my bits were stored some place John Ashcroft couldn't get his grimy little hands on appealed to me. Not that I really have any thing to interest John Ashcroft but if I did... I want it safe from search warrants.

So in the interest of customer service my hosting company put my bits under the watchful eye of big brother.

Posted by Philip at Saturday 13 December 2003 | TrackBack
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I keep telling myself that it won't be long and Ashcroft will be gone. If I'm wrong and Bush is re-elected, well, I don't want to think about it.

Posted by: Jack at December 13, 2003 03:38 PM

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