If you are reading this, then welcome to the third incarnation of The Beautiful Groan. This will be the blog’s new home, hopefully for a very very long time.
The blog was initially hosted by 123-reg back in 2007, supported by their terrible blogging tool that was unwieldy and horrendous to use. To make matters worse, the site kept going down without warning, and their ‘customer service’ team would never reply. Google ‘123-reg’ and you’ll find a million sites dedicated to how shit they are. There is a reason for that.
So in March 2008, I moved to Lunarpages, a very reputable hosting company offering a competitive deal. For the last two years, that has been Groan’s home, but recently, the number of readers has risen substantially, and as a result Lunarpages got a little tetchy. You see, the site was hosted on the same server as a couple of hundred other sites around the world, and every time I posted here, you lovely people came to read, and their sites all went down. Whoops.
So it is time to expand. Thanks to a recommendation from the venerable Arseblogger, we have moved up in the world, to our own spangly server, hosted by ServInt, who are by all accounts, the shiznit. I’ve certainly been impressed so far.
So welcome to our new home – in theory nothing has changed, the web address is still the same, all you feed readers should be able to get the posts from the same place, and I still spout the same nonsense I always have.
However, I now have scope to add a huge amount more to the site without getting shut down, which is nice, so stay tuned for all sorts of new goodies, particularly the start of a podcast series.
2010 promises to be an interesting year here. Hopefully the same is true for Arsenal.
Thanks for reading.