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We are Now on a Dedicated Server with HostGator

VagabondJourney.com is now on a dedicated server under the care of Hostgator. The transfer process from Inmotion was a bit arduous and took the past three days to get everything up and running properly.

This job is now finished, Vagabond Journey Travel has a new home, our very own dedicated server.

A dedicated hosting service, dedicated server, or managed hosting service is a type of Internet hosting in which the client leases an entire server not shared with anyone. This is more flexible than shared hosting, as organizations have full control over the server(s), including choice of operating system, hardware, etc. –Dedicated hosting on Wikipedia

Dedicated hosting packages are expensive, and the costs of running this website are now greatly cutting into our earnings. The expense/ earnings ratio of this operation have just gotten a little closer. This was probably the worst time for us to allow for an increase in expenses — as I am truly going belly up financially — but it was a much needed move.

Now on Hostgator

Shared hosting — and yes, VPS is shared hosting — was not doing it for us. We would push the server resources beyond their allowed capacity on whatever hosting company or shared/ VPS package we were on. This was a constant annoyance, and I have been finding my site shut off or otherwise inaccessible nearly every month for the past year and a half. This is an unacceptable way to run a business, to operate the gears that make me my living. This incessant downtime was also incredibly frustrating, requiring me to put vast amounts of time on the horn with the hosting company which would detract from my publishing output. I was searching for the impetus to switch hosting companies and move to a dedicated server for many months now, and the recent Inmotion hack provided this in full.

Now we have more bandwidth and storage space allowance to run 10 VagabondJourney.coms without problems. We are on the fast road now, there is nothing in our path from here to eternity — I can do ANYTHING with this site now.

This new found potential is riveting.

It was an arduous three days of transferring the site over which was not done without errors. If you find anything that is not working properly please let me know.

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About the Author:

Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 80 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3165 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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