When I first started TheGeneralistIT.com, in July 2015, I made a commitment to deliver quality content and a top-notch reading experience to my audience.
The logic is simple, respect the audience (that’s you), and they will (hopefully) show back respect.

For me, top-notch reading experience means, in addition to great content, great speed and responsiveness of the site.
I signed up for a hosting account at Godaddy knowing that at some point I will outgrow its capacity, but from a cost-benefit point of view is was a good place to begin with.

Indeed, at first, everything was smooth, but as TheGeneralistIT.com gained popularity the hosting resources maxed out.
I didn’t think twice and as my previous post called “Be Careful What You Wish for – Google Style” explains I upgraded my hosting account without hesitations, hoping to meet the demand.

Unfortunately, it didn’t.
TheGeneralistIT.com is proudly serving about 20,000 visitors per month, not bad for a site that is yet to celebrate its first birthday.
I will not bombard you with the technical details, but GoDaddy just couldn’t keep up.
Loyal to my commitment I decided that it is time to move, regardless of cost.

Over the last few days TheGeneralistIT.com was in a transition process to a new hosting provider that can meet the demand.
If you are a returning visitor (thanks, you’re awesome and I’m glad you are here!) who tried accessing the site, and got error messages about security certificate, maintenance mode, broken links and so, I would like to assure you that it was a part of the migration process.

The site wasn’t under attack, and those of you who registered in the past with their email address, your personal information wasn’t at risk.

If this is your first time here, welcome, you’re awesome too! I’m glad to have you here, know that the worst part of the migration has passed, and great things will follow.

Current status

At the time of writing the post, the migration process is almost completed.
You, as a guest, should now be able to access the entire site and its content.

Some background maintenance and improvements tasks are still in place to add some more juice and speed to the site.
I expect them to complete successfully in a few days.

 

What’s ahead

As soon as the migration process will complete successfully I expect to resuming publishing more quality content in various IT related topics.
I’m actually looking forward to it, as I enjoy sharing my experience and expertise with you, and find it much more fun than handling the technical aspects of migrating between hosting providers.

What can you do

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to become the audience.
If you haven’t done it already, Join the mailing list, get updates on fresh content directly to your inbox, and contribute by commenting or suggestion new topics.

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TheGeneralistIT.com is the source for great practical and technical guides, such as fixing windows 10 update error 0x800705b4, free Evernote Templates, and for more “techy” readers, setting up LogMeIn Hamachi Gateway as a VM, and the free Spiceworks tutorials are also great source of information.

But what makes it really great, is you, the readers!

While I apologies for any inconvenience caused by the migration process, I do hope that you now have better understanding of what exactly happened.
Thank you for taking the time to read.
Your comments and feedback are, as always, welcome.

Yasaf.

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