Simon Willison’s Weblog

New Hosting

If you were wondering why this blog went quiet all of a sudden, here’s the reason. I’ve moved to a new host, and in the process completely rewritten the engine that powers this weblog from the ground up. Entries, comments and other bits and pieces are now served from a mySQL database as opposed to the flat files I was using before hand, and all pages are dynamically generated rather than being built as flat HTML files. The design remains pretty much the same, but comments and pingbacks are now displayed on the same page as blog entries rather than having their own popup windows. I am also no longer restricted by the previous hosting’s bizzare limit on the size of POSTed form variables, leaving me free to write longer blog entries (and you free to write longer comments).

This is New Hosting by Simon Willison, posted on 9th September 2002.

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