We are still in that touch and go period of propagation from changing hosting providers. Actually I was amazed because I propagated and changed over to the new server within 30 minutes and judging by the hits many others have too.
I got to say that this hosting company is so much better. Originally I was on GoDaddy and their support was awful and we kept getting times where the page would take 20 seconds to load. That was just unacceptable (true a part of that was the enormous growth we have been experiencing lately). This company, Lypha, offered an unbelievable package and their support has been great.
While investigating new hosting companies, I was a little distraught by some of the things I read about Lypha. I deal with servers on a regular basis so the technical end is right up my alley. The thing is that I set them up for people and hosting companies is not something I generally have to deal with. Well everything negative I read about Lypha has been proven wrong. I wonder at times how many of those reviews are actually the competition going out and trying a smear campaign because a company like Lypha is offering something they can't.
Now onto the future plans for IntoxiNation. Actually most of this is not future plans, but rather some things I wanted to do all along but couldn't because of the limitations of the old hosting provider.
SUBSCRIBE TO THREADS
- Include an option for all subscribers to subscribe to the comments on a thread. What this will do is email you with a notice when someone replies to a thread you are interested in.
MORE OPTIONS FOR DAILY NEWSLETTER
- I want to offer a robust daily news letter to all my readers. I like the feedblitz newsletter but would rather have something more customizable. I also want to be able to section off the newsletter so that blog entries are separate from headline entries. Also included will be the choice of a daily or weekly newsletter and the options of receiving them in HTML or Plain Text format.
MOVE INTOXINATION FUNHOUSE
- For my old viewers, you know what this is and I still have it. IntoxiNation Funhouse is a collection of Flash games I have written (including the popular Bush Cannon). Now that I am getting more people to help out with running the blog, I will be able to spend time on finishing up some other games I have been working on. I hope to have the newly redesigned Funhouse moved over to this server sometime in the next week. It is a great way to pass the time on a slow news day.
There are of course other things that are backburner items right now. Those will be introduced in the future. We are still in the process of tweaking and modifying everything behind the scenes to make the site load and operate as smoothly as possible.
Thanks for your continued reading of our site and we are looking forward to a great future on Intoxination.net