I’ve decided to take on a very complicated project in order to eliminate some early headaches and prepare for greater growth in the future. Over the past several years, I’ve been happy with using relatively inexpensive monthly hosting for all of my websites, my forum, and my business directory. Things have gone well, but lately as my forum continues to experience decent growth, I’ve been receiving a number of server error messages that indicate that my shared server space may be smaller than what my current needs demand.
So, I’ve purchased a virtual private server and now the challenge is moving my domains and databases to the new server while maintaining full functionality and greatest possible uptime for each of my independent sites.
Fortunately, I’ve got a brother who is much more proficient at this stuff than I am and it’s a lesson in outsourcing those things that, though interesting, suck up productive time that you can spend on growing your business and performing tasks that expand your reach and make you money. As much as I’m intrigued by the process and curious about the background mechanics, it’s much more effective if I turn this project over to an expert and wait for the magic to happen. As I always say: Optimize Time, Maximize Profit.