More site updates

Alrighty, my gallery is up and powered by the wonderful Gallery2. It’s different from Coppermine, but being updated frequently. Coppermine’s development seems to have stalled. In any case, I’m have a little bit of trouble customizing it, but I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it in no time. Meanwhile, I’ve got a fresh Drupal installation up and running. I can tell the differences right away between my current webhosts and my old & evil webhosts (Awardspace). Even though I’d paid nearly $60 as a paid user, I believe I have received substandard service. From my ftp failing on me to not having helpful technicians, I think I will be better off in the future. Here are some things I love about Jumpline already:

  1. I can make backups of my account. This is awesome and a biggie for me.
  2. It’s a virtual dedicated hosting service which means I am sort of running in a sandbox with ‘root’ privileges, but insulated from causing harm to other people’s services even though we’re all installed on the same box.
  3. Even though I have a small 2GB harddrive space, I find that doing memory intensive things on the server are a snap compared to the constant php memory being exhausted nearly all the time with Awardspace.

I could go on and on, but I’m only on the 4th day with Jumpline. That’s all for now and here’s wishing my parents a safe flight!!