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:
- I can make backups of my account. This is awesome and a biggie for me.
- 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.
- 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!!