New Host

Sinosplice is now on a new server. I took long-time commenter Pketh‘s suggestion and went with Surpass Hosting. Thanks Pketh, their hosting package is really incredible. I hope the speed will be comparable to my last host’s, but even if it’s a little slower, I’m still getting way more space and other features for less money.

It seems like the DNS entries have just about finished switching over, but I think my e-mails are being delayed. If you e-mailed me in the past 48 hours and I haven’t responded, you might want to wait another 24 hours and resend it. I’ll try to get all that straightened out ASAP.

Due to the way DNS entries propagate, yesterday I could view my site on the new server all day at work, but when I got home I was still viewing it on the old server! I knew because of the comments. The good part about that is that I was able to easily save the new comments for my last entry that were posted in the DNS switchover period. I’ll put them back up when I get home.

A big thanks also to Wilson for doing the actual data transfer for me from San Francisco. I couldn’t do it myself because my FTP connection with Webmasters was completely unusable.

So here’s hoping that everything returns to smooth normality soon…


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. According to Wilson, Pketh left a comment, but I never saw it. Very strange.

  2. I wonder about webmasters. Adam was telling me my page was taking a long time to load in Tianjin. But it’s working great here in India.

  3. Ya, I did leave a comment and now it’s gone .. weirdness

    Basically, I just said congrats and glad I could help

  4. A few days ago I made an entry about the 30th anniversary at my college, and now, it’s not on my site. I went to republish it, but now I can’t even do that. Yesterday, it was on my site again, but now, it’s not there anymore. I don’t know what is going on. Any ideas, contact me please.

  5. Hi John,

    If you can, I would love to get your opinion on your new ISP. (Speed, convenience, etc…) Since I also use, I wouldn’t be adverse to changing my ISP so my friends in China could easier see my blog.



  6. John,

    It’s still early to say, but it seems good so far. I did have a short period last night when I couldn’t access my site, but I’m not sure if that had something to do with the DNS propagation or what…

  7. sweetpotato Says: June 19, 2004 at 11:59 pm

    Hi, John,

    It always a pleasure to read your posts.Good job.

    Have you had any plan of updating the interface of your web? For instance, highlight the texts on left&right side, so they are more easy-to-read; redefine the font of your posts so they are more appealing and unique; and make the navigation easy-to-use,blablabla…

    It has been a long time that I came up with such a question. Sorry that I pour out today.Hope I did not offend you.

    All the best.

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