Hooked On Golf Blog Server Migration This Weekend – Wish Me Luck

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, July 27th, 2012
Categories: MiscellaneousSite News

Wish me luck.  I’m migrating the site to a new and bigger dedicated server.   It is about growth and having room to grow.  The new server has NINE times the processing power as the old one and twice the storage space.  There are many dozens of back end features which blow the doors off the old one as well.

Big Deal

Moving a simple small web site is not too much trouble.  But this blog has over 4000 posts, a large golf image gallery with 18,671 images, thousands of comments and such.  It is going to take quite a bit of work to move the site over to a new setup and make sure it all works.  When it does, things should fly here.   It is sort of like upgrading from persimmon woods to today’s 460cc titanium metals.

This is a move in the right direction, allowing for speed and storage space for the future as the site grows.

Victory Ranch ClubNew Gallery

Perhaps the biggest PITA is the image gallery.  Unfortunately the new server is so new that the old gallery software is incompatible.  I’m in the midst of migrating all 18,671 photos from the old gallery to the new.  It has been going since 8:45am (it is now 5:21pm).  The new gallery will be nice yes, but I’m very worried that many of the linked images and links to galleries in my posts will go bad.  There are thousands of them.  If that happens, articles like course reviews or golf equipment reviews may end up with broken images.  I hope to figure that out.


Be patient this weekend.  HOG may be intermittent and may actually go down for a while.  When you see that happening you’ll know I’ve got my golf web geek cap on and I’m slaving away transferring files, databases and reconfiguring code to work with the new server.

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