On Thursday night I was having an email conversation with Takeshi Eto from DiscountASP.Net about the hosting of my blog. I’ve been hosting my blog with DiscountASP.Net for nearly five years and have been very, very happy with their service – always up to date often offering services faster than other hosters and very quick turn around of support tickets if ever I’ve had any issues – they also host the NEBytes site.
Well on Thursday I was asking about migrating my site onto IIS 8.0 hosting and enquiring when it would be available. Well during the same conversation Takeshi posted a blog post announcing the arrival of Windows Server 2012 hosting to their US data centre with the team also working to bring it to their European datacentre -http://blog.discountasp.net/windows-2012-hosting-arrives-in-us-data-center/. So the first thing I did was select the upgrade on my account and my site has now been migrated across to a new Windows Server 2012 platform and is running on IIS 8.0
I also took the opportunity to upgrade the underlying platform of my blog, BlogEngine.Net, to 18.104.22.168 after not having upgrade from 2.0. At the same time I’ve tinkered with the theme so I can present more content in my posts and I’ve also fixed a number of issues that I haven’t had time to investigate before now, for example my tweets are now displayed correctly in the bubbles above. I’ve got a couple rough edges to smooth down like the search page but everything else seems ok.