Sunday, February 21, 2010

Upcoming Server Maintenance

I have recently been informed of some impending changes to how I post to this blog and how it will be hosted. Google will soon discontinue support for FTP blog publishing, requiring me to migrate this site to a new server.

In a recent email, Google's Blogger team wrote:
"Last May, we discussed a number of challenges facing Blogger users who relied on FTP to publish their blogs. FTP remains a significant drain on our ability to improve Blogger: only .5% of active blogs are published via FTP — yet the percentage of our engineering resources devoted to supporting FTP vastly exceeds that. On top of this, critical infrastructure that our FTP support relies on at Google will soon become unavailable, which would require that we completely rewrite the code that handles our FTP processing.

For that reason, we are announcing today that we will no longer support FTP publishing in Blogger after March 26, 2010. We realize that this will not necessarily be welcome news for some users, and we are committed to making the transition as seamless as possible."

This transfer should be seamless to you, our readers, however, I wanted to give you notice of the transfer in the event that something goes wrong and service is temporarily disrupted. The change should happen sometime during the next few weeks and I will let you all know when the migration has been completed successfully.

-Alan

5 comments:

Felicity Mozdzen said...

I've been working for an sql server support and these things do happen. It's beyond anyone's control. The most important thing is that, you never miss to roll-out updates.

Darla Lopez said...

We are in an it support perth industry and I agree on never missing out on rolling-out updates. It happens to serve people better, after all.

Jean Raizel Gonzales said...

My brother works on a web design in Perth WA, with problems like these, perhaps he can give us a little help...

Kiley Pritchett said...

I leave the rolling of updates to the virtual assistant service. It's pretty nifty having someone to do it for you so that you can focus more on fixing the problem.

Elen Asmara said...

I can understand why they need to do that. Improving user experience is important so users should be happy for that unless there will be some damages that they cannot be tolerated.