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.