Adieu, SiteGround!

Friday evening is as good a time as any to migrate your websites. The time had come to move away from SiteGround after being with them for four years.

After inventorizing my websites I decided to delete most of them. Most of those website were never updated and some only had only one or two blog post. At most, some had ten posts written over a few years.

Even during those last moments, SiteGround had to remind me of why I left them for another hosting provider. My SSL certificates for one of the websites stopped working. Their Billing page reminded me of the fact that prices had increased by a hundred euros two years ago and were due for another price increase of 30%. All of that for pretty mediocre hosting.

The kicker was that I couldn’t find out how to cancel my services. It took a Google search to find a blog post, where someone explained how to cancel your plan. That blog post was outdated, however, but at least it pointed me in the right direction.

A bunch of websites got axed tonight, but that’s a good thing. Reducing the amount of clutter in my “Projects” folder has been something I have been trying to do for a long time. This was the perfect opportunity to achieve that. Thank you for that, Siteground!

Most of the websites that I deleted weren’t being used because there wasn’t much to say. I don’t know what I was thinking when I was creating multiple blogs for “Personal projects” when I wasn’t really working on anything.

Hopefully, I will have some more writing material in the near future. Somewhere next month I’ll be officially employed again, and I am looking forward to sharing some of my adventures with you. Since I was last really active, I went through a career change. Rare are the days that I touch a WordPress or Joomla website. Instead I am building small applications in Laravel, and my employer is having me “reinvent” myself as an “ethical hacker”, security specialist or whatever I’m supposed to call it. That means I have a lot of studying to do and new topics to discover, and that means you’ll all get to suffer as I start writing about the new things I learn because I enjoy writing about the things I’m currently working on the most.

If anything, cleaning up a bunch of sites and moving this blog means I’ll be a little more active on this thing again. Unless I’m not.