As I wander the circle of life, I am a constant learner

Web Services Black Ops Movie List
Web Services Black Ops Movie List

I have this quote from the great basketball coach of the UCLA Bruins, John Wooden in my personal email signature.

It is what you learn after you think that you know it all that matters.
                                                                            ~John Wooden

Today I am wandering past another milepost in my life of learning. I am teaching myself how to create web applications using ASP.net Razor Pages. I started my computer programming trek way back in the last century with Microsoft’s Visual Basic. I have journeyed through the land of Dot Net Nuke C# development. I have played in the park of PHP and MySQL. Now I am finally back completing the circle with the latest version of Microsoft’s development tools.

If you want to check out what I have been building head on over to the Web Services Black Ops Movies website. The site is up as of June 9, 2019, at 7:00 PM. If you want to help testing it feel free to add a movie title to the list. This simple site is the result of me following the well documented ASP.NET Core tutorial that Microsoft has on their website.

What I really like about the way Microsoft has evolved is that a lot of their focus in the last few years has been directed towards the developer community. I have an account on the Azure portal. In the past, I have worked in data centers managing servers of all types. Having access to a cloud data center where I can spin up a Linux server or a Windows SQL server in a few minutes is amazing. The web application that I just developed is running in the Azure cloud as an application service. I did not have to put it on a server. I did not have to create a database server. All of the computing resources are supplied and managed by the Azure portal. All I had to do was create my web application, configure database services and load my data using Visual Studio Community edition from my computer. Visual Studio Community is a free software development tool that is free. Microsoft used to only sell a very expensive version of this software that only ran on Windows. Now Visual Studio comes in several versions that are free and it runs on a Mac and Linux based computers.

I really like learning new stuff. I had plenty of time this weekend to stay out of the rain and take a break from my outdoor projects and sit at home and nerd out.

SiteGround GoGeek Upgrade

My SiteGround Account

The Migration

This weekend I started migrating all pf my websites on my SiteGround to my wormley.org GoGeek account. I moved one of my two GoBig accounts to a GoGeek account last weekend. I originally had a lot of StartUp accounts for all of my domains several years ago. This consolidation of ten domains and about 20 web sites that I maintain on one server has been bugging me for about a year. I finally decided in 2019 to go ahead and do it.

I was nervous about moving my three WordPress multi-sites to a new web-server. I got SiteGound support to move zaramyth.net under the one free website migration offer. My other multi-site, pokemongoblog.org, I moved myself. I had to change the domain because it was using a sub-domain pokemongo.zaramyth.net and it would not work on the new server. I had a different domain for this site, but let it go. now the new domain name is working just fine.

One the advantages of consolidating all of my web properties onto one server is that I am saving money on SSL certificates. Paying for one wildcard certificate on one server and using Lets Encrypt for all of the websites on the same server saves the cost of getting a SSL certificate for each website.

I have been using SiteGround for web hosting since January 29, 2007. Tomorrow I will have been with SiteGround for 12 years. I cannot remember why I left my previous host, but I am sure it was based on price.

Anyway this is just a little write up on my migration to one hosting server. It will make my web development life a little easier.

List of some of the web sites on my GoGeek server

  • wormley.org
  • flintrivertrails.org
  • lonnie.wormley.org
  • cyclethunder.wormley.org
  • dev.wormley.org
  • sfar.wormley.org
  • launi.graphics
  • zaramyth.net
  • zam.zaramyth.net
  • eastoftexasbarbecue.com
  • ijusteatrealfood.com
  • thecreativechihuahua.com