geekstorage
geekstorage

Site updates, and new host

Grunch isn’t dead! I know I haven’t posted much new content lately, but i’ve been trying! Or at least thinking about it posting something!

I’ve written several articles within the past few months, but just haven’t completed and/or posted them. I’ll work on getting some written up AND POSTED this week. It’s just my head goes blank while writing them, ha.

So, there are several changes to the site lately. First, we got a new host and moved to a new server. I actually started writing an article about the hosts, but I suppose I can just scrap that article and include the info in here.

Our old host MDDHosting was way too slow with loading pages, and that’s something I really can’t stand. Grunch isn’t active enough yet to justify paying to a dedicated server or managed wordpress hosting solution, which can cost upwards for $30+ a month. Maybe some day.

geekstorage
geekstorage

The new host is GeekStorage. As you can see, the pages load much faster now, maybe not instant sometimes, but its good enough for now at least. What made me decide to use them was looking at current user reviews and their sites, along with the temporary 50% off for life coupon ( HT50OFF) deal that is currently going on for a limited time. I am very happy with them.

Disqus
Disqus

I have also switched the commenting system to Disqus. Prior to this change we were using the commenting system that came with Jetpack by wordpress, which was nice, but alot of people seem to use Disqus now, so to make the site more user friendly I have made this change. Like Jetpack, Disqus lets users login via facebook and other social networking services to post comments. I have imported all the old comments into the new Disqus system.

We need more content! If you are an up and coming writer and want to place to write about pretty much whatever, contact me! We don’t make money here yet, but maybe some day. You’ll have a platform for you to publish¬† your writings and opinions! Contact me if you’re interested. I plan on having a health, tech, gaming, lifestyle, etc all types of sections here, and the great thing is we run our selves, so we have no weird censor that many sites will have, besides the common sense illegal things.

Stay tuned! More updates coming soon.

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