For those who don’t know how these things work, all websites, including my Boots & Gear site and this blog, require “hosting.” A web host places files that control what you see when you visit websites on its server(s).
The files include…
I am having significant problems with the company that hosts my main website, bootedman.com, and this blog. The hosting company, Hostgator, has really fallen down on the job. The back story is sad…
I am sorry that for about the last week, my website bootedman.com, its boot reviews and knowledgebase wiki and this blog were alternating between being “up” and visible, or parts of the website not being visible, the wiki was and was not working, or this blog disappearing and substituting with an error message about a PHP conflict.
My my my, what a nightmare.
You may not be aware that…
Sheesh… after spending about 100 hours recoding 822 pages of my website, I got the https:// secure service to work. Yay!
However, I ran into several problems, including–
I am always curious about who visits this blog. I have a small snippet of software that collects information about visitors (in a general but not specific sense) and provides interesting information.
Before implementation of the European GDPR privacy law, I used to see data on what keywords people were searching and I used those findings to develop posts for this blog. After all, if I knew what information people were searching, I could write about topics searched if the topic fit this blog’s primary focus.
However, that information is no longer provided due to implementation of this privacy law. Even though it applies only to Europe, its effects span the globe.
So now I can see…
If you have tried to visit my website and it behaves slowly or not at all, there is a reason.
After I posted a video on my Booted Harleydude Youtube Channel of a recent motorcycle ride, I discovered that there were 159 comments on a number of my videos pending review/approval for posting. Some comments were there for a year. Man, it’s been a long time since I reviewed video comments!
Somehow, the notifications for comment moderation that I requested to be sent to me when a comment was entered were not being sent (another “YouTube takeover by Google” catastrophe, but that’s another story).
I was disheartened, but not surprised, by the tone, most of which…
Yay! With some help from a new friend and plenty of patient persistence, I finally…
I try to keep up with changes in technology as they impact my website and this blog, but not being a techie, I get stumped and frustrated.
Two issues now have me vexed. 1) Installing an SSL certificate on this blog and my website, and 2) getting the new system of captcha (I’m not a robot) to work on my mail form.
More explanation follows…
Recently I posted that I would purchase SSL certificates and convert both this blog and my website to https:// more secure protocol.
I did that. The results…