As you have probably noticed, there haven't been many new Spotlights or features on our site for the past several months. Sadly, it is not the way we had hoped to celebrate our 10th Anniversary of GreatAdventureHistory.com.
Our major hold up has been the migration of our site to a new more powerful and robust hosting service that will best accommodate our site. According to our provider GoDaddy, because of the amount of files and data we have coupled with its traffic volume, we need a "business-level" hosting package which also comes with a 400% annual increase in cost. While we aren't excited about the extra cost, there is no way we would let that stop us from having this site. And yes, it will remain ad-free because I hate those things!
GoDaddy received payment for the new plan back in June and so far it has taken them over two months to attempt to migrate to our new server and I honestly doubt we are any further along than we were in June. To say their support has been pathetic would be an understatement. You would think upgrading servers would be something they could do with their eyes closed.
In any case, we have been in contact with them constantly - I know GAcoaster is tired of talking to them and getting the run around as much as I am hearing their excuses and false promises. It is something which we expect to have resolved shortly otherwise GoDaddy may be "GoneDaddy" if we decide to pursue a new host. In the end and once migrated, our forums and galleries will take on a new upgraded look. We have plenty of cool things waiting in the wings to add to GAH to make it even more interesting, informative, and entertaining.