Pun Salad has been hosted on the University of New Hampshire network for the past 3.5 years or so. Specifically, on the Linux workstation in my cubicle. That's been very convenient, not to mention inexpensive.
But the blog's URL has always been kind of ugly and painful. And, although blogging did not interfere with my day job (honest, boss!), the system's work usage sometimes impacted the blog's availability.
I plan to run the blog in parallel at both sites for a number
of days. But at some point, I'll just set up a redirect at UNH to
the new site. If you have bookmarks, feel free to update now.
Although I occasionally aimed some barbs at the free-speech
policies of universities generally, and sometimes UNH specifically,
UNH never made a single gripe about hosting my personal
blog on their network. This may mean that they were blissfully
unaware of it.
At UNH, Pun Salad had to remain strictly non-commercial. At the new
site, there might be some effort to offset web hosting fees.
Speaking of which:
Web hosting for punsalad.com is via Arias Web Hosting.
Their operation is smooth and quick and painless and professional.
They provide a Linux virtual host, including, for a little
extra hassle, shell access. I'm not sure if they're right
for everyone, but if you're a geek with modest needs, like me,
they seem to be a very good fit.