New hosting setup finally finished...

I recently transferred my website hosting from GoDaddy to SiteGround.  For some reason, however, the servers with the new host had problems reading the html/css coding I had written for my site.  The GoDaddy servers had no such problems.  Due to this, I had to redo the site, which took me several days to do because of the number of pages my site has.    The site is finally finished and I must say I think I like the looks better than what the original was.  If you're interested in visiting, you can click on this link...Sharry's Place Photography

Moving my site...

For years, I used GoDaddy as host for my website, Sharry's Place.  Over the last few months I realized that I was getting unwanted links/coding added to my site, which I found out one day by simply googling my site.  I then paid GoDaddy a steep price for a 2-month package for web security in order to prevent the unwanted items.  The hosting price itself I had no complaints with; it was the fact that after figuring the monthly hosting cost with the website security package added, I was paying over $30 a month just for hosting & security.  Plus, I didn't have a SSL certificate, which was considered an extra charge.

After much thought and research, I decided to switch host providers.  Don't get me wrong, I really do like GoDaddy, they are my go-to for purchasing domains.  A lady I took graphic design classes from has her site hosted with SiteGround and she highly recommended them.  I was very pleased to learn that a SSL certificate was included in the package and the price was a lot less than what I was currently paying.  So, I took the plunge and moved my hosting package and paid for the first full year.  That wasn't much above what I was paying for a 2-month web security package at GoDaddy and that didn't include the hosting package.

The only thing that bothered me after I switched hosts was my site menu wouldn't work.  The coding I was using would enable a dropdown list when you hovered your mouse over the links, but it wouldn't work with SiteGround.  When I contacted them, I was told it had something to do with the javascript used.  I was surprised by this since I had had no problem with it before.  I've spent the last few days redoing my site...I wanted it to look very similar to what I had been using but just redoing the menu.  I am very much a novice when it comes to html and css coding, but I did quite a bit of playing around and googling codes until I was able to get a menu that would work without using javascript.  

Both GoDaddy and SiteGround are great and easy to use.  I do recommend that if you are looking for a place to host your site and/or blog...do your research.  I'm sure there are other host providers out there that are just as good; you just need to find the one that provides what you personally need.

Grand Opening...

For those of you who are looking for graphic tees, why not visit The Purple Gnome Studio.  They offer apparel with sublimation designs, which is a special type of ink that is heat pressed at a high temperature onto a shirt.  

The Purple Gnome Studio will be uploading new designs as often as possible, so feel free to visit them often to see what they have to offer.

Update...

I haven't kept this blog up-to-date for awhile, but that is going to change.  I will no longer be using Word Press for my Sharry's Place, so if you come across that blog, it will not be used any more.   I have 2 other blogs on Blogger.com and I find it more convenient if all 3 are together.

This particular blog will be dedicated mainly to my photography hobby and everything connected to that.  Nanny's Chaos (which is my newest blog) will be focused my home based businesses...A Family Affair Boutique and The Purple Gnome Studio (which hasn't gone live yet).  

Please bear with me as I switch things up a bit and I hope you will visit us often.
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