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Viajablog Galego: new server and a brief history of the blog

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What did Viajablog look like in early 2007?

Over time, the blog won contributors, David Y Avistu, make up the current group of four editors who bring our experience after a few laps around the world with the backpack on the back. Today we have in the archives of Viajablog with a total of six trips lasting more than six months and that fills us with pride and gives us strength to continue with the work of spreading that necessary virus so that people open your mind, jump off the couch and embark on a unique journey in your life: to know the world around you without ties for a while.

The Blog began in 2005 through the well-known free platform of Blogger It offers the relax of forgetting hostings, accommodations, caches and others as it runs under Google's servers and offers open source so you can touch and retouch as you wish. That helped me to enter the world of design, html, css and so on. Blogger eventually fell short and we opted in mid-2008 to move to WordPress under your own domain installed on Dreamhost servers.

The Viajablog pint sometime in 2008

During our stage for Dreamhost we have suffered more pain than glory. We have had continuous server crashes and working with support we have never known how to find the solution. In all their answers they told us that we had the problem and at no time did they worry about looking at exactly what was wrong with the server. Almost all plugins installed in WordPress have been removed, different templates have been used, all types of caches have been configured to test, the page has been minimized using CSS sprites, combining scripts in a single file, thus improving its speed to reach Page Seed results at 96% levels and, even so, we were still having problems. For some reason still incomprehensible the server fell every day at two in the afternoon and had to restart it to make it work again.

The purpose of Viajablog is to tell our experiences in order to share open information with our readers and in turn engage in conversation with them. This is demonstrated by the more than 2,578 articles and 6,380 comments until today and the positive response we receive from communication agencies and tourist offices to collaborate regularly. We have other jobs that give us for rent and food, the hours we spend on Viajablog are to enjoy creating travel content and not to spend hours chopping code or reaching computer extremes that move away from the initial purpose of the blog. I was tired of fighting with the supporters and I finally concluded that Viajablog had grown large and we needed a space according to the current characteristics to continue growing in the future.

The way Viajablog looked at some point in 2009

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