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A brief trip to server land

June 6, 2010

Update: As of August 2017, this site is no longer managed with Drupal. It is instead a static HTML/CSS site updated by hand. The reasons for this are explained in About this site. Drupal is still a very cool tool, just overkill for my present purposes.

My site was up and running as soon as I used the one-click Drupal installer at bluehost. But I couldn't stop myself from "opening the hood" and poking around to see how it was done.

So I had the provider enable SSH access to the host server, and logged in. I had several things I wanted to accomplish:

Painful though it was, I'm glad I figured out how all these pieces fit together. Now I'm confident I can recover the site content and fix any problems that might arise.

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