The new website should be up and running (I hope) by Sunday evening although it will take time for the DNS to propagate.
Rather than a hosting environment I went with a virtual server running Centos which I am quite familiar with. This way, SBF has a dedicated IP and I was able to set up the web server and database server exactly how I wanted it.
There will be a long-overdue change to SSL security which means https instead of http. I am pretty sure that the rewrite rule I configured will allow existing bookmarks to work (as well as links within posts).
This entire blog has been migrated. I should be able to integrate a year of disqus comments.
There will be
blood bugs. Some things can only be fixed with a live server.