Moving my Drupal sites into new server

Yesterday I moved my Drupal sites; Danetsoft and XPSDev into new server, previously I use U.S. based server and now I use Indonesia based server in Jakarta. It took me one day to moving all the data I have into new server.

Both server has phpMyAdmin since it using cPanel as site server administration, so just export and import the database and go, maybe the most consuming time is when moving the files. But All is in hand now, and I'm glad with the result (at least for now).

Let me know if you have any problems when accessing the sites.

MailChimp: Another Drupal newsletter solutions

Module are commonly used for newsletter solutions in Drupal is Simplenews, very cheap since Simplenews sending the email from your own server. But what if the number of subscribers reached more than 10.000 people? would be very aggravate your server if you sent it from your server.

In addition Simplenews module, there is also another excellent module like MailChimp. MailChimp module provides integration with the MailChimp email delivery service. But the free version is limited to 2000 subscribers and must not exceed 12.000 emails per month.

MailChimp is worth your consideration if you need a newsletter solutions that is different from Simplenews.

Work from home

Telecommuting is a work that workers gain flexibility in terms of place and time. Telecommuting can be done from anywhere, such as houses, cafes, or other locations. Like the motto often pronounced "work is something you do, not something you travel to".

Since the year 2009 I decided to work from home as a freelancer, and in 2010 I decided to accept the offer to work full-time at Danish IT company as a web developer, themer and web consultant, of course I still accept any freelance work through Danetsoft.

There are several main reason why I chose to work long-distance model (foreign companies):

  • Not limited by place and time.
  • Salaries are standardized with foreign IT workers.

For salaries, indeed in Indonesia is still far behind but if you want to become an entrepreneur can certainly be another outcome.