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Switching Host to Media Temple

Finally, I’m done with migrating my website to Media Temple. The experience at Lunarpages was great until they suspended my account after it was using up too much resources. I needed a new plan, hence I decided to give Media Temple a try after hearing all the hype about it in the design industry. Currently I’m on their Grid-Service plan ($20/month), which is a big improvement over the previous shared server plan. If you plan to sign up, don’t miss the fabulous 15% off discount code: Kirupa07, when you are filling the order.

Server upgrading this week

You may have noticed my website is down for 2 days. The technical side sent me an email that my server was overloaded and I need to upgrade to support the heavy traffic. At the mean time, I’m planning to move to a new host. So just hang on there for a few days. Here is a list of things you can do if you are feeling bored:

  1. Read my latest tutorial on creating a cool water ripple effect at Vectortuts
  2. Subscribe to my RSS so that you won’t miss any interesting tutorials or tips coming out once I finish upgrading my server
  3. Download my free tutorial on seamless tiles before I start charging for it
  4. Cast a vote in my poll
  5. Give me ideas how to improve my blog
  6. Link to my website if you like it

iStockdiary is Now Open for Advertising

iStockdiary is now open for advertising for 125×125 banners on my website. For interested advertisers, hurry up and buy the ad space at an affordable price of $50/month. Grab this irresistible offer now!

6 months of iStockdiary

After 6 months of hard work on working on my website, I’m finally getting a PageRank for my website! And it’s a PageRank of 4 which I think is quite good for a start. My current Alexa Rank is 414,513 and I’m working hard to hit the 100,00 mark by end of year. Thanks for everyone who has been linking to my blog and being supportive for my illustrator tutorials.  If you have been enjoying my blog, do help spread the blog by giving a link or spreading to your friends.  Thanks!

Start Digging!

I have just added a nice digg button on my blog. If you find my tutorials and posts useful, pls help spread it by digging it. Your every dig means a lot to this website. Thanks.