It seems sad in some ways to leave the 1and1 Dual Unlimited hosting account I have been working with for the past years. Yet, the problems with 1and1 hosting have been mounting and I am very excited about the future with DigitalOcean VPS cloud hosting. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a VPS cloud server with 512MB of RAM and 20GB of disk space. Digital Ocean has just switched to SSD drives and I am getting full root access to my server at $5.00 per month with 1TB transfer. I even found a $20.00 coupon so I have the first 4 months free! This post will be updated as I make the switch from 1and1 to DigitalOcean.
So my latest project has been to upgrade my own website from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 2.5. The jUpgrade component did a great job of moving everything over, but it made a mess of my links. Here is what I did to fix it.