- PyDS is good enough to let you change how you host your site and keep it just working.
I switched from pycs.net (thanks for all the good work!) to a static site hosted at my ISP.
Since PyDS simply generates a whole lot of static HTML, this worked pretty good!
I generate the site, and then upload using lftp. No fuss, again, it just works.
- Static hosting sucks.
On pycs.net I had referrer logs, stats, comments. The static template from PyDS doesn't have any of that, of course.
- You can work around the suckage.
No comments? Haloscan can host them for you.
No stats? statcounter can do them for you.
No spam-free mail webform? I haven't looked yet, but I bet it exists someplace :-)
- You learn stuff.
I now understand how PyDS's macros/templates/nuggets/uploadings work. I thought I did. Now I do.
For example, I like comments for longer articles. Before, I added the links by hand. Now I just hacked the templates and it's done automatically. I could have saved a few hours of my life if I had bothered to learn it.
- Switching your URL sucks.
Since noone knows where the hell my page is. Luckily soon clee will switch me at planetkde.org and things will start to flow again.
- Depending on free hosting's tech support is not a good idea.
I love pycs.net. I loved how it worked. Until it stopped working.
I have no right to whine, though, so I offered to help (got no response yet). Then I moved out.
Since moving is annoying, I will probably not be going back, even if I start loving it again :-(
I am getting and reposting all the comments, but then gain haloscan has a 4-month limit on the comments, so I will have to implement some sort of comment-archiving and closing mechanism.