After much thought, I am switching over to TextDrive for my websites. The facilities at TextDrive are simply fabulous - from top-notch hardware to software such as Subversion, Ruby on Rails, and Python CGI; and best of all, an excellent bunch of hard-working guys there along with a vibrant community. Of course all this comes at a cost ;) but it's worth it.
I also upgraded my blog to WordPress 1.5. It is running on PHP5. Woohoo! :) The only thing I'm missing is my old theme which didn't work well when I upgraded to WP1.5, so I had to ditch it. After going through the themes gallery, I picked the award-winning Connections theme and modified it to my liking.
The time gap between my signing up with TextDrive to moving my blog to over there, upgrading to WP1.5, doing customizations and switching DNS addresses to the new location was all done in flat 16 hours!
On a different note, I want to convey my special thanks to Dr Mutha of AIPPG.com who provided my (free) hosting till now :) If you write good articles and in need of a good host, then take a look at AIPPG's Free Hosting details and contact Dr Mutha. Please be prudent in your writing *.
Also, I'll be moving byteofpython.info to TextDrive soon but I want to actually use Python for that website. So, I'm starting off by reading PyWebOff, although I have a strong recommendation of Nevow by Sridhar.
I'd be grateful if I can get some pointers to actual websites using any of these plethora of tools.
* I am not affiliated with AIPPG nor with Dr Mutha. I am just a happy user of their services. Please contact them directly for any communication.