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AdeV

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We're moving again....
« on: June 02, 2015, 09:16:12 PM »
This is just a heads-up announcement. The hosting is due on the server in a couple of weeks, and since I've had more than a few problems with it over the past couple of years, I've decided to move onto a new host - Host4geeks.com is the one I've chosen, primarily because they offer "fanatical" support, without the "fanatical" price that someone like Rackspace charge....

Since I run more than just LEF on this server, and some of what I run is pretty mission critical, I'll be getting H4G to do a trial migration first; if all goes well with that, then the "real" migration will happen shortly afterwards.

In theory, no-one will even notice when the move takes place, it'll just happen at some point. However, I'm also planning to upgrade the forum software to SMF 2.x, which is more secure, has better features, and a more modern user interface. To give you an idea of what an SMF2 forum looks like, check out http://madmodder.net. If anyone has any compelling reasons why we shouldn't update, drop me a PM or reply to this thread, and we can discuss it.

I'll post a further update when I've got more news for you.

Cheers!
Ade.
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Re: We're moving again....
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 09:56:10 PM »
thanks for the heads up :)

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Re: We're moving again....
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 10:45:06 PM »
Hey that's a cool site Ade! Is that another of your sites, you are going to have a new member, kinda like The Home Shop Machinist in the US.
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Re: We're moving again....
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2015, 02:11:35 PM »
Hey that's a cool site Ade! Is that another of your sites, you are going to have a new member, kinda like The Home Shop Machinist in the US.

It's not one of mine, but I am a member there...

I set this one up & remain as "admin", don't have to do much though as I delegated all the real work :D http://www.modelenginemaker.com
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Re: We're moving again....
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2015, 05:20:31 PM »
It's pretty amazing that we haven't seen any spam or undesirable activity here.  Whatever you have been doing has worked well.

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Re: We're moving again....
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2015, 06:37:14 PM »
Ooooh, that's a cool site too!
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Re: We're moving again....
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2015, 02:04:28 AM »
It's pretty amazing that we haven't seen any spam or undesirable activity here.  Whatever you have been doing has worked well.

Quinn


That is thanks almost entirely to the efforts of "T19", who does sterling work only approving genuine new members.
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Re: We're moving again....
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2015, 07:09:30 AM »
Good job guys!  :)

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Re: We're moving again....
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2015, 02:28:18 AM »
just a query - seems real quiet here last 2 days. 

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Re: We're moving again....
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2015, 10:44:01 PM »
Done!

It'll take a few days before the DNS changes take full effect, so everyone's on a redirect for now. I'll have a crack at updating to SMf2.0 in the coming days, once I'm happy the migration will Just Work, then we'll switch over.

The new server is significantly more powerful than the old one; and, at the same time, about 4/5ths of the price; so all in all, it's worked out well.

We've actually ended up hosted by a company called linode - host4geeks weren't anything like as responsive enough. So, looking forward to the next chapter in LEF's history!
Cheers!
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Re: We're moving again....
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2015, 11:01:35 PM »
Thanks for putting in the time to keep us going!  :-*                           Leland
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Re: We're moving again....
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2015, 03:25:04 AM »
Thanks for the hard work Ade and team.  I think you'll be happy with linode, I've had no complaints with them.

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Re: We're moving again....
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2015, 02:26:36 AM »
Thanks Ade,
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Re: We're moving again....
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2015, 06:37:06 PM »
yep, another thanks from me.  I know how much of a PITA running a system is.

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Re: We're moving again....
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2015, 10:15:04 PM »
Hi Guys.

Ok , heres a dumb azz question, have we migrated to the new server yet? Just asking because my LEF link still works, would have figured i would have to log on to a new link.

Derek, and puter illiterate,lol.
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