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Thread: Welcome Back! (Hosting Changes)

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    Senior Member blacknblue's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikehikeskifish View Post
    Hello Members and Guests! has been migrated to a newer, cheaper, and faster hosting company, located much closer to the majority of you. As such, it should be noticeably faster. (A2 Hosting, if you are curious, in Michigan)

    I have also upgraded it to the final version of the software (vBulletin) available at version 4 (4.2.5) - there are no future versions, patches, or security updates - vBulletin 4 is end-of-life. This upgrade allows us to run PHP 7.2, which is fairly new, and still supported, and still receiving security updates.

    I am planning to move off vBulletin and on to Xenforo, as a managed service. This will put all the management of the OS, PHP, Software, and Database under control of the hosting company so I don't have to

    (DNS) Changes will take a little while to propagate around the internet, but if you are reading this, then you are seeing the new site!

    I will make sure email / notifications are working shortly.

    Pretty much didn't understand a thing you said.

    BUT, thank you for the work you put in to keep the site running smoothly. (That much I do understand.)
    "People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have, for example, freedom of thought; instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation."
    --Soren Kierkegaard, 1838

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    Senior Member dug's Avatar
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    Best part of an upgrade is when nobody knows it happened. Well done Tim.

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    Senior Member sierra's Avatar
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    New hampshire
    I didn't understand any of that, lol, but thanks for what you do.

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    Senior Member B the Hiker's Avatar
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    Middlefield, CT
    Thank you!

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    Senior Member DougPaul's Avatar
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    Bedford, MA; Avatar: eggs anyone?
    Thanks Tim!

    Keeping a website going is a big job.


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