Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20

Thread: Welcome Back! (Hosting Changes)

  1. #1
    Moderator bikehikeskifish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    5,734

    Welcome Back! (Hosting Changes)

    Hello Members and Guests!

    www.vftt.org 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.

    Tim
    Bike, Hike, Ski, Sleep. Eat, Fish, Repeat.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Mohamed Ellozy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Brookline, MA
    Posts
    2,230
    Many thanks for your work managing this site!!!!

  3. #3
    Senior Member TJsName's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    'Springtime' on the Carters (Tamworth, NH)
    Posts
    2,074
    Thanks, Tim! Your efforts are appreciated!
    | 64.5% W48: 19/48
    Trail Adopter of the Guinea Pond Trail

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Gorham NH
    Posts
    6,224
    Thanks for keeping it running (and familiar for as long as you can)

  5. #5
    Moderator bikehikeskifish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    5,734
    I can confirm email notifications are being sent.

    Tim
    Bike, Hike, Ski, Sleep. Eat, Fish, Repeat.

  6. #6
    Senior Member DayTrip's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Woodstock, CT
    Posts
    2,767
    It is much faster! Well done....
    NH 48 4k: 48/48; NH W48k: 48/48; ME 4k: 2/14; VT 4k: 1/5; ADK 46: 6/46; Cat 3.5k 10/35

  7. #7
    Senior Member skiguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Center Conway, NH
    Posts
    2,600
    Thanks for the upgrade and your effort doing so. Seems to be running well.
    "I'm getting up and going to work everyday and I am stoked. That does not suck!"__Shane McConkey

  8. #8
    Senior Member wardsgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Somewhere in NH
    Posts
    720
    Thanks for keeping us informed!
    AMC Adopt-A-Trail Program Region Leader Emeritus: Pemigewasset 1993-2005 Southern Presidentials 2005-2017
    Trail Adopter: Webster Cliff Trail

  9. #9
    Moderator Peakbagr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Near the Adirondack Blue Line
    Posts
    3,762
    Thanks, Tim, the guy behind the curtain.
    "The fact that going off the deep end appears
    to be a requisite to doing anything of consequence
    in this life has not escaped me." Jim Harrison

  10. #10
    Senior Member Grey J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Chattanooga TN
    Posts
    471
    Thanks for doing this. I love VFTT.
    "I am a pilgrim and a stranger"

  11. #11
    Senior Member TEO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    779
    Thank you, Tim!

  12. #12
    Senior Member ChrisB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Beginning and End
    Posts
    863
    Quote Originally Posted by TEO View Post
    Thank you, Tim!
    From me as well. Snappy response now that DNS is saturated!
    Nobody told me there'd be days like these
    Strange days indeed -- most peculiar, mama
    .

  13. #13
    Senior Member TJsName's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    'Springtime' on the Carters (Tamworth, NH)
    Posts
    2,074
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisB View Post
    From me as well. Snappy response now that DNS is saturated!
    Agreed. No longer do I have to wait a couple of seconds to discover the typos I can't seem to notice while typing, but are glaringly obvious after posting.
    | 64.5% W48: 19/48
    Trail Adopter of the Guinea Pond Trail

  14. #14
    Senior Member MikePS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Merrimac MA
    Posts
    224
    Thank you, your work is greatly appreciated, I love this site and all I learn from it !

  15. #15
    Senior Member TCD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    1,888
    Thanks, Tim!

Similar Threads

  1. Hosting Status / Site Availability
    By bikehikeskifish in forum Site Help
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-25-2015, 05:37 PM
  2. type of hosting
    By Journey On in forum Site Help
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-17-2009, 12:38 PM
  3. Photo hosting services, hosted image quality ?
    By Chip in forum General Backcountry
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-15-2005, 02:50 PM
  4. i'm back!
    By dale spring in forum Q&A - New England
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-04-2004, 02:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •