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Forum move COMPLETED!

Post by Perturbee » 09 Oct 2014, 16:22

Hi,

The move has been completed!
(Which was rather obvious if you visited this post.) :lol:

There are two new things: A small plumbob icon (like the Sims have) and a custom error page when you try to visit a non-existing page.
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Re: [IMPORTANT!] Forum downtime / move

Post by Dana Anderson-James » 10 Oct 2014, 02:48

Perturbee wrote:Hi,

The forum will be moved to another server during the first few days of next week:
Afternoon GMT on the 13th of October until possibly as late as the 15th of October.
I've chosen these dates to ensure a move during a time without any Sims Freeplay events or updates.

This means that you will be unable to access the forum during the move and might get a 404 error (page not found) or the page which states that the forum is being moved. It is possible that you do see the forum, but you will be unable to post anything. (This all depends on which state of the move the forum is in.)

As soon as the move is completed AND the new IP address (location) is known to your provider/DNS server (which can take up to 48 hours) you'll be able to use the forum again.

The URL (readable address) of the forum will remain the same and everything will be moved to the new server. Your bookmarks, posts and everything else will NOT change!

So you can use http://simsfp.perturbee.net as usual after the move!
May I ask, what is causing this move? Anyways, thanks a lot for the forum.
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Re: [IMPORTANT!] Forum downtime / move

Post by ErinPW » 10 Oct 2014, 07:32

Thanks for the info, Cathy!
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Re: [IMPORTANT!] Forum downtime / move

Post by Perturbee » 10 Oct 2014, 07:35

Dana Anderson-James wrote:May I ask, what is causing this move? Anyways, thanks a lot for the forum.
The main reason is the cost of the server which will increase (again) at the end of the year. There are other reasons too, one of them is poor support when things go wrong (like in May when the forum was almost unreachable for a few days). They're now owned by a firm based in Hong Kong and their support moved along. They can mostly be reached during their business hours, which is really bad for a hosting company. There is sometimes a 24/7 contact person with barely enough technical knowledge, and their English is limited to pidgin English. (Maybe even Google translated).

Considering that we'll likely be having a Halloween quest update, probably some other quest a few weeks later and probably another "12 days to Christmas" quest to follow, I thought this would be the best time to move.
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Re: Forum move COMPLETED!

Post by Perturbee » 13 Oct 2014, 12:33

Everything has been checked and tested, but if you do encounter a problem, please let me know!

To see the new error-page visit something like this
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Re: Forum move COMPLETED!

Post by ErinPW » 13 Oct 2014, 17:59

The picture-thing is cool 8-)
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Re: Forum move COMPLETED!

Post by Microdot » 13 Oct 2014, 18:01

:lol: :lol:
I like the new error page.
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Re: Forum move COMPLETED!

Post by bloodcool » 15 Oct 2014, 01:44

Microdot wrote::lol: :lol:
I like the new error page.
With this thread, the picture is going to be the most downloaded file from this forum... :lol:
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