Forum & hosting upgrade complete

Suggestion you might have for new links for my CERN portal page or suggestions for the forum
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Forum & hosting upgrade complete

Post by Xymox » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:42 am

Its been hellish. But its all done. The portal and forum are now on new hosting. The forum is now running phpbb 3.2 on PHP 7.1 using MySQLi. Ive enabled Memchche for MySQLi and PHP. We are using gzip and mod_deflate to also improve performance. Its all running on a In Motion Hosting VPS 2000 server. http://www.inmotionhosting.com/vps-hosting

Thats all pretty state of the art. For now.

We have 4 backup methods also keeping the data secure in case of any issues.

We have gained proper email services and so the forum now sends out new registration and topic alerts from a lhcportal email address.

We have a new style/theme as default and new ones to choose from in your account settings if you want.

The newest forum software has new features https://www.phpbb.com/about/launch/

With all this might come some issues. I will leave this post up globally for a week and if anyone sees any issues let me know.

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Post by Xymox » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:00 am

The forum is very zippy :)

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Post by Xymox » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:56 am

There... Ok.. NOW im done... hahahah.. A few last things.. and a complete backup of the server and forum.

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Re: Forum & hosting upgrade complete

Post by DCWhitworth » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:49 pm

Hardly understood a word of that, clearly my IT knowledge is no longer state of the art :o

But thanks and well done :clap:
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Re: Forum & hosting upgrade complete

Post by Xymox » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:32 pm

I didn't understand a word of that when i began this 10 days back.. Now I have nightmares.

What worries me now is what weird bugs all this new stuff might have.

I do like the zippy factor. Its nice and fast now. It *should* be able to handle almost any amount of traffic, should that need arise with, say, another birdy bomber incident making the news.

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