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    Website issues

    Hello All,

    Currently as you know we have issues on the site, these have taken some time to fix, least I hope they are now?

    The first one was the original site I bought some 5 years ago when the Supersite went offline was due to expire so had to be moved to our current supplier, that meant the site was going to be down for some 48hrs whilst the names, and server's etc were moved over. no problem.....

    I then found out that all the e-mails that we use with xxxx@stratosec.com would no longer work so would have to be re-created, I will get to the rest of the committee when I know its all working.

    Then I'm told we need to upgrade the site for safety reasons to the latest version of vbBulletin we own, that's when the issues became larger.


    The main issue in a nutshell was, we have become to big for the current SQL Database and this needed to be upgraded, along with the version of PHP. (None of it makes any sense I know) the PHP is easy and I can do that.
    The issue is with the SQL Database, the old one is now so large I cannot upload it to the new DB except by learning how to script it, and I have never done any of that, its like a foreign language and that takes time to learn.

    Well with a crash course, Crash being the word, I have now moved us to a new Database running the latest stable version of PHP.

    It might mean the site runs that bit faster as well, and hopefully no down time for a bit!

    So Sorry for the delay but we had no choice in the matter, it had to be done.

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    Re: Website issues

    Thanks....but I have no idea what you are talking about! SQL PHP

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    Like I said "(None of it makes any sense I know)" but to some it might, and I'm just telling you all in case anyone was interested...

    I'l take the thanks though Tom...lol

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    Re: Website issues

    Hi Ian - it's at times like these that us mere mortals really appreciate all that you do behind the scenes for us!!

    Thanks for sorting it all out.

    Guy

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    Re: Website issues

    Thank you and well done Ian, whatever it was you've done!

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    Re: Website issues

    Cheers Ian

    .......................... not too sure about your new avatar tho' !!!!!!!!!!!..........LOL

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    Cheers Ian, never realised how often I visited the site until it was down

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    Re: Website issues

    All this electrickery stuff, abracadabra.........., well done Ian, all so us mere mortals can stay in touch

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    Re: Website issues

    Quote Originally Posted by tomsredstratos View Post
    Thanks....but I have no idea what you are talking about! SQL PHP
    Tom, you'll be telling me you don't know what server side script is next?

    They tried to teach me this stuff at York College, but to be honest, not a lot of it got into my head, and none of it stayed there.
    'Something to do with 'old dogs' etc.?

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    Thanks very much for taking the time Ian.

    A couple of days off-line isn't such a hardship.

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