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We'rrrrrrre *ACTUALLY* baaaaack!
Posted: Posted July 7th
Edited July 7th by Xhin
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It's a long story:

  • Our old host notified me about a month ago that they were no longer offering hosting services, but if I replied back they could give me a free month of service with a different host.

  • I responded back.

  • However, they evidently didn't get that email, so yesterday they shut the entire server down.

  • I talked to them, and was able to get the files (I'm in the habit of backing them up anyway, but I wanted to get that extra day of posts if possible).

  • I found a new host and transferred everything over.

    Server problems

  • I decided to go with a later version of ubuntu rather than the centOS we've been using for the last 10 years. I like working with ubuntu/debian a lot better. It'll be a whole hell of a lot easier to fix server problems now.

  • I first tried just reinstalling our stack and loading our old config files, however this just wasn't working at all.

  • I then tried to switch over to apache temporarily and load our old apache config files, but those weren't working either

  • After trying some other things, I decided to just uninstall everything and reinstall our stack from scratch. Spent most of the day doing that and fixing things.

  • There were several problems -- PHP and MySQL are very different from the very old version we had on the old server -- some of the site's core functions were deprecated or altered and I had to patch things up and change a lot of configuration. Additionally, today is my birthday so I've been pretty busy IRL.

    I've tested everything major and it all seems to be working, however if you spot something, let me know and I'll fix it.

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    UPDATE

  • GTX0 is no longer read-only. Apparently the default settings for mysql 5.7 are very weird and the fix I did only fixed things temporarily. However it's now fixed more permanently.

    If you guys see any other issues, let me know.

  • Posted July 7th by Xhin
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    Xhin
    Sky's the limit

    *flashes back to 2008*

    Posted July 7th by Vandy
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    Thank you.

    Posted July 7th by Cruinn-Annuin
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    Nice

    Posted July 8th by S.o.h.
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    S.o.h.
     

    Beautiful

    Posted July 8th by Black Yoshi
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    One little issue: when I try to load the site on mobile, I get a "Welcome to nginx" page.

    Posted July 8th by Black Yoshi
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    That makes two of us! You're back, I'm back, America is back. ... What could be better!?

    Belated Birthday wishes! Happy Birthday, Xhin.

    Edited July 8th by The Fly
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    One little issue: when I try to load the site on mobile, I get a "Welcome to nginx" page.


    That's evidently an issue with http not turning into https correctly. Fixed!

    Posted July 8th by Xhin
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    Xhin
    Sky's the limit

    Still getting the nginx page Nevermind, was a problem with the bookmark itself.

    Edited July 8th by Black Yoshi
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    One little issue: when I try to load the site on mobile, I get a "Welcome to nginx" page.


    I didn’t have any trouble reading or searching the site on my phone.
    I hardly ever post or reply or edit from my phone; and I haven’t done so since the 4th inclusive.



    Posted July 8th by chiarizio
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    *flashes back to 2008*




    Posted July 8th by Fox Forever
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