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Migration of SLO Bytes Web Site to New Host
« on: July 08, 2019, 03:09:36 PM »
Hello All,
Today, I signed up with NameCheap.com to host the SLO Bytes web site.  The migration will take place in the next few days.
With the move away from hosting by GoDaddy.com, I may have to recreate the SLO Bytes Bulletin Board.  Whether the current bulletin board survives the move or not, it will still be accessed at the same URL.

I have backed up some of the content of the bulletin board but not all.  I suggest that users save locally any posts that they find relevant in order to have that information regardless of the success of the SLO Bytes Bulletin Board move.

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Re: Migration of SLO Bytes Web Site to New Host
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 09:20:57 AM »
Hello All,
Today, I completed the migration of the SLO Bytes web site from GoDaddy to NameCheap.
NameCheap mirrored the existing site so that I could determine if everything worked.  It did, including this bulletin board.
Over the next 72 hours, I expect the migration to be complete. 
At that point, I expect to see https in the url instead of http.

If you are a registered SLO Bytes Bulletin Board user and encounter problems with the recreated bulletin board, please post details here.  If you can't post, e-mail me at ralph@rsutter.com

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Re: Migration of SLO Bytes Web Site to New Host
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 09:11:55 PM »
Ralph,
Congratulations on getting the BB successfully moved!
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Re: Migration of SLO Bytes Web Site to New Host
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2019, 02:10:34 PM »
Hello All,
I successfully updated SMF, the software that runs the SLO Bytes Bulletin Board, to the latest version.  On previous occasions, with a different web host, attempts to do this resulted in losing the bulletin board. 
I also adjusted the location of certain configuration files for which I had been receiving warnings that the path to them was incorrect.
I also purchased an SSL certificate.  Once installed, it should remove the Not secure warning that currently shows up in the address window of Chrome and other browsers.
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Re: Migration of SLO Bytes Web Site to New Host
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2019, 03:48:20 PM »
Hello All,
the SLO Bytes web site now displays https in the address bar of browsers that visit it.  The setup will be really easy if I ever do it again.  That was not the case in the initial configuration.
Fortunately, NameCheap Chat walked me through the difficulties that I encountered.

NOTE to users of the SLO Bytes Bulletin Board
Please let me know if you notice odd website behavior.
You can either post your observations here or e-mail me at ralph@rsutter.com

Ralph Sutter

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Re: Migration of SLO Bytes Web Site to New Host
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2019, 10:59:58 PM »
The BB is working fine as far as I can determine.