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Moving ompf2 to a new host

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:00 am
by jbikker
Hi all,

For the past couple of years, ompf2 was kindly hosted on the servers of the NHTV university of applied sciences, even after I moved to a different university. About a year ago, we had to disable outgoing email for the board, as it was generating spam. This effectively means that new users can no longer register. The spam problem is caused by running an old version of PHPBB (3.1.9), but sadly updating on the NHTV servers is not really an option.

Considering the developments in ray tracing, this is an undesirable situation. This morning I therefore signed up for professional hosting, installed PHPBB 3.2.5 and initiated the transfer of the ompf2.com domain. Right now this transfer is in progress. As soon as this has been completed, the ompf2.com database will be backuped on the old server and restored on the new one. This should be painless, but it is a move from one version to another, so there may be complications.

Once we're up and running on the new server, emailing will be enabled and we shoulld be able to welcome new visitors.

Also: I'm now on twitter. :) @j_bikker .

- Jacco.

Re: Moving ompf2 to a new host

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:09 pm
by friedlinguini
Thanks for this, Jacco, and for all of your other hard work on the forum!

Re: Moving ompf2 to a new host

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:29 pm
by dr_eck
+1, and more if I could! Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Re: Moving ompf2 to a new host

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:52 pm
by beason
Thanks and followed!

Re: Moving ompf2 to a new host

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:39 am
by jbikker
Quick update:
For some reason we are still on the old host. I am investigating what went wrong; the promised 5 days have passed.

Re: Moving ompf2 to a new host

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:01 am
by jbikker
Another quick update:

The previous registrar blocked the move without providing a reason. This has been resolved yesterday; "Instra Corporation" acknowledged the request and will carry it out on March 24. That's on a Sunday; I plan to move the website on Monday 25.

- Jacco.