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#1 OFFLINE   Scot

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 03:49 AM

We successfully migrated to a new web host. I'm sure there'll be lots of tweaks to come and little problems; there always are.

It's too soon to draw hard conclusions, but so far I've really been enjoying my interactions with the new webhost. Their customer service is superb. And we have a lot more bandwidth, storage and performance than we did before. What's more, I have a lot more control over the site and how it functions. What I'm seeing as I write this (in the wee hours of the morning) is windows and pages snapping open almost as if they were struck by a hammer. Hope that keeps up.

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Edited by Scot, 31 July 2015 - 10:54 AM.
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Posted 12 July 2015 - 09:24 AM

:blissysmile: Excellent!  Thank you, Scot.  I was beginning to suffer serious SNF withdrawal symptoms.
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Posted 12 July 2015 - 09:28 AM

Thanks Scot!!! Glad to see one of my first stopping places on the WWW back in business. :clap:
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Posted 12 July 2015 - 01:29 PM

/me checks in good to see the site back up. :)

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 01:55 PM

Awesome!!! So glad it went well and working well!
Now if I can get some good antibiotics that work this time, maybe I will be feeling better! This will be going into third week!
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#6 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 05:42 PM

Thank you, Scot!!!



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Posted 12 July 2015 - 05:58 PM

looks like it is working now
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Posted 12 July 2015 - 06:38 PM

Hey, great, we're back.  Thanks to everyone whose hard work got SNLF back online!
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Posted 12 July 2015 - 07:02 PM

View PostLilBambi, on 12 July 2015 - 01:55 PM, said:

Awesome!!! So glad it went well and working well!
Now if I can get some good antibiotics that work this time, maybe I will be feeling better! This will be going into third week!
Sorry you're still feeling sick.
Hope you get better quickly.

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 10:10 PM

View PostLilBambi, on 12 July 2015 - 01:55 PM, said:

Awesome!!! So glad it went well and working well!
Now if I can get some good antibiotics that work this time, maybe I will be feeling better! This will be going into third week!
Hope you feel better Fran. :flowers:
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Posted 13 July 2015 - 12:25 AM

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 03:20 AM

Hello,

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 08:28 AM

View Postamenditman, on 12 July 2015 - 07:02 PM, said:

View PostLilBambi, on 12 July 2015 - 01:55 PM, said:

Awesome!!! So glad it went well and working well!
Now if I can get some good antibiotics that work this time, maybe I will be feeling better! This will be going into third week!
Sorry you're still feeling sick.
Hope you get better quickly.

Ditto. :breakfast:

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 09:08 AM

Scot;
Just out of curiosity, what webhost did you choose?
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Posted 13 July 2015 - 09:48 AM

Two of my online friends are still getting the page,,,,
"Pardon us while we make a temporary transition. Scot's Newsletter Forums will be back shortly." etc....

At first we thought it might be a cache problem, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

Is there anything about the new host, or any changes to the forum software, that could be affecting some users?
BTW: Both are using Windows 7.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 11:14 AM

I'm one of Pete!'s online friends. He kept saying he could see the site and I couldn't.
I'm not sure what the problem is/was. I could not bring up the site in Palemoon, FF or IE 11.
I finally googled and got in that way.
Yay, I can see!!! :bounce:
Thanks Pete and a Huge THANKS to Scot for deciding to keep the site running.
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Posted 13 July 2015 - 06:09 PM

View Postlewmur, on 13 July 2015 - 09:08 AM, said:

Scot;
Just out of curiosity, what webhost did you choose?
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[size=4]vtel57@ericsbane06~:$ ping -c1 forums.scotsnewsletter.com[/size]
PING forums.scotsnewsletter.com (104.193.108.157) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 104.193.108.157: icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=44.5 ms

--- forums.scotsnewsletter.com ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 1 received, 0% packet loss, time 0ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 44.525/44.525/44.525/0.000 ms
vtel57@ericsbane06~:$ whois 104.193.108.157

#
# ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use
# available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html
#
# If you see inaccuracies in the results, please report at
# http://www.arin.net/public/whoisinaccuracy/index.xhtml
#


#
# The following results may also be obtained via:
# http://whois.arin.net/rest/nets;q=104.193.108.157?showDetails=true&showARIN=false&showNonArinTopLevelNet=false&ext=netref2
#

NetRange:	   104.193.108.0 - 104.193.111.255
CIDR:		   104.193.108.0/22
NetName:		PRIVATE-13
NetHandle:	  NET-104-193-108-0-1
Parent:		 NET104 (NET-104-0-0-0-0)
NetType:		Direct Allocation
OriginAS:	   
Organization:   PrivateSystems Networks (KNOWN-1)
RegDate:		2014-09-18
Updated:		2014-09-18
Ref:			http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-104-193-108-0-1


OrgName:		PrivateSystems Networks
OrgId:		  KNOWN-1
Address:		1379 Dilworthtown Crossing
Address:		Suite 214
City:		   West Chester
StateProv:	  PA
PostalCode:	 19382
Country:		US
RegDate:		2008-01-04
Updated:		2012-07-27
Ref:			http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/KNOWN-1


OrgTechHandle: NOC2915-ARIN
OrgTechName:   Network Operations Center
OrgTechPhone:  +1-866-332-9894 
OrgTechEmail:  noc@privatesystems.net
OrgTechRef:	http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/NOC2915-ARIN

OrgNOCHandle: NOC2915-ARIN
OrgNOCName:   Network Operations Center
OrgNOCPhone:  +1-866-332-9894 
OrgNOCEmail:  noc@privatesystems.net
OrgNOCRef:	http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/NOC2915-ARIN

OrgAbuseHandle: PNA44-ARIN
OrgAbuseName:   PrivateSystems Networks Abuse
OrgAbusePhone:  +1-866-332-9894 
OrgAbuseEmail:  abuse@privatesystems.net
OrgAbuseRef:	http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/PNA44-ARIN


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Answer: KnownHost --> https://www.knownhost.com/

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 06:31 PM

Thank you Scott,
This site has grown on me in the last while.
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Posted 17 July 2015 - 03:07 AM

Sooooo happy to see the site back up. Scot, thanks so much for having it!
Scot's has become one of my online homes, it's an important part of my
life these days- and I've made some good friends here. A lot of interesting
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Posted 17 July 2015 - 05:29 PM

O Goody!  We are back up and Bruno-ing again. Thank you good Sir.
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Posted 26 July 2015 - 01:06 PM

I soooo missed everyone here! Thank you {{{{{{{{{Scot}}}}}}}}.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:40 AM

Pete:

View PostPete!, on 13 July 2015 - 09:48 AM, said:

Two of my online friends are still getting the page,,,,
"Pardon us while we make a temporary transition. Scot's Newsletter Forums will be back shortly." etc....

At first we thought it might be a cache problem, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

Is there anything about the new host, or any changes to the forum software, that could be affecting some users?
BTW: Both are using Windows 7.

Did this problem resolve itself for your other friend too?

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:50 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 13 July 2015 - 06:09 PM, said:

View Postlewmur, on 13 July 2015 - 09:08 AM, said:

Scot;
Just out of curiosity, what webhost did you choose?
Lew

>snip<

Answer: KnownHost --> https://www.knownhost.com/

Yes, that's correct.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 01:27 PM

View PostScot, on 31 July 2015 - 10:40 AM, said:

Pete:

View PostPete!, on 13 July 2015 - 09:48 AM, said:

Two of my online friends are still getting the page,,,,
"Pardon us while we make a temporary transition. Scot's Newsletter Forums will be back shortly." etc....

At first we thought it might be a cache problem, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

Is there anything about the new host, or any changes to the forum software, that could be affecting some users?
BTW: Both are using Windows 7.

Did this problem resolve itself for your other friend too?

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Yes, within a few hours of my post.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 02:52 PM

View PostPete!, on 31 July 2015 - 01:27 PM, said:

Yes, within a few hours of my post.

Yeah, it can take up to 72 hours for the entire Internet to properly be pointed at a new server after a domain name server change. So it's dependent upon your ISP and backbone carriers that serve your ISP. I had the opposite experience. I'm on Verizon, and where I'm located changed to the new IP in less than 10 minutes. But on previous domain changes, I've sweated through two or more days. I'm glad it was a temporary problem.

If you do a ping test of the domain name (the person who has access, that is), you get the IP address of the new server. People whose ISP's routing tables haven't been updated yet can use that IP address temporarily to get through to the new server, like this:

http://192.168.1.123/

Note: this works reliably with dedicated IP addresses; some web hosts use shared IP addresses. Scot's Newsletter Forums has a dedicated IP with this host.

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