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We're On The Move - Again!
« on: March 02, 2014, 12:17:52 AM »
Following problems with our current hosts that have culminated in the loss of one domain name (and hopefully not a second!!!) a decision has been taken by Suzy & Caroline to move everything. Following a limited behind-the-scenes test with a new hosting provider, we’re off to GoDaddy.com – why? Well the price difference isn’t too bad. In the past their customised control panel was an issue for us, especially when I was trying to move someone’s domain name, although a lot of water has passed under the bridge in the last nine or so years. In addition, they now use the same propriety tools (cPanel or Plesk) we are used to.

You will be able to read more on the Here To There Publishing Ltd blog , but we are aware this will need to be moved in  due course too. We have another blog setup at http://www.heretotheregroup.com/movingblog which will be used as a mirror of the move posts on http://www.heretotherepublishing.com/blog .

 

Dundeeareabusforum.com will be moving – and upgrading – local stock and barrel at the same time. An upgrade had become necessary after some features intermittently stopped. Also, the SMF support for the older 1.x.x versions is due to be phased out at some stage in the medium term. All these bugs and needs would have needed fixing. The Forum will need to go down and be “locked” for a short time, so we can transfer the live database.  We plan that the DABF downtime will start on Friday 14th March 2014, after 18.00 GMT.

 

Angliaandthamesvalleybusforum.com – no major changes to happen, as they’ve already been done. In the meantime though, the Forum will need to go down and be “locked” for a short time, so we can transfer the live database.

 

As part of this move, once each individual domain name starts/stops working i.e. is transferred, you may notice no or blank pages from an hour to a day or so (times down to the DNS propagation at your Internet provider). We are working in the background to minimise this happening as much as we can, but a few hours is inevitable. It may be worthwhile refreshing the webpage you have, every hour or so.

 

Should you be unable to reach an Admin using a relevant domain name address, then please try using pusskins4mouse AT gmail DOT com . Do bear in mind that email addresses will be setup once again, when with the new hosts, so mail may still bounce for a few hours after the web is fully operational.

 

So far the first handful are with the new host, but the name servers remain pointing at the old pages, for now, but this will all change in time.

 

This will not affect the BABUS website and boards, which are hosted on another server with another provider (at their request).

 

We thank you for your patience during the forthcoming necessary pain. So far the first chunk of admin has gone well, even if Suzy’s head is spinning from all the authority codes and the rest!

 

Kind regards,

Suzy Scott & Caroline Mathieson
Directors, Here To There Publishing Ltd.

On behalf of Anglia & Thames Valley Bus Forum, Dundee Area Bus Forum Admin teams, and other websites too!

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Re: We're On The Move - Again!
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 09:33:01 PM »
OK people....

The Forum is likely to be taken out of service this Friday, after 1700 hours GMT - that's Friday 14th March 2014 after 17.00 UK time.

Sorry this is slightly less than 48 hours, but not by much.

Please follow the H2T Web Moving Blog at http://www.heretotheregroup.com/movingblog where updates will be posted throughout the event. You can also find H2T on Facebook, again the updates will be cross-posted.

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Re: We're On The Move - Again!
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 10:33:17 AM »
Web Move Update Friday 14th March 2014 – 10.30



 Just a quick line to remind you all that Dundee Area Bus Forum is going down at 17,00 tonight, to shift to the new web servers. Anglia & Thames Valley Bus Forum is also to go down at saome stage, so please assume from the same time.

Anything you want to print off for the weekend, do so now J

These two web servers will be moving to our new web host.

 

You can find more at H2T on Facebook, the H2T Blog which is now at heretotherepublishing.com/blog or at the dedicated web move blog http://www.heretotheregroup.com/movingblog

 

On behalf of both Admin and Moving teams on both, I thank you for your patience for this necessary evil!
Kind regards,
Suzy

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Re: We're On The Move - Again!
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2014, 09:30:02 PM »
Web move update Friday 14th March at 21.25

DABF files now all downloaded

DABF files now being re-uploaded

We are looking at 12.00 (Saturday 15th) tomorrow now for the ATVBF move - please feel free to use in the meantime. A few tweaks to the DABF new server thereafter.

Massive thanks to Sam Wickham for his help!

 

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Re: We're On The Move - Again!
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2014, 05:57:56 PM »
OK - Sam will take this site down at 18.00 tonight. Will keep you all updated over o the blogs.

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Re: We're On The Move - Again!
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 11:50:22 AM »
Sunday 11.45
The Forum has been reopened this morning. Many attachments and avatars are still uploading, and that will continue in the coming hours. Gallery is off for now, but will be back in due course. Thanks again  to Sam for his help!