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    Well the time has come again to upgrade our dedicated servers kicking them up a notch with storage, power and performance. This next upgrade should hold us for awhile. And we'll be integrating the e-store directly into the website. Currently we have two servers - one for website and one for e-store.
    Changes include:
    E-store integration directly into the website.
    Faster and easier checkout with more tools for customers purchasing our products.
    Faster loading website pages during peak load times.
    More advanced firewall.
    New and improved Affiliate program offering a variety of tools.
    Live chat (a bit later).
    More regular Newsletters.
    And we'll have many added behind the scenes administrative benefits.
    Future options under consideration would be free panorama hosting for our customers.

    We'll be doing all this over the next 2-3 weeks so some delays of service with website and forum may be experienced and we test the waters with the migration. The e-store website integration will be a challenge. We will keep the current e-store up until all products are moved over to the website (est 1-2 months). Those that have made purchases in the past will eventually need to create new e-store accounts to manage and track orders.
    The forum should remain intact without visible notice of change.
    We'll be doing much as possible behind the scenes but we ask for your patience in the event you experience a hiccup or see our website down for maintenance.

    Thank you
    Bill

    PS - sorry for the typos in email notice - sometimes I just need to slow down and take the time to smell the roses


  • #2
    Re: Server Upgrade

    Hello Bill,

    Lets hope all goes well and that there are no nigthmares involved in the coming period.
    Success,

    Wim

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    • #3
      Re: Server Upgrade

      Originally posted by Wim.Koornneef View Post
      Hello Bill,
      Lets hope all goes well and that there are no nigthmares involved in the coming period.
      Success,
      Wim
      yes - for sure. I'll grit my teeth, chew my nails and lose a bit of sleep until the processes have been completed.
      But I do feel positive it will be seamless.
      thx
      Bill

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      • #4
        Re: Server Upgrade

        Originally posted by Bill Bailey View Post
        yes - for sure. I'll grit my teeth, chew my nails and lose a bit of sleep until the processes have been completed.
        But I do feel positive it will be seamless.
        Good luck with that, I know as technician that sometimes it can go expected and move quickly from a seamless move to a nightmare, so I hope it'll go fine

        By the way what software will you be using for new store ?

        Vinc?®n
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        • #5
          Re: Server Upgrade

          Originally posted by Vinc?®n View Post
          Good luck with that, I know as technician that sometimes it can go expected and move quickly from a seamless move to a nightmare, so I hope it'll go fine
          By the way what software will you be using for new store ?
          Vinc?®n
          It's some open Linux based open source software - the name escapes me at the moment as we've looked at about all of them. It'll be much better all around as we can customize the configuration. thx Bill

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          • #6
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            All the best from me as well. I keep my fingers crossed that everything goes through as you like it.

            Hope at the end we can see a big smile on your face.

            And thx for telling us about it, also for your mail.

            Success Heinz

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            • #7
              Re: Server Upgrade

              OK - The countdown has begun and we will be flipping the switch from old server to new server at "6pm Phoenix time". This generally takes up to 72hrs to fully propagate globally and we're hoping the transition will run seamlessly. Some visitors however may see the website up and down during the transition. And the forum could be affected so if you see a recent post disappear please just re-post. Also there may be email glitches as well during the weekend and we ask folks to resend any emails if not answered by Monday pm.

              We're looking forward to running everything from our new Super Fast Quad-Core XL High Performance Server. With dedicated 100 Mbps port speed this is 10 times faster than older server so hang on!

              Bill Bailey

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              • #8
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                I keep my fingers crossed Bill

                Heinz

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                • #9
                  Re: Server Upgrade

                  Originally posted by Bill Bailey View Post
                  OK - The countdown has begun and we will be flipping the switch from old server to new server at "6pm Phoenix time". This generally takes up to 72hrs to fully propagate globally and we're hoping the transition will run seamlessly. Some visitors however may see the website up and down during the transition. And the forum could be affected so if you see a recent post disappear please just re-post. Also there may be email glitches as well during the weekend and we ask folks to resend any emails if not answered by Monday pm.
                  We're looking forward to running everything from our new Super Fast Quad-Core XL High Performance Server. With dedicated 100 Mbps port speed this is 10 times faster than older server so hang on!
                  Good luck stop breathing till it's finished , long week-end perhaps :-\
                  French Nodal Ninja Distributor
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                  • #10
                    Re: Server Upgrade

                    At least we have a new employee (Derek) who now takes care of our Web/IT stuff lessening my worries a bit
                    thx
                    Bill

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                    • #11
                      Re: Server Upgrade

                      Originally posted by Bill Bailey View Post
                      At least we have a new employee (Derek) who now takes care of our Web/IT stuff lessening my worries a bit
                      Poor Derek, he'll have a long week-end
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                      • #12
                        Re: Server Upgrade - switch flipped

                        We have ignition - switch is flipped!

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                        • #13
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                          DONE! Systems are all green here in the US and the world should follow very shortly.

                          Bad news:
                          Minor glitches Derek worked out with the custom PHP and looks like we only lost about 2-4 posts - sorry.

                          Good news:
                          We can get some sleep tonight.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by Bill Bailey View Post
                            DONE! Systems are all green here in the US and the world should follow very shortly.
                            Bad news:
                            Minor glitches Derek worked out with the custom PHP and looks like we only lost about 2-4 posts - sorry.
                            Good news:
                            We can get some sleep tonight.
                            Cool, great news Here shop is not yet back online (google DNS still gives old adress !).

                            Enjoy the rest
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                            • #15
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                              Just noticed a little bug here, my name is displayed as "Vinc?®n" and no more as "Vincèn" and no way to change that back

                              Thanks,

                              Vincèn
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