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Delta
January 22, 2018, 01:33:39 pm by Delta
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The migration to our new server went almost without any issues (so far :P).

We had an issue with mail sending for around 18 hours, all registration emails should have been resent.
If not, simply contact us or request the registration email here: https://www.ugx-mods.com/forum/index.php?action=activate
 

New Server - Okay?! - So what exactly does that mean now?

We have now twice as much bandwidth which means a total of 500 Mbps.
Our server is also faster (better CPU) but thats not relevant to you.

In the end, the new server means faster downloads & better page loading times.


We also divided our sever into production and development.

Before our new server, our development tools (Jira, Confluence, ...) and our production websites (UGX-Mods Forum, ...) where hosted on the same server.
Now the forum and upcoming services will run on their own server, this ensures less performance impact when we do some busy dev stuff :)

We can ensure more redundant backups. We have in total three server now, so each (critical) backup is synced to two servers now.


The new server offered us a new fresh start.

I'm a hobbyist server administrator.
That means I didn't received any porfessional schooling or anything like that.
It's all based on carefull internet resarch, learning by doing and my technical interest in these things.

For UGX I do this now for over 5 years and a fresh start offered me to revisit best practice.
That helped us to migrate easily to a new database engine, a newer PHP version and also improved web server configuration.

The result is a faster and more secure system than before.

Speaking

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Delta
January 19, 2018, 04:20:17 pm by Delta
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Maintenance is done. Welcome on our new server :)
A followup announcement with more details will be available later


Upcoming Server Maintenance on 20th January 2018 at 11 pm UTC (https://time.is/de/UTC)

Expected downtime of the forum: under 1 hour
Please note that it might come to further issues after the maintenance, so please forgive us if the first 24 hours might be a bit slower or if there are errors.
The forum will be put into maintenance mode. - You won't be able to read or write.

We will update the status on Discord, Twitter and at https://status.ugx-mods.com/ following by an new announcement (with more information) once we are confident that the new server is fully running.

Jira and Confluence (our wiki) won't be affected by this.

Thats it so far :)
Delta
January 06, 2018, 02:50:18 am by Delta
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Hello members,

in order to improve your experience on UGX-Mods, we need to ask you some questions which will help us with decision making, prioritize tasks and to know our userbase better.

Simply visit the following google form and get started: https://goo.gl/forms/VrkUgNmihgCDuwXl2
(duration: under 10 minutes)
The survey will end mid February.

If you ever wanted to express your feedback, now is the time! :)

Thanks to all participants, we appreciate your spend time.

Also: We will upgrade our web server this month for sure, starting soon with the initial setup.

What does that mean for you?
  • Faster downloads
  • Faster page loading times
There will be a small downtime of the UGX-Mods Forum (~1 hour) which we will announce early with more information regarding the upgrade.

Thats it - have a great weekend! :)
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