The migration to our new server went almost without any issues (so far ).
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/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.