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16 Jul 2019 04:30 #139540 by rodw
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The host is DreamHost, the OS is Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS, I'm not sure what VPS or CDN mean? Can you elaborate a bit? It's on a Droplet whatever that is...

JT


VPS = Virtual Private Server (which you are not) - You own box on the internet or slice of a big one.
CDN = Content Distribution Network (eg Cloudflare) - Don't think it is relevant

Where speed is important (eg ecommerce, theCDN serves the graphical content in a seamless way so if I access a server in New York, the images might be served from a Cloudflare CDN cache in Sydney. Cloudflare went down recently and it affected Google and Facebook....

Is the server scaleable? I wonder if with the extra traffic that the server hits a limit that triggers the creation of another droplet? Perhaps this might cause a delay. Should be escalated with Digital Ocean.
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16 Jul 2019 17:15 #139585 by BigJohnT
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I've opened a ticket with Digital Open so we'll see what they say.

I've only seen one droplet when I check in each day.

JT
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16 Jul 2019 22:36 #139626 by Grotius
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Jt,

Please investegate the following forum style : php.
It's free. And it has all we need. It can block ip's, bot's, and much more.

files.staticfsr.org/files/images/PhpBB3%20Topics%20List.jpeg

I have an idea for Tommy or JT.

Make a second test server.
Make a backup of this forum.
Load the backup in a new linuxcnc php forum to test.

When succeeded and satisfied, launch it.
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16 Jul 2019 22:41 #139629 by tommylight
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Installing PHPBB on a local server = 2 hours max with one hand bussy sipping coffe.
Installing PHPBB on a remote server 15 minutes to 2 days, pulling hair out with one hand.
Moving a big database, never ever without issues !
Call it extencive experience or PTSD, you choose ! :)
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16 Jul 2019 23:14 - 16 Jul 2019 23:29 #139637 by Grotius
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@Tommy,

I can do a remote server php forum installation quite quick. It's much more easyer than a linux home build server.
That course took me 3 day's. But i learned a lot about it from a to z.

The home build server takes me more time. And the power consuming over the year is expensiver than hiring a remote server.

Moving a big database, never ever without issues !
Therefor test it on a server. You know i can make a translation tool quite quick if needed.

I would go for it. Test it and report issues by mail !

p.s this was my forum years ago technologieforum.forumatic.com/
At that time, free hosting without file upload. But it was very nice.

The forum was for house warming and efficient energy supply...
I see an old article over me with Peter vd Berg. I am on the right on the picture. (ps. this is not a php example..)
www.mha-net.org/visit-with-peter-van-den-berg-part-ii/

That time i made the a wood stove with perfect exhaust diagram's. But i won't do this again. I prefer to see the world first.
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16 Jul 2019 23:41 #139640 by rodw
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unless there were existing conversion scripts, I think it would be hard to import all of the historic posts.

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16 Jul 2019 23:52 #139645 by BigJohnT
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unless there were existing conversion scripts, I think it would be hard to import all of the historic posts.


Yep to convert from kunena to phpbb would require quite a bit of work and we still don't know if it is a problem in the droplet or not.

JT

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16 Jul 2019 23:56 - 16 Jul 2019 23:58 #139647 by Grotius
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In my opinion it would be nice to have a php forum. We must go with the time.

For example where can i reach the forum admin by mail?

This is no problem when using php...

I think it would be hard to import all of the historic posts.
If this would be an issue we can make a lib for that.
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