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New hosting!

Post by wermy » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:18 am

Hey everyone!

tldr: Forums should be faster and more stable now. :D

I've got us moved to some better hosting with more resources, so the forums should be much snappier and more stable. We're also running the latest version of phpbb (the software that runs the forums), so you'll notice some nice little features here and there like being able to use emoji keyboard characters in posts: 💩

The only thing we lost in the migration/upgrade was the mentions forum extension we were using. As it turns out, that extension was a major source of memory issues, which was (I think) causing a lot of the forum errors in the first place. So, mentions won't work for the time being, but there is a new (presumably better) mention plugin being worked on that I'll keep an eye on and incorporate it when it's ready. You can still quote someone or send them a PM if you need them to see something.

If you're seeing some weird behavior after the switch, try clearing your browser cache. I (and a few other members already) saw some weirdness like every popup menu being open until I did a hard-refresh of the page. If you run into any other issues, please let me know!
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Re: New hosting!

Post by vizigr0u » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:15 am

Congrats on the new hosting!
I noticed 2 issues :
the code tag doesn't look like it takes my new lines

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and also pop-up menus seem to be open by defaults :
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Re: New hosting!

Post by vizigr0u » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:17 am

Nevermind my previous message everything worked after I refreshed my cache :)

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Re: New hosting!

Post by abrugsch » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:46 am

yeah I'm seeing the every popup bug. glad a hard refresh will cure it.. also seeing mangled icons on the buttons in the post editor. hopefully the refresh will cure that too ;) edit: it did!

Great work though. server migrations are never easy or as plain sailing as you'd hope!

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Re: New hosting!

Post by Lphillimore » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:11 am

Agree that this is working perfectly!

Very responsive.

Nice one. :mrgreen:

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Re: New hosting!

Post by drafterITA » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:37 am

If you don't know how to perform a refresh of the page, this is a super simple and 100% accurate way, with Chrome:
press F12
the developer menu opens, go to the tab Network
check the option Disable Cache
refresh the page (the main forum homepage for example)

go back to the menu and uncheck the option if you wish so :) (cache will be used then)

thanks for the upgrade wermy! :)
Cheers! :D
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Re: New hosting!

Post by abrugsch » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:19 pm

For a hard reload on a phone, put this in the addressbar when on the site:

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 javascript:location.reload(true) 

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Re: New hosting!

Post by moosepr » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:52 pm

ctrl+F5 worked for me on my lappy :)

i must say, this new hosting is speedy!!!
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Re: New hosting!

Post by Ganreizu » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:03 pm

Good stuff, this is way better than before

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Re: New hosting!

Post by czabel » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:57 am

Seems great wermy, thanks!

I still don't see the option for changing the amount of posts per page though... Is that something that can be added? Only reading 10 posts before having to load the next page is a bit frustrating.

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