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Another Server Upgrade!?! (kinda forced)
29th Jul, 2022 at 3:38am
 
So, what was this downtime all about..?

Well, to my bad luck the provider noticed that ptcbox.me was causing excessive usage to its hosting server lately and decided to suspend my whole hosting package, taking down more than 25 customer sites and emails all at once..  Feeling beat up

Funny thing is they had sent me an email after suspending it, only my registered email was also hosted on that server, so I did not receive the notification. Thankfully a friend of mine that has his site hosted on my server as well informed me that something was not alright and I got in touch the provider support to re-grant me access in order to fix the issues.

At least they replied quickly and unblocked my access, so I got everything else up and running except ptcbox.me. The timing was so bad that I had to deliver a big project this week and my timeline was already overflowing (I need to deliver that tomorrow).

So, the quickest solution was to move ptcbox.me to another server I manage, this time on a VPS which means we are no longer on a shared server without limitations, apart from the hardware itself.

And unfortunately this also didn't go that smooth because the forum technology is rather old and took a lot of fixing and tweaking to get it to function "properly". I still haven't got the admin panel to work, so it's not 100% back up and running but I'll figure it out, soon.

If you notice anything out of place or malfunctioning please let me know and I'll try to fix it probably during the weekend.
The tech specs of the new server are the following:
  • 4 CPU Cores
  • 8GB Ram
  • 50 GB super fast NVMe storage
  • 32TB of traffic
  • EU Datacenter
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Unlimited domains - subdomains
  • Cyberpanel Admin
  • OpenLiteSpeed Server

I hope you won't face any big issues.. sorry for any weird phrasing on this post.. It's 3:30 am and I've worked around the clock since yesterday morning. Since the forum is online, I'm dropping dead for a couple of hours now... Phew

Take care guys, and sorry for the fuss! Smiley

Edited:
Turns out you will face some issues... Something gets messed up with file permissions causing some posts to not open.
I'll try to sort it out during the following days as well..
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Reply #1 - 29th Jul, 2022 at 4:42am
 
It's not doing iot anymore but when I checked in earlier the site was auto-downloading YaBB.pl file
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Reply #2 - 29th Jul, 2022 at 9:41am
 
moneymarketing wrote on 29th Jul, 2022 at 4:42am:
It's not doing iot anymore but when I checked in earlier the site was auto-downloading YaBB.pl file

Yeap, that was the issue that took the most time to overcome.. it was not executing .pl (Perl language) files at all.
It was a server configuration issue that was not well documented, so I had a lot of trial-and-error, till I finally figured it out, so I happily got to my next problem.. Grin

It now gets executed as the wrong user... but eventually I'll get that sorted out too.  Smiley
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Reply #3 - 29th Jul, 2022 at 2:02pm
 
SolidSnake wrote on 29th Jul, 2022 at 9:41am:
Yeap, that was the issue that took the most time to overcome.. it was not executing .pl (Perl language) files at all.
It was a server configuration issue that was not well documented, so I had a lot of trial-and-error, till I finally figured it out, so I happily got to my next problem.. Grin

It now gets executed as the wrong user... but eventually I'll get that sorted out too.  Smiley

Thanks for doing what you did to get the forum working again! Smiley
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Reply #4 - 30th Jul, 2022 at 4:42pm
 
Ok, it seems that things are back to normal now.  Phew

I've figured out how to fix the admin as well as the user permissions issue.
If you get to notice any error message anywhere on the forum please let me know.
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Reply #5 - 30th Jul, 2022 at 5:19pm
 
Thanks again SS!

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Reply #6 - 31st Jul, 2022 at 12:26am
 
SolidSnake wrote on 30th Jul, 2022 at 4:42pm:
Ok, it seems that things are back to normal now.  Phew

I've figured out how to fix the admin as well as the user permissions issue.
If you get to notice any error message anywhere on the forum please let me know.

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Reply #7 - 31st Jul, 2022 at 1:28am
 
The work of an admin is never done  Phew
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Reply #8 - 31st Jul, 2022 at 11:02am
 
ruicarlov wrote on 31st Jul, 2022 at 1:28am:
The work of an admin is never done  Phew

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