The Forum will on Thursday, 8th of November, 10:00 CET be temporarily brought offline as it will be migrated to a new host. This is in line with our efforts to reduce the loading time for users connecting from “far away places” (in relation to the host location) such as parts of Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Once the transition is complete we expect the loading time to be reduced and over time reduced as we have more tools at our disposal with this new host.
At 10:00 the Forum will be placed in a read-only state and still enabled for browsing, however no posts can be made and users will note be able to log in. The migration will not affect the website(s), as they will be migrated in early December instead.
It’s difficult to estimate how long the service window will last, but we expect it to do so for at minimum one hour and at maximum six. The Forum will be brought back gradually and as we configure settings and work out any potential migration bugs, service might be interrupted causing the connection to drop. We therefore recommend avoid posting anything until we’ve officially declared the Forum to be back and fully operational.
Hello all, just a quick reminder that this is still on schedule and that any post made after the migration start time might not make it to the next host. The forum will go into read-only mode shortly after the migration to prevent any mishaps but I thought I’d just remind you here.
Hello! We’re back once again and most likely way more stable than ever. We’re now located in Paris on a ridiculously overpowered forum-only VPS courtesy of AWS. Will be monitoring stability throughout the day but I suspect there will be no issues (obligatory famous last words). Will also keep an eye on network performance so if we have any CEOs with us connecting from Australia or New Zealand I’d be happy to hear about your experience.
If we have any future performance issues it’s definitely not due to either the VPS bandwidth or the VPS specs (16 GB RAM, four CPU cores, SSD disk and so forth) but to the distance itself. We may need to put a caching solution in front of the forum that can be localized to various continent is the speed is still bothering people.