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#81 OFFLINE   TheBoy

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:41 PM

Guess redirect is http to https, down normally in .htaccess or httpd.conf (or apache2.conf if using Debian or s***ty Ubuntu)



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:44 PM

My own (rather bitter) experience of running forums on shared hosts isn't great - our own site www.omegaowners.com only lasted less than 3 weeks before our hosting company disconnected us when we launched in 2006.  Thats how it ended up on a dedicated server, and has always stayed that way...  ...and has remained very reliable considering we run it on a shoestring.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:45 PM

BTW, neither Edge (for Windows) or IE is working. Edge wont even allow me to log on, and IE won't allow posting, I think due to the flicking between http and https all the time.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:49 PM

Doesn't sound good sad.png ....Rich is about to move the forum away from Zen who are utter crap... I've never had any issues web or forum until IT at BlackBoots took control.... Personally i think they should stick to selling ice creams. thumbsdown_anim.gif



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:03 PM

Doesn't sound good sad.png ....Rich is about to move the forum away from Zen who are utter crap... I've never had any issues web or forum until IT at BlackBoots took control.... Personally i think they should stick to selling ice creams. thumbsdown_anim.gif

Is that outsourced, or do they have in-house peeps?

 

(assuming you can say on a public forum)



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:18 PM

IT is outsourced by a company called WebFX.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:27 PM

I worked for a large company and got TUPEd out to an outsourcer for 10yrs, before getting TUPEd back into the original company.

 

In my experience, IT outsourcing never works effectively (or cheaply).

 

 

I'm surprised, given what I've seen of Blackboots and WIM's web presence, and the likely IT resources you're likely to have at HQ, you can't do this in-house by occasionally taking a little bit of time from one of the more IT literate staffers there :o

 

Obviously, there might be an awful lot more that I can't see.

 

 

I certainly run bro's business IT, including all PoS stuff (which I wrote) for his 2 shops, and all the backend servers (including web presence) and email on his own on-site servers.  And obviously run the Omega forum on my dedicate, on site servers. And obviously hold down a full time, pretty intense, IT job.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:02 PM

BB use the IT for phones/ net and net related campaigns. My mistake was allowing wim to "tag along" and fall under their wing. To date Rich and I are taking back the control and undoing their censored.gif..... It wasn't far back they allowed to forum to stay down for a month?


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:00 PM

It wasn't far back they allowed to forum to stay down for a month?

That is disgraceful.  Servers are generally reliable, modern server OS's are generally reliable, and modern forum software (assuming usual maintenence is done) is generally reliable.  And assuming you have good backups of the database and the web directory (for themes, attachments and so on, even if the server(s) caught fire, any hosting firm could bring up a new server for you within an hour or so, and allow another 2-4hrs to restore data.  I can't imagine your forum setup is in any way unusual.

 

It p**ses me off, as it gives us reprobates who work in IT a bad, lazy, incompitent name,

 

 

Rant over. I'll go and kick the cat or something to calm down.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:17 PM

Kick the cat anyway smile_anim.gif...... I'm at the pinnacle to get all of wim's control back... The IT BB use is utter crap in my opinion who seem to treat wim as a low income scratch they would rather not itch unless we make a noise..... Crap thumbsdown_anim.gif 



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:01 PM


It wasn't far back they allowed to forum to stay down for a month?

That is disgraceful. Servers are generally reliable, modern server OS's are generally reliable, and modern forum software (assuming usual maintenence is done) is generally reliable. And assuming you have good backups of the database and the web directory (for themes, attachments and so on, even if the server(s) caught fire, any hosting firm could bring up a new server for you within an hour or so, and allow another 2-4hrs to restore data. I can't imagine your forum setup is in any way unusual.

It p**ses me off, as it gives us reprobates who work in IT a bad, lazy, incompitent name,


Rant over. I'll go and kick the cat or something to calm down.
IncompEtent ;)

I hope the cat escaped....!

Yes, I.T. can be a thankless task, but so necessary in today's modern lives.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:06 PM

Hardly thankless judging by the monthly bill... My issue with then is since they do NOTHING for wim other than f**k it up why the hell am i under their pathetic wing??



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:22 PM

How can I for now post YouTube vids?



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:48 PM

Just as a link



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:51 PM

How crying_anim02.gif I copy/ past the address bar but when pasted here it's blank when posted?



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:43 PM

Here you go:

 

cut & paste address from address bar from youtube

click on link above, it's on the second row to the right of the 123 bullet

then paste in the address to the URL, click OK then save

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=-vgNh3fLxJc



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:32 AM

Got it......... Thanks thumbsup_anim.gif