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Offline Matt

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Server Move Complete
« on: June 30, 2011, 09:37:13 am »
Hello,

I have created this post to inform you what changes we have made in regards to our servers which run your forums. We hope you find this thread informative!

Why?

First of all, we fully recognized that the old servers that run your forums were not the best; periods of downtime to slow load times. Therefore, we have heavily invested in a new server behind a superior network. As you may have known, we used to run two servers, one being a database server. We have consolidated all our data into one very powerful server; this new server is loaded with RAM and has a superior CPU.

We are already noticing huge differences in load times. For instance, this support forum used to load in around 1.5 seconds, it is now consistently loading in less than 0.5 seconds (see the footer). The same applied to your forums - the support forum is using the same server that your forums use!

What do I have to do?

As we are already running on the new server - you don't have to do anything, it's already been done! However, if you are a pro hosting customer or use your own private domain name for your forum, then you will have to make one minor change, that is, your nameservers:

OLD NAMESERVER -> NEW NAMESERVER
ns3.smfnew.com -> ns1.smfnew.com
ns4.smfnew.com -> ns4.smfnew.com

What does this mean?

Instead of our Administrators (Matt Alex) having to concentrate on server issues - we are now free to continue developing SMFNEW network. This includes releasing our control panel to manage all your forums (Yes it is coming back - open for BETA testing soon)

So please do let us know by voting in this thread if you have noticed better load times.

Side Note

We will be upgrading all SMF 2 RC 4 forums to SMF 2 GOLD in the next few days. We're also going to install some themes and modifications. ;)
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Re: Server Move Complete
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011, 08:14:53 am »
On a side note, we are dropping the following themes for SMF 2.0:

  • clear mind v2
  • dark modern
  • fuzzy
  • dino light
  • mylee
  • Presence
  • Skm Night
  • Twitter color

They have not been updated to SMF 2.0 by the author. We can't wait any longer for them..
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