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Old 02-07-2021, 03:19 PM   #1
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Calgarypuck is moving to a new hosting provider. This thread is for any questions that I can answer and to address any technical issues that pop up once the move has been completed.

Thanks for your patience.

The move should take place on the evening (Calgary time) of Monday Feb 8, 2021.
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Old 02-07-2021, 03:29 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-2021, 03:29 PM   #3
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You mean Feb 8, pho? Or is it late tonight?
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const serverDate = (d) => {
return new Date(d)
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serverDate("Monday Feb 7 2021")

Output: "Invalid date."
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Hah sorry yeah, Monday evening.
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Is there a specific purpose behind the move? I'm curious.
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Old 02-07-2021, 04:00 PM   #7
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ivrnet, the company that was hosting us for the last while, had an ownership change a while ago (a couple of years?). Now they're making some changes to their business and where they host their own stuff and that meant our situation changed too.

They've been generous for a long time so many thanks to them.

Now we're moving to a different provider, I found a dedicated server from an established hosting provider to move onto, hopefully it works out well.
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Do I need to change anything on my web browser? I can still use this:



https://forum.calgarypuck.com/


Right? Thanks.
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ivrnet, the company that was hosting us for the last while, had an ownership change a while ago (a couple of years?). Now they're making some changes to their business and where they host their own stuff and that meant our situation changed too.

They've been generous for a long time so many thanks to them.

Now we're moving to a different provider, I found a dedicated server from an established hosting provider to move onto, hopefully it works out well.
Ever consider moving to AWS? Iíve helped move several large vbulletin forums including my own to AWS, you pay for you use, and during peak times it can scale as much as you want. Much more effective since this forum has huge peaks and valleys in usage.
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Do I need to change anything on my web browser? I can still use this:

https://forum.calgarypuck.com/

Right? Thanks.
Yup the URL won't change, it'll automatically point to the new server. Once I change it to point to the new server you should see the change within a few hours but it can take up to a day. There'll be a note on the old server to indicate that you're still looking at the old server.

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Ever consider moving to AWS? Iíve helped move several large vbulletin forums including my own to AWS, you pay for you use, and during peak times it can scale as much as you want. Much more effective since this forum has huge peaks and valleys in usage.
I remember looking at AWS a long time ago for a CP server move, and for the amount of traffic it looked pretty expensive, mind you the cost of things has come down a lot since back then (for conventional hosting too, I mean I was finding VPS hosting for less than $60 a month for 6+ vCPU and 16+GB of RAM running on SSDs).

And I never really thought about the scaling part but that's a good point. I might send you a PM to get more details on what the costs are, might be something to do in the future.
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Am I the only one imagining photon dressed as 'Radioactive Man' (Goggles and all) carrying a server across the City?

I am?

Well. Carry on then.
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Am I the only one imagining photon dressed as 'Radioactive Man' (Goggles and all) carrying a server across the City?

I am?

Well. Carry on then.
I pretty much picture him like that all the time.
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Maybe if each of those devices was a video game..
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I remember looking at AWS a long time ago for a CP server move, and for the amount of traffic it looked pretty expensive, mind you the cost of things has come down a lot since back then (for conventional hosting too, I mean I was finding VPS hosting for less than $60 a month for 6+ vCPU and 16+GB of RAM running on SSDs).

And I never really thought about the scaling part but that's a good point. I might send you a PM to get more details on what the costs are, might be something to do in the future.
AWS certainly isn’t cheap, especially compared to the VPS solutions out there. You get what you pay for, most of the VPS solutions are still shared, so if someone else hosted there sharing resources with you is hogging it, you’re going to experience slowdowns. AWS pricing is more comparable to dedicated hosting. One of the large forums I helped move was tired of all the random and unexplained performance issues with VPS hosting and haven’t had a single performance issue since moving to AWS.

It all depends where you want to find the balance. If your primary goal is user experience so that you can handle the biggest peaks with no slowdown for your users, AWS is the optimal solution for cost/performance ratio. From high loads due to large usage events like big trades here, to a new search engine bot spidering your site, AWS’s ability to scale out front end servers and cost optimization from using burstable database backends can’t be beat. The best part is that everything is automated. I haven’t had to maintain beyond.ca for years now. It’s all done transparently.

More than happy to show you how beyond is setup, and detailed costs of our setup over zoom. Shoot me a PM and we’ll schedule something.
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haha. Parler's problem was leveraging AWS to the point they can't move off because no other platform provides those services. vbulletin was never designed for AWS so still very portable to other hosting platforms if AWS ever shuts you down.
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I think that's it... Works for me anyway!
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