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Hi all, we are now live on the new VPS account for LPF. Please report and issues with the forum here -- I have done some testing and everything seems OK but please let me know if you have any odd error messages/etc.

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Old 02-16-2009, 08:25 PM #3
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A new hosting account for LPF, I have complete control of the server and it should be a lot faster.
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This server will be awesome for the migration to vBulletin as well
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thanks for this, c0ld!!

i just can't believe this awesome forum just gets faster and faster!!
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thx Niko

Any updates regarding fast or slow performance , or any errors / strange behavior extremely helpful.

Since this is a new server I want to be positive everything is working properly.

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Hey Avery.... It seems a bit faster on page refreshes for me... 8-)

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Things are a ton faster on my end!
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I keep getting knocked out and it goes into admin mode :-/ anyone else see this? :-?
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hey Day, this is due to the DNS changes. The site in maintenance mode is actually the "old" LPF on the other server. It must be because DNS changes are still propagating for you. I would imagine this will stop happening soon for you, please let me know if trouble continues.
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This sever is ridiculously faster on my end, at least 3-5x better.
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I got some speed improvements, hopefully the shift to vbulletin will improve it even more. If you don't mind me asking, why did you choose vBulletin, and any idea on when you'll be switching it over?

Anyone with issues with it being in admin mode should run "ipconfig /flushdns" (Through Start-Run on xp or in Vista simply pasting that into the start box, then right click and run it as administrator)
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vBulletin is backed by a database unlike YaBB, so it is much faster for large forums like this one. As for why c0ldshadow chose vB over some of the freely available ones out there, well, maybe he loves us just that much.
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I'm glad to be able to feel the love - I'm a cheapskate web designer so I don't know too much about the benefits of vBulletin over the free stuff, but I did know about the database side being important.
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Hi everyone, I have officially started working on the Vbulletin upgrade on the VPS server=)

So far everything is going well, but there is a lot of testing to do still. Probably going to start out with the default vBulletin template, with the same simple look as http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/

I'm going to need to make a new LPF banner to match the background color #e7e7e7

If anyone wants to volunteer and image that would be cool since I am not very good with graphics.

I honestly don't think we will be able to live on the vbulletin forum for at least a week. It is not impossible it could be sooner than that though.

One of the only frustrating issues will be that all users will need to change their passwords on the new VB system by using the 'forgot password' feature. This is because vBulletin doesn't use the same password hashing method as yabb and it can't reverse the one way hash of a password to determine what the password would be.

Other than that I expect a smooth conversion.

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