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I have just installed version 5.01 of PHP-Nuke. This version fixes some small bugs, and speeds up the sending of pages. Additionally, I have enabled output compression (using GZIP/zlib) on the server side, which should eek a little more speed out of transfers as well,…
Expecting it to be No Big Thing, Drew decided to a> triple the storage, b> double the memory, and c> completely re-format the webserver using Red Hat 7.2 instead of Linux-Mandrake during the weekend of April 6, 2002 (while Wendy was away on a riding trip). I expected to be back up and running in no time.
Well, most of it happened! The hardware and memory installation went fine, and after a few false starts, so did the installation of Red Hat 7.2. However, I ran into a glitch when attempting to restore my webserver from the backup ZIP disk, so I had to rely on my backup CD that was made April 3. It took a LONG time to get that piece of software off the CD, but thanks to troff on IRC, it got done.
The reinstallation of that critical piece went well, and now we’re back up and running.
In addition to switching the server over (which is most likely transparent to users), I upgraded the Forums to version 2.00.
Thanks to my friend Rabbitt, this webserver is now at 100% functionality after the upgraded from Fedora Core 4 to Fedora Core 5. Rabbitt took some time today to fix the email system which broke during the upgrade. Emails sent to accounts on this server were not lost.
Wow! That was… unexpected! After a LONG time of not upgrading my site’s operating system, various initiatives I am undertaking required me to update from Fedora Core 5 (released March 20, 2006) to Fedora Core 9 (released May 13, 2008). I was very nervous about…