Apologies if the response time on the blog is slow tonight – maybe there’s some technical difficulties at WordPress.com, but I find that’s a rare event which is excellent considering WordPress.com are a free, and ad-free, host.
Especially when you look at how much money Dunkan has to spend on his sparsely populated forum.
09-08-06 01:31 PM – Post#296758
We will be moving the koptalk.org forums to their new server after the Community Shield clash with Chelsea.
As soon as that match is out of the way, we will begin the transfer (possibly Monday).
You will not need to re-register but you may find the koptalk.org server down for several hours as a result of us making domain name changes.
The reason for the move is to provide you with an even better server. The forums continue to grow and so do we.
The current cost of providing these forums is around £2000 per year. From next week, that will increase to around £8000 per year.
Once the move is complete, we hope to be able to turn back on the numerous features that this particular forum software boasts. We have limited them at the moment due to the fact that the current server falls over when they are turned on.
I apologise about the disruption the move will cause but I’m doing this to try and provide you with the best experience possible.
10-08-06 04:35 PM – Post#298341
In response to caramel
I’d rather not have to pay it and it is a bit of a gamble but we’re now talking about hosting alongside some of the biggest websites in the world. If the move goes well then I’ll move the other sites also.
Those of you in the UK, especially those in the Liverpool areas, should all notice a dramatic increase in speed.
“The forums continue to grow and so do we.” – half of that sentence is true, remembering when Dunk says “we” he means “I”.
“The current cost of providing these forums is around £2000 per year.” No Dunkie – you told your friends at FusionBB.com that you were on a £59 per month server. That doesn’t work out anywhere even close to two grand. You lying webmaster you.
As for limiting the features on the forum because the FusionBB software was too heavy for the 1and1 hosting servers – well one or both of those parties might want you to clarify that. I’ve heard bad stories about both of them, but I really doubt that Private Messaging and the ability to look at other member’s profiles was down to crap software or a crap host. Especially with the drop off in numbers.
And, users in Liverpool will notice huge speed increases then? What about those users in Liverpool who have a service provider that isn’t based in Liverpool? Will it still be faster for them as well?
The only reason it will be noticeably faster on any benchmark test comparing next week with, say, March this year, is because you’ve lost most of your users.
And why splash out eight grand now, when you’re still sweating on Liverpool Football Club getting investment sorted by the start of the season? You’re quitting if they don’t – or did you forget?
Eight thousand Pounds Sterling? Approx $15,200 US. Approx €11,800. Less than the figure you claimed it would be on your now defunct blog last month, but still not true, not even close to being believable.