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We’re moving


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Admin on 14 Jul 2008 at 13:19

We have become a victim of our own success and it’s time to leave the mom-and-pop shop that are currently hosting the site.

I’m sure many of you have noticed some less-than-optimal performance over the last few weeks. Basically, the time has come to say “enough is enough” and kick our current host into touch. There will be a little pain initially, I’m sure, but the good news is that we’ve already identified a new hosting firm in the UK and are in the process of setting up the new site.

Once we’re happy that all is well, we’re going to close off the comments functionality here, move the database across to the new site, change the DNS entry and then we should be good to go.

We’ll keep you posted during the week and will aim to do the move late one night. There will be some disruption, though, as DNS changes take time to propagate around the world. We’ll do our utmost to ensure that all is back up and running smoothly in no time at all.

Let me know via email (or you can post questions here) if you want more info about anything. Thanks in advance for sticking with us and for making Sharksworld the great place it is.


22 Comments

  • Vat jou goed en trek, Ferreira ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.07.08 13:27:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good call Rob.

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.07.08 13:30:45 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • It was bound to happen … ๐Ÿ˜†

    Hope the move will run smoothly…

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.07.08 13:39:15 by blackshark Reply

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  • Please robdylan
    keep me informed of anything about the old site and the new one.
    Ciao

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.07.08 13:42:00 by H.O. Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 2) : we’ll see… but I think it will be best

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.07.08 13:44:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @H.O. (Comment 4) : I will do so… you shouldn’t have to change anything…

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.07.08 13:49:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • Seeing as you are open to suggestions.

    How about a name change???

    Sharksworld sounds so…well… biased! ๐Ÿ™„

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.07.08 13:50:49 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 7) : Wee Pee sounds so repetitive …

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.07.08 13:56:10 by blackshark Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 7) : ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.07.08 13:58:01 by Charlie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 7) : I think it has a nice ring to it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.07.08 14:01:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • ๐Ÿ™‚ @wpw (Comment 7) : WPW nice comment on keo about being a true Springbok supporter…..didn’t you very recently also comment something like this. I will never again post on keo…..

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.07.08 14:14:33 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Good to know as I was unable to access the site for most of Saturday…
    I could access keo at that time…

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.07.08 14:17:07 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 7) :

    I agree….what about LIONS DEN
    That wonโ€™t be biased as non of you are Lions supportersโ€ฆ.

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.07.08 14:19:26 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 12) : Saturday afternoon was the last straw for me… these guys use a datacentre in the US… they don’t even have hands-on access to their own servers, so if something goes wrong, they are powerless to do anything about it.

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.07.08 14:19:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • Pokkel

    I couldn’t help myself.

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.07.08 14:24:30 by wpw Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 11) : In which article was that?

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.07.08 14:33:38 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • @Sharksmad (Comment 16) : de Villiers the deliverer comment 389

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.07.08 15:08:40 by Pokkel Reply
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  • You better move soon Rob, The site is FAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRKKKKKKt

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.07.08 15:16:11 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 18) : I know, I know.

    Aiming to do it tonight.

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.07.08 15:20:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) :

    Yeh I had to resort to posting on keo…

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.07.08 15:26:24 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 20) : they must be cursing me

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.07.08 16:04:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ok, some stuff needs ironing out and may well take a bit longer than I thought. Not going to move tonight after all: maybe tomorrow night

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.07.08 20:28:19 by robdylan Reply
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