Dearest Members and Visitors of our little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,
Lately we have been seeing a slowdown of services at busy times. In addition, Google asks us to upgrade to SSL (https:).
As we also are getting close to using 60% of our disk space, would like to have a faster setup for hosting of any images, would like better backup facilities, and have expansion options for the future, we are in the process of having a new server configured for us, with more RAM, more disk space, and all the other facilities we need to keep performance and requirements at a good level, so we will be able to go forward for another 4 to 5 years.
Changes and migrations
This does mean that there will be occasional down times over the next week or few weeks, while databases and files are being transferred, and new ip-address and DNS are being activated and propagated. This is also true for the migration to SSL / https. Obviously we will first tackle the test site and related items, prior to migrating FPN itself, to make sure we know what to expect, and how to deal with any changes.
We do expect the server to be ready by Saturday, and will then start moving everything across in incremental steps. We will make announcements as to when these changes are going to be made, and we will try to do our utmost, together with the hosting team, to have as little down time as possible.
BTW, this is all made possible thanks to your donations, ink and pen sales, and advertising on our site. I would therefore also like to take the opportunity to thank you all very much indeed for your continued support of FPN in the form of the contributions you have all made in this regard, from acceptance of the advertising on our site, to buying FPN pens and ink, the various donation options, and the premium accounts! Thank you very much, and here is to the next 5 years!
Enjoy, and we will keep you posted!
Warm regards, Wim
On behalf of the FPN Moderator and Admin Team