Website upgrade

I’m sure a lot of you will have noticed that the forum’s been extremely flakey in the last few weeks, throwing up errors about the database running out of connections, and it was getting worse and worse by the day. Well, today I’ve shifted it onto a new host machine to try to sort this out.

I suspect the problem was that some other site which was hosted on the same box was occasionally hammering the sql database, and starving us of our fair-share of the bandwidth. Anyway, the site now lives on a faster new server, hopefully without any dodgy neighbours.

The move has meant that I’ve had to fix and rewrite a few bits and pieces because the versions of php, mysql, linux, etc have all changed. So if you spot any cock-ups, please let me know!

Wow, it’s fast now. Never seen PHPBB running so fast. Great job!