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Topic: We are on the move
Posted By: Ian
Subject: We are on the move
Date Posted: 02 May 2023 at 10:49am
Hi All, 

We are beginning the process of moving the hosting for the forum. 

Once migrated we will be able to access the forum using a secure certificate (SSL port 443) via https rather than http (port 80) meaning that all communication between your browser and the web server will be encrypted so nice and safe. 

The Service Level Agreement (SLA) for the hosting of the forum uptime will be 99.9%
for those who are interested the hosting will be Carbon Neutral and very green more information on this in the next message. 

The process will be: 
1. The forum will be locked for a few of days. 
2. The forum will be migrated to the new host and unlocked. 
3. The domain name will point to the new host. 
4. The forum will be unlocked on the new host, and you should be able to access the forum.  
5. The SSL certificate will be issues. 
6. You should then be able to use HTTPS to access the forum. 
7. The domain name will be transferred to the new host. 

I will be putting the order in later today and the process will kick off soon after, I will update this thread with the dates. 

Any questions let me know. 


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Posted By: Ian
Date Posted: 02 May 2023 at 10:52am
From the hosting provider: 

Supporting Conservation

The World Land TrustWe have been supporting World Land Trust since 2010, currently, through their buy an acre programme, to preserve and restore a quarter-an-acre each month of wildlife habitats under imminent threat of destruction. Our contributions to World Land Trust have helped to protect several reserves across Ecuador including the Río Canandé Reserve in the wet Choco and the dry forests at Laipuna.

Solar Powered

The most significant way that we are reducing our carbon footprint is by generating our own renewable electricity from on-site array of Solar Panels, which powers our green data centre and office. The solar panels can provide up to 50% of the electricity that we use over a year.

100% Renewable Energy100% Renewable Energy

Additional electricity not produced from on-site solar power comes from our electricity provider Good Energy, with 100% of their electricity being supplied from their local UK renewable generators.

Carbon Neutral OrganisationCarbon Neutral

While we aim to have a zero-carbon footprint, we still produce a tiny amount of CO2 each year. From 2022 to 2023, this was just 0.3 tonnes which we offset six times as much via Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) approved projects to reduce deforestation in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya. In addition, we offset the equivalent amount of carbon through local tree-planting projects.

Solar Energy StorageSolar Energy Storage

When the Sun goes down, on-site solar power generation stops, but that does not mean we cannot use the electricity generated in the day time. Thanks to our energy storage systems, we can store excess solar energy to power our data centre overnight.

Direct Air Cooling & Heat RecoveryDirect Air Cooling & Heat Recovery

The cool British climate in winter allows us to use outside air to cool our data centre, with the warm air generated by our servers used to heat our offices.

Green ComputingEnergy-Efficient Servers

To reduce the amount of power consumed by our servers, we use highly efficient cloud edge servers based on the latest Intel Xeon-D System-on-a-Chip (SoC) platform, which helps us reduce our energy consumption by 80% compared to regular servers.

Server VirtualisationServer Virtualisation

To further reduce our carbon emissions, we use server virtualisation, which has environmental advantages as it reduces the amount of physical hardware we require by 90%, while also improving reliability and uptime.

PAYG Cloud HostingPay-As-You-Use Cloud Web Hosting

With our pay-as-you-use shared web hosting services, you only pay for the resource you use. We have found that this is better for the environment as it encourages customers to remove inactive services and data that would otherwise be left running 24/7 in the cloud while saving customers money on their hosting bills.

Solar Powered Data CentreGreen Data Centre

Completed in May 2018 our data centre is owned and operated by ourselves allowing us to build from the design stage to construction an ecological data centre. Read more about our Green Data Centre.

Bullet Powered by 100% renewable energy sources
  • Bullet On-site solar panels with Tesla battery storage provides renewable energy
  • Bullet Direct air EC fans provide free air cooling and heat recovery
  • Bullet A++ rated air source conditioning systems provide cooling during the summer months
  • Bullet Open frame racks for improved air movement and reduce the need for air conditioning
  • Bullet Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.09 (rating of very efficient)
  • Bullet Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE) of 0 (no water is used for cooling)

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Posted By: Ian
Date Posted: 31 May 2023 at 10:30am
An update for you all. 

We will be locking the forum in a little while for a couple of days while we move to the new servers. 

We will be back up and running soon with a shiny new server and SSL certificate so we will have end to end encryption. 

Sorry for the inconvenience the locked forum will cause, but this should set us up for the future.  

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 31 May 2023 at 3:02pm
The server has been migrated, the SSL cert issued and with a bit of luck you should all be seeing the forum. 

Thanks for being patient and service should be working as normal. 

Posted By: Luc V.
Date Posted: 31 May 2023 at 5:46pm
Hi Ian,
it seems to work all well here.
Thanks for all the work!

Posted By: BEEMER1
Date Posted: 31 May 2023 at 7:17pm
Everything looks great!

Thanks Ian

Posted By: Ian
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2023 at 12:03pm
It looks like we have had a had a couple of teething issues today but I think we have got them fixed now. 

Any issues let me know. 

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