- posted 11 years ago
The FAQ for alt.food.wine now located at may require a new url soon. It likely will be something like I will post here if and when this becomes certain.
The reason is that the domain is now a third level one that uses the host, in this case hostexcellence. However they are no longer supporting new third level domains, but do support subdomains at no extra charge. A subdomain will be based on one of my domains such as cwdjr.net or cwdjr.info. I am likely to change to a more modern server at hostexcellence soon to support more than I now have such as php 5 rather than php 4. Also monthly bandwidth is increased to 5000 GB at no increase in charge with unlimited(within reason) disc storage space. I have now backed up more than 2.5 GB from the server to my computer and a DVD. Everything will have to be installed new on the new server, but this should go fairly fast. I have a good FTP program (Cute FTP Pro) that will automatically upload many whole directories without attention. It reconnects when disconnected and uses two inputs to the server at the same time, when the server is not too busy, so two directories can be loaded at the same time. It takes a really bad problem or long outage to make it give up.
If everything goes as planned, there will be little or no downtime as the old control panel will not be turned off until about 2 weeks after the conversion. If there ever are problems with the web site, just search alt.food.wine for "alt.food.wine FAQ" for the text version posted here about once a month by Mark Lipton. The mini FAQs posts only refer to the web site for details.