Thank you for the link and the explanation.
I was lurking to see if anyone had posted anything on Wine Country for
visiting and dining in Argentina or Chile.
Next year is our 30th Wedding aniversary and I am about to start planning a
trip. With the weak dollar, going to Italy or France is not something I
prefer, but might have to happen as I am more familiar with those regions
than visiting South Americas wine areas. Plus its 12 hours flight from
Charlote to Buenos Aires and I can be in Italy, France, Spain in slightly
less time I think.
> > Hello, is it down already cause I cannot seem to access it today?
> > "cwdjrxyz" wrote in message
> > > 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.
> Thanks Richard. Yes the wine FAQ site is down. However my two domains
> are up. I agreed to the server change last night. It started to be
> processed at once, since I checked my bank web site and there was a
> pending charge from the hosting company. The fact that the FAQ site is
> down may have something to do with it being a 3rd level domain which
> is not supported on new plans. I was expecting it to be up since the
> two domains are supposed to be up for about 2 weeks on the old server.
> I will put the site back up as a subdomain as explained as soon as the
> hosting company has the control panel for the new server ready to go.
> Until then, those wanting the FAQs can look up Mark Lipton's monthly
> complete FAQs posted to this group as described in my first post. Most
> of the many required changes are automated these days. If everything
> goes right, about all I will have to do is load everything up to the
> new server. At least there still are some humans to call 24/7 if you
> have problems.
I have put everything on the wine Faq, with the exception of the entry
page, on one of my domains that is still up and hopefully will be up
until a new subdomain for FAQ can be put back up. See
. Remember this url is just
temporary and will go down after a new faq subdomain is up or the old
main domain goes down.