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    We're Back!

    Thanks to the incredible service at our new host http://www.realwebhost.net (a hosting company that gets rave reviews within the forum software community) we are back up 2 days before I estimated. Their technician Joey managed the entire transfer for me, so it was fairly painless. I was expecting a nightmare and weekend lost, so am very happy right now.

    Our old host Lunarpages, although a superb host is a shared hosting company which means they can not handle larger sites too well. They have many sites per server. -so we were asked to leave.

    We are now on a semi-dedicated hosting package at realwebhost. Meaning we are only sharing an entire server with a few sites rather than 100 or so sites on cheaper shared hosting plans (lunarpages). The operating cost has jumped to $70 per month, but we can handle it thanks to sponsors, subscriptions, and misc donations.

    I think this move has been a blessing in disguise and we are set to handle some huge growth now!

    Thanks for your patience during this change

    -oh thanks as well to Brian who kept getting constant Yahoo Messenger blips from me "can you see it? now? now? how about now?" hehe

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    Looks good! Thanks again for rescuing APUG!
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    wow, I can't believe the dns switched so fast for you david. can you do some tests for me? if you go to http://www.apug.org does it load the regular home page. is the gallery working ok for you? notice anything that is not right? And, are banner ads loading for you? thanks!

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    Looks the same Sean, thanks again for you dilligence!

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    Thanks Thomas, I'm beyond relieved..

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    Sean,
    Thanks for your extraordinary efforts to get the site back online. Glad to hear that this may be a better hosting service for the future!

    Cheers,
    Geary

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    I gotta tell you, that guy Joey is a genious.....the site looks perfect!

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    it's working on my IBM work connection now, everything looks great. what a day! hehe

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    oh yeah, this new box is FAST too, dual 3GHZ XEONS, was talking to the tech and our cpu load is currently 0.04, not bad

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    It's now good up in the Frozen North as well.

    I tell ya it's not like the days of old where it took a week for a DNS change to spread.

    Glad it went so smooth Sean, and that you didn't lose a precious weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ian

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