Site Issues

Nick

-
.
Joined
Aug 9, 2007
Messages
12,921
As some of you may have noticed, we've been having some issues with the server backcountrypost is hosted on over the last week or so. It's been running a little slow at times and even crashed once or twice. It's a good and bad thing; good because the site is growing like a weed, bad because the traffic is overwhelming what is already a very robust server.

We're working hard to get it upgraded and optimized without breaking the bank so please bear with us over the next few days while we get it hammered out. If you notice any unusual problems, shoot me a private message.

Thanks!
 

Michael

Alien from over the pond...
Joined
Sep 5, 2012
Messages
985
Thanks for reply and your hard work, Nick and the whole team!

Your forum (and members too) my friend, is more than awesome - it's 5-star plus.
I love it!
 

Noun Sequitur

My Feet Hurt
Joined
Oct 24, 2012
Messages
353
I agree with Michael. How much outdoor gear do I need to buy through BCP advertisers so that we can upgrade the server? I'll get started. :)
 

Nick

-
.
Joined
Aug 9, 2007
Messages
12,921
Just a heads up. I'm going to move Backcountrypost to a new server later this evening. When I start the transfer, the site will remain up but I will remove the ability for any of us to post new messages. It will take a bit of time to move the site, and then a bit longer for the DNS changes to propogate throughout the internet.

It is possible that some users may not be directed to the new server until Sunday morning or afternoon. I will put up notices on both servers so you know if you're hitting the old one (no posting) or the new one where you can post again. Sorry for the inconvenience but I figured best to do it over a Saturday/Sunday than any other time of the week.
 

Yvonne

I lava it!!!
Joined
Jan 19, 2012
Messages
3,632
somehow it never redirected me to the new site , just figured it out after Nick mentioned it on a posting of me.
Checked my cellphone and immediately connected me to the new site.
Just updated my bookmarks at my laptop and hopefully next time I'll land on the right site
 

Nick

-
.
Joined
Aug 9, 2007
Messages
12,921
Thats a bummer, hopefully it will resolve today. DNS propagation can take as long as 72 hours I believe. Yvonne - you should not keep the IP address bookmarked. Later this week once we're sure it's propagated, change it back or you will run into more problems down the road.
 

Yvonne

I lava it!!!
Joined
Jan 19, 2012
Messages
3,632
Thats a bummer, hopefully it will resolve today. DNS propagation can take as long as 72 hours I believe. Yvonne - you should not keep the IP address bookmarked. Later this week once we're sure it's propagated, change it back or you will run into more problems down the road.

good to know, Nick.

At least here at College it automatically redirected me to the new site.
Hopefully it will do the same at home tonight.
 

blueeyes

ephemeral excursionist
Joined
Jan 17, 2012
Messages
1,109
Yvonne I noticed the same thing! At home old site at the university new site. Odd
 

Nick

-
.
Joined
Aug 9, 2007
Messages
12,921
Question for everyone - are any of you getting emails from backcountrypost lately or are they ending up in your spam folders? What email you use (gmail, yahoo, etc) would be good to know as well.

Thanks!
 

Nick

-
.
Joined
Aug 9, 2007
Messages
12,921
Okay, looks like we got part of it fixed, but still no emails getting passed the spam box on people's actual gmail accounts? (Randy's is gmail but with a different domain)
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
fossana Tucson area trails/site recommendations Trip Planning 7
Brian Skibbe What is the definition of a "bench site"? (referring to a campsite) General Discussion 6
frahminator Fairly new to site, from Phoenix area... Noobs: Introduce yourself! 0
Ben Your Outdoor Site General Discussion 9
#PackGoatMafia What a Cool Site Noobs: Introduce yourself! 7
SKLund Cedar Mesa Site Stewardship General Discussion 0
IntrepidXJ The Rain Man Site Hiking & Camping 2
T GSMNP Site 52 Trip Planning 9
ram Crash Site/Lower Hades Canyon 2-15-15 Canyoneering 1
Victoria Harvey New to this site Noobs: Introduce yourself! 4
backwoodsBob new to the site, Salutations an alpineglow to all! Noobs: Introduce yourself! 15
natylka New to the site! Looking for people to hike and backpack with. Noobs: Introduce yourself! 11
B Just Found This Site... Noobs: Introduce yourself! 5
DrNed Mobile Site Crashing Questions, Suggestions & Support 6
Nick Site Updates General Discussion 51
Don Group Site near Zion or St George? (Veterans Day) General Discussion 4
Hoobie North Slope Tie Hacker Site Exploration Hiking & Camping 3
Seldom Seen Anderson Little Man Site Everything Else 11
M New to the site General Discussion 0
Duke Best photo sharing site? Photography 6
HomerJ Site recommendations... Questions, Suggestions & Support 4
uintahiker The Airplane Crash Site on Ed's Peak Hiking & Camping 0
Nick Site Outages Questions, Suggestions & Support 0
Cburton Teton Crest Trail Permit Issues - Help! Trip Planning 15
regehr Lackawaxen Lake private property issues? Trip Planning 8
trampalong Footwear issues. Overshoes? Gear 6
uintafly Land Issues General Discussion 2
Nick Issues with embedded videos Questions, Suggestions & Support 6
Nick Anyone having issues with the forum? General Discussion 12

Similar threads

Don't like ads? Become a BCP Supporting Member and kiss them all goodbye. Click here for more info.

Top