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vokaris
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Post Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:06 am   Reply with quote         


To anyone who still visits - the site has been down since September 11. Per admin/owner's explanation, they are trying to migrate to a new server and having problems. No advanced warning or notification was given to mods. All the relevant information from my email correspondence with rajan is quoted below.
vokaris wrote:
PSC site is down, returns a "database error" message. Thanks.
rajan wrote:
We are migrating to a new server due to the EOL of old server. I have informed the server host and will try to get the site up soon.
Thanks
Rajan
rajan wrote:
We migrated the site to a new server. Some pages with .html are not loading but all others are working fine. Can you please test the site using the following instructions?
vokaris wrote:
I see a screen that says SORRY!If you are the owner of this website, please contact your hosting provider:
rajan wrote:
Thanks, For now I switched the site on the OLD server. Some PHP version issues at the new server.




monopoid

Location: up the hill

Post Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:09 am   Reply with quote         


I think a few glitches need ironing out. But it's good to see the old site still breathing.
Maybe a last chop for.. old times sake.
Charlie




Luxwiz

Location: Almuñecar.

Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:40 am   Reply with quote         


I was due to renew my advantage exactly on 911,went on site, saw the Code is Love page and figured oh well maybe the site went out with a kiss...glad you are back up PSC, will be renewing my advantage soon,just dont know when I will be participating again...been too busy lately with domestic issues Smile




buglover

Location: Hamburg, Germany, Europe, right hand of the USA

Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:32 pm   Reply with quote         


You only know how much you miss someone when they are gone!

Glad that you are back!




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Post Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:09 pm   Reply with quote         


So they got a new server, ...but what else changed???




vokaris
Site Moderator

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:57 am   Reply with quote         


To the best of my understanding, the site has not been migrated yet. It didn't function correctly at its new server, for me it didn't load at all, so it is currently restored to the old location/host/IP address. Rajan ensured me that he would keep us informed.




ShootHerman

Location: Norway

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:58 am   Reply with quote         


I really do appreciate your info vokaris.👍🏻

I was pretty sure the whole site were changed when psc.com were down so many days. New design and everything. Anyway, it didnt happen. The most important thing is that psc.com is up and running again. The same old thing, it doesnt matter as long as we can chop the images. IMO.
😁




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Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:09 am   Reply with quote         


Thank you vokaris for keeping us informed. 👍🏻




Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:53 am   Reply with quote         


We resolved the PHP version issue on the new server. Can you guys help us in testing it on the NEW server. Some pages might show old content as we have not merged the changed files and DB yet.

Will do after your confirmation.

Use following instruction to test the site on NEW IP
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WINDOWS
Modify the local hosts file with Admin privileges: "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts"

MAC
Modify the file with sudo privileges: "/private/etc/hosts"

LINUX
Modify the file: "/etc/hosts"

LINES TO ADD (NOTE: The domains are each on one single line resolving to the new IP):

108.62.122.126 photoshopcontest.com www.photoshopcontest.com

After modifying your hosts file and saving, open a new Chrome or Firefox window in "incognito mode" or clear out all your browser cache. You should now be able to view your websites from the perspective of the new server.




Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:16 am   Reply with quote         


9/24/21 at 9:17 am, seems to be working for me.




Post Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:08 am   Reply with quote         


genesis2 wrote:
9/24/21 at 9:17 am, seems to be working for me.


Did you tested with new IP as per the instruction provided




Post Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:28 pm   Reply with quote         


rajan wrote:
genesis2 wrote:
9/24/21 at 9:17 am, seems to be working for me.


Did you tested with new IP as per the instruction provided


I have no idea what you mean by modifying host file.




Post Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:21 am   Reply with quote         


We are doing scheduled downtime activity on the PSC site on Sep 29-09-2021 starting after 8:30 AM Pacific Time (PT). Site access will be restricted during this activity.

Thank you




YerPalAl

Location: On Deck, South by Southeast

Post Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:54 am   Reply with quote         


GOOD LUCK PSC . . .

See you again soon.




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Post Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:48 pm   Reply with quote         


We spent hours resolving the issues on the new server but even after our best effort issue persists. But now we know more about this site and its requirement.

We shifted back to the old server. To keep the old server safe we are not moving any backups from the new server.

If you are seeing this message you are seeing a fully working website running on our OLD server. DNS will take some time to propagate on all ISPs.

Thank you for all the patience and help during this time.




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