Announcement:Moving servers Jan 30, please delete history, cahce, and cookies

Discussion in 'site comments/suggestions/corrections' started by chittychittybangbang, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    The website is moving servers around 12:01 AM Eastern time Sunday Jan 30. The FAQ will be hosted at a myturbodiesel.net for 1 day. The difference is the .net.

    The forum will be closed and not accessible Sunday Jan 30 or until the move is finished.

    The reason why is because the website has outgrown the current hosting and it's not possible to upgrade with them due to database limits.

    There should not be anything noticeable about the changeover on your end. The website name will not change. However, it's possible that your web browser will still try to find the old location. If the website is not loading, please delete your internet page cache and cookies to refresh the page.

    If it's still not working, you have to manually delete the DNS record. In much the same way your browser caches web pages and images to speed up page loads, your computer may cache DNS requests to open connections faster.

    • To clear your DNS cache on Mac OS X:
      1. Open a terminal session.
      2. Enter dscacheutil -flushcache.
      3. Press Enter.
      To clear your DNS cache on Windows XP:
      1. Press Windows + R. The Run dialog appears. You can also press the Start button at the lower left hand side, then Run...
      2. Enter cmd in the Open field.
      3. Press Enter. The command prompt appears.
      4. Enter ipconfig /flushdns.
      5. Press Enter.
      To clear your DNS cache on Windows Vista:
      1. Click Start ‣ All Programs ‣ Accessories.
      2. Right-click on Command Prompt. A menu appears.
      3. Click Run as administrator. The User Account Control dialog appears.
      4. Click Continue. The command prompt appears.
      5. Enter ipconfig /flushdns.
      6. Press Enter.
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  2. Seatman

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  4. chittychittybangbang

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    It should be. I found that internet explorer required nothing. Firefox required deleting the cache.

    Also, you could try refreshing the page or doing a hard refresh, control+f5. Control+f5 ignores the cache.

    Here are more instructions on how to clear the cache on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Bypass_your_cache
  5. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    As a final reminder, this will occur midnight tonight. The forum will be back up when the move is finished.

    The FAQ will still be available at myturbodiesel.net.
  6. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    The move is complete but I can see that some people are still trying to access the old server. I put notices in the FAQ and main page to delete your cache if you're getting a database error. However, if you are you can't see this post so I apologize in advance if you have read this and are wondering what the problem is.

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