Site Maintenance Aug 8-10: Migrating web server and upgrade to HTTPS

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  1. Azi al'Thone

    Azi al'Thone Gaidin

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    We will be performing site maintenance next weekend to upgrade the server software our site runs on. This will bring better performance and more importantly, more security!

    What

    We will be migrating our site over to use Nginx web server software (we are currently using lighttpd). We will then be installing an SSL/TLS certificate which will allow us to take advantage of HTTPS protocol for users' security.

    If you recall, this is something we tackled last October and had to rollback due to some strange issues. We have those resolved now, thankfully.

    When

    I am planning on beginning this maintenance Fri Aug 8 or Sat Aug 9, depending on availability. It should only take one night but I'm blocking off the whole weekend as potential downtime in case we need more time or things get delayed.

    Impact

    The site will be up and down for up to several hours. I'll communicate with the Tower Voices via our social media channels, as well as be available in IRC. Party times!


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    Thanks for your cooperation!
     
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    :p I am pretty confident it will only take an hour at most, but just in case :halo
     
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  14. Azi al'Thone

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    We'll be beginning in a few minutes.
     
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  16. Azi al'Thone

    Azi al'Thone Gaidin

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    And... we're done! We're now on a (hopefully) stable HTTPS connection.

    As always, please report any problems in the Ask the White Tower forum or send an email to support@tarvalon.net.

    Thanks!
     
  17. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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    The site was only down for like a minute ... Way to go! :joy
     
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    Yay! Thanks for making it painless and making us more secure!
     
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  20. Maibella ni Rhoiden t'al'Varrak

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    I just found a minor problem ... When I click on FORUM ACTIONS then NEW POSTS, it takes me instead to SITE NEWS. Help?