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Attn: Gabe, Mark, others...

Associate Professor

Attn: Gabe, Mark, others...

Please refrain from sharing links to my website for articles that may assist others.  With Win7 support ending (yeah, who runs a webserver on Win7...), I have to disable my server effective tonight, till I have a chance to move to another OS.  It will probably be some time before I can make the move due to work.  Thanks.

 

@GabeU @MarkJFine 

 

 

Also, interesting to see that a label is now required here, that's kinda funny and confused me for a moment.

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Assistant Professor

Re: Attn: Gabe, Mark, others...

Go Linux... or Android...


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Associate Professor

Re: Attn: Gabe, Mark, others...

I would go Linux, but, the way the site is setup makes that a pain... I have been using LetsEncrypt, and they have an auto-update function for Windows ISS that updates the certs before they expire.  I also have a few hidden directories that only I and certain friends can access for... sharing enjoyable retro things which is located on a shared drive, and I have zero idea how to do that under any linux distro.  The first time I setup the website was on Ubuntu and quickly went windows for ease of use.

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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Attn: Gabe, Mark, others...

Okie dokie.  

 

I can just imagine what it will be like migrating things over to a new OS.  If you don't already have one, don't forget how I was able to get Windows 10.  You could probably do the same thing.


AMD Ryzen 5 3400G | XPG SX8200 Pro 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB Corsair DDR4-3000 | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Associate Professor

Re: Attn: Gabe, Mark, others...

Well, ended up going with ubuntu, spent pretty much the last week trying to figure things out and get it going again.  I swear to god, whoever decided to move things from one location to another, but also keep the old file in the old location with settings that are 100% ignored, and makes no mention of having to make those settings elsewhere, should be shot.  Took me 3 days to figure out why the absolute **bleep** .htaccess was being ignored with AllowOverride All set in the website config... Oh, no, in Apache2 "we moved that setting to Apache2.conf, but we left the old entry in 000-default.conf because we was too lazy to remove it, heck, we was too lazy to notify you!".

 

All that aside, the website is back, database migration was a headache as the latest MySQL wasn't in the repository and urgh.  That was a fun thing to find out!  I swear, people gripe about Windows, but when you sit there and go, "wait, what? why do I have a 6 year old friggen package installed and not the latest?" just because some maintainer or developer hasn't updated a repository since before the release of the OS version you're running... ARGH, anyways, back to life I go. -sneaks back into the shadows-

Assistant Professor

Re: Attn: Gabe, Mark, others...

Linux is favorable to those who are familiar to it. It's a hipster thing... and because it's free.

 

Has nothing to do with it being more robust or easier to use. In fact it's quite the opposite, making sysads more of a valuable commodity.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Associate Professor

Re: Attn: Gabe, Mark, others...

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Attn: Gabe, Mark, others...

@C0RR0SIVE 

 

I have absolutely no idea what the heck any of that means.  Smiley Tongue  I'm just glad you were able to get it back up and running.  Good job!  Smiley Happy


AMD Ryzen 5 3400G | XPG SX8200 Pro 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB Corsair DDR4-3000 | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Assistant Professor

Re: Attn: Gabe, Mark, others...


@C0RR0SIVE wrote:

Never said it would be easier, just don't remember having these issues the last time I tried running the website on ubuntu.


Lol... I'm just being cynical.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Associate Professor

Re: Attn: Gabe, Mark, others...

Sometimes I feel like I should pay you to do this stuff for me Smiley Tongue

 

I actually found my old .htaccess file that I was using long ago that had a list of browsers and other things that should be blocked, ended up being able to salvage that Smiley Very Happy