If you are a frequent visitor to kubuntuforums , you probably have noticed the increasing amount of downtime lately. Unfortunately, this is exacerbated by the fact that the site’s owner, Zack Brantley, is often away due to his military service, and my own work schedule keeps me away from my online home for long periods of time. We often don’t even notice until the downtime has been around for a while. The forum is also hosted either for free or at low cost, and getting in touch with the server’s admin isn’t always a quick thing.
So we have finally decided to procure our own hosting – either a vps or, if costs are affordable, a dedicated server. We also plan to migrate KFN to vbulletin – an anonymous donation of a license for this makes that cost a non-issue 🙂 many thanks, whoever you are – it is greatly appreciated! While there is little wrong with our current software – SMF, vb seems like it will fit our needs and wants quite well.
We have placed a paypal donations button on the site, and I hope that a few of us KDE and Kubuntu fans will chip in a little bit here and there so we can move this forward.
And yes, the server we are currently hosted on is a Windows server, and always have been. So it is NOT a rumor. ‘Nuff said.
Also note that KFN is a completely independent outfit with no ties to Canonical, Ubuntu, or even Kubuntu outside of forum memberships.
Any suggestions, comments or ideas are gratefully accepted.
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