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Moving my server to a new host.

Hey guys, been a while!

Still have my GPS MJ although not on the road at the moment.

Anyway, I have a forum that I made in 2010 that took off and is really popular.. Events/meets etc with a great group of people.

I made it one night not expecting it to turn into anything but it did, I made it on freeforums.org

The problem is, they're terrible.. A lot of issues and downtime especially lately and they plague the site with ads! Even the registration process is painful and they have people look through offers etc.

I've seen on groups people are put off and have stopped using the site because of this. They allow you to pay to remove ads but it would cost 70 a week based on the traffic I get!

Problem is I can't see how I can get my database from them as they've said they don't offer that feature.

Without all of the content and threads the forum would be nothing.

They're basically saying they own anything and I can't have anything.

Their terms don't mention this and they also boast a 99.9% uptime which is not true at all.

Anyone know of anything I could do? I know there are a lot of great techs on here! I'd be happy to pay someone to migrate the server to a 'proper' host.

Thanks so much!
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Re: Moving my server to a new host.

Quote Originally Posted by x Alex x View Post
Hey guys, been a while!

Still have my GPS MJ although not on the road at the moment.

Anyway, I have a forum that I made in 2010 that took off and is really popular.. Events/meets etc with a great group of people.

I made it one night not expecting it to turn into anything but it did, I made it on freeforums.org

The problem is, they're terrible.. A lot of issues and downtime especially lately and they plague the site with ads! Even the registration process is painful and they have people look through offers etc.

I've seen on groups people are put off and have stopped using the site because of this. They allow you to pay to remove ads but it would cost 70 a week based on the traffic I get!

Problem is I can't see how I can get my database from them as they've said they don't offer that feature.

Without all of the content and threads the forum would be nothing.

They're basically saying they own anything and I can't have anything.

Their terms don't mention this and they also boast a 99.9% uptime which is not true at all.

Anyone know of anything I could do? I know there are a lot of great techs on here! I'd be happy to pay someone to migrate the server to a 'proper' host.

Thanks so much!
PM me the details of it and I'll see what options you have
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