The forums and all other sites hosted on this server will be down, possibly for a few days, sometime in the next three weeks. I'm moving from a CentOS-based VM to one based on Debian 9, which will bring along a slew of features for the back-end including:
- Apache 2.4.25
- PHP 7
- OpenSSL 1.1
- MariaDB 10
All of these have useful roles in protecting the site. I will also be able to tinker with upgrading the structure. Right now, RLF is stuck on an old, MySQL4-based structure which leaves some potential problems and inefficiencies. By bringing it up to date, I hope to be able to avoid some of the errors that have occurred in the last year.
In addition, because Debian moves faster than RHEL/CentOS (boy, a few years ago, I never thought I'd be saying that) and has a means of upgrading between versions (unlike RHEL/CentOS), the ability to keep up with changing technology will improve. With some luck, at some point, some of you will be able to claim to have been RLFers for 20 years.
If I show up at your door, chances are you did something to bring me there.