Hola amigos. Here’s what’s going on at MVS.
MVS is on a Fast New Server
For a month I’ve been preparing for a migration to a new host. I completed this work early yesterday morning, and it felt good. While at it, it was a good time to do a whole host (no pun intended heh) of other changes. So here’s the list of new things:
- New hardware
- 16GB ram, 16 virtual CPU cores (monster)
- New software
- This site now runs on the latest stable Linux Debian operating system
- I updated phpBB (forum) and all its dependencies and add-ons to current versions
- MVS now runs on PHP version 7 (sometimes 2x as fast as PHP 5)
- New forum theme… in for a penny, in for a pound, eh? I could go on about this, but I don’t want you to fall asleep in your chair at work.
- Mobile users get a nifty new navigation menu in the forum, which I’ll port over to the Home/VRD side
The June MVS Newsletter comes out tomorrow, chock full of Volvo news and some MVS-specific goodies. If you’re signed up for the newsletter, you’ll see it in your inbox tomorrow… if not, I’ll publish it as a post here on the site on Thursday.
I’ve got a half-dozen Volvo Repair Database entries waiting on me to write them, like unscented AC cleaning methods, stories of near-limb loss while using Volvo jacks, and best ways to clean the engine compartment. I’ll begin this work this afternoon.
The server switch is actually a net positive on the monthly cost, so I’m planning on spending the difference on an email sending service to ensure everybody’s getting mail from MVS server.
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