So you may have noticed redflava.com has been offline for a few weeks after making a post about a server move. Well obviously the server move didn’t go well, and the migration of files was corrupted, so even though we have the backup of the database for posts, we lost 6 years of pictures to go with them -_- . We only have the full posts from the first 2 years of the site. Coupled with deciding to cancel our new server account because they messed up the migration, we decided to just start from scratch on a blank server.
I decided to go with a different server setup to learn something new, and used Ubuntu with Apache, whereas before I’d used Debian and Nginx to run WordPress, and ran into some problems setting up object cache for the site amongst other things, since I didn’t want to just use WordPress plugins for it. I regret this, as if I’d set up the server with what I know, it would have been up a week ago. Anyway, there was no point pointing the domain to the new server until we had some posts set up, so those are the main reasons for the delay in coming back, Nia moved house too, so that didn’t help xD!
Sorry to all our regular visitors about the downtime, and thanks for coming back if you have. You probably thought the site had just ended abruptly with it being offline so long. We’ll slowly try to propagate the site with the most popular posts from before, but you may have to wait some time. Google will have gutted our site’s ranking because it’s offline and thousands of pages have disappeared, so the site isn’t doing too well at the moment compared with before. So all in all, there’s still a lot of work to do, with getting the site back to normal. Thanks for your patience and sorry again for the long downtime.