Good news. We have completed the installation of our new webserver for Highlander Radio! The biggest part of the installation was getting all of the various web programming languages installed; such as Perl, CGI-BIN, PHP, MySql database. These are important because it is what makes this forum run! We also have Email, HTPP and FTP fully functioning. Firewalls, Virus protection and security.
The next phase will begin this weekend. As long as we don’t run into any major issues, we are going to attempt to move this forum and our free email/web service. The forum may need to be shut down for a few hours over the weekend for this to happen. We will post a message with the expected down time.
We are also moving to frontpage 2002 extensions, so for those familiar with frontpage, they can now use this software directly with their sites.
All in all we are going to be able to deploy and design our site much faster than in the past. We are also going to redesign the whole site in earlier 2003 with a move towards integration of forum, email, etc. all into 1 account. With both our radio server and website server on the same local area network, we are going to be able to display the album cover artwork on our frontpage which will change with the currently playing song. This might happen in a few weeks.
Well, that’s all for the update for now. Keep your fingers crossed for this weekend!