During the week of April 18th, 2011, VeloBase.com was moved from our old web hosting server onto a new server account after multiple server crashes and slow response and page load issues. While the plan had always been to move VeloBase.com to this new server in the near future, the time schedule had to be drastically shortened due to the severity of the server problems that was being encountered by visitors to VeloBase.com. Moving the databases, over 13,000 images, and the application code files was no small task on such short notice and while the job was not without a few minor problems, access to the website was impacted for less than 12hrs. Now after a several days of trouble free service on the new server under full load, I am happy to say that the server move was successful. This move also clears the way for the the next phase of enhancements planned for VeloBase.com, as well as the new websites that I have under development.
I would like to thank the users and frequent visitors of VeloBase.com for their support and patience during the sever move last week. A few users may have seen a default place-holder page during the domain cut-over that make it appear that the VeloBase.com domain was for sale or otherwise available. Let me assure you that the domain name was never under any risk of being lost by Fischer Frameworks, and that I have ever intention to keep the website running on this new server for the foreseeable future. Between the ad revenue from our sponsors and the generous donations from visitors and users, Fischer Frameworks has enough funds in reserve to ensure the web hosting and domain costs are covered.
Additionally, it appears that the new server is also quite a bit faster than the server hardware that we have moved off of. This should mean that all users and visitors to VeloBase.com will experience better performance, shorter page load times, even as the site becomes more popular with cyclists around the world. Right now, on average we are seeing over 2500 unique visitors a day visit the site, and am nearing in on crossing the 4,000 Component count point, in addition to the ever growing collections of tools, head badges and other items.