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March 24, 2008 - Moving DNS Last viewed: 1 hour ago

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A little internet lesson.....

A DNS is your Domain Name Servers..... This is where your web site is hosted... This points to the I.P. address of the server....

So I have all of the web sites uploaded on the new server.... Woohoooo

I just switched the DNS for vintagedrumguide.com that should take about 24hrs to set the DNS for the new server....

Vintagesnaredrums.com is still on the old server and once I know the vintagedrumguide.com domain is pointed correctly, then I have to do a domain forward of the vintagesnaredrums.com to vintagedrumguide.com.

Then that step is done...

So as of now, http://www.vintagedrumforum.com and http://www.vintagedrumstore.com (still fixing the store after the move) are all on the new server and running fine...

I took the http://www.kickswithsticks.com forum and moved that to http://www.drummerguide.com so, the kicks name will point to the drummerguide forum... I have big plans for that forum, but it will take awhile to get that one moving along.

http://www.vintagecymbalguide.com is all set and on the new server.

I have one more domain, http://www.vintagedrumsets.com that I will set up at a later date... I'm sure you know what that site will feature!

The intent is to have the main web site http://vintagedrumguide.com connect with all of the other web sites....

A little history.....

Many years ago, I started the vintagesnaredrums.com web site.. That was the only web site I had and over time it grew bigger and bigger... it started out as snare drums and then grew out of control and I thought the name limited the site to just snare drums... Then the name change to vintagedrumguide.com happened-

I was getting so many questions to the web site, I just could not keep up and at the same time the DCI forum fell apart.... a few days later I started this forum and because of all of our connections in the business and the already huge web site, this forum has grown considerably in a short period of time...

I consider this and call this the "Largest Vintage Drum Forum" on the Internet! It is and membership is steady and strong and grows because of the main web site. We also have two well known vintage web sites that also send people to this forum for help and support. Not to mention the members that spread the word and let people know about this place.

So through all of that, I added other domains for future use and you all have been in the middle of the largest move and change this web site has ever done.... I guess I moved 10 - 15,000 images and had to move 3 different databases and 5 different web sites...

I hope this is our final resting spot for the time being..

The forum has suffered with all of the problems and the hits have gone down once the troubles started with the slowness. In the end I have learned a lot and know what to expect and how to handle this type of change...

Thanks to everyone for the support and help with the move...

David

Posted on 16 years ago
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Kudos to you David for what you have done with this site! Cool1

As a personal challenge to anyone who has visited this site and uses for reference:

I CHALLENGE EVERYONE WHO READS THIS TO MATCH OR BEAT MY PERSONAL DONATION TO DAVID OF $75.00 OR GREATER FOR MAINTAINING THIS WEBSITE. THINK OF IT AS CONTRIBUTING TO A FUTURE FOR A FORUM WHERE NEW COLLECTORS AND VINTAGE PEOPLE CAN COME TOGETHER AND SHARE IDEAS, THOUGHTS AND BEST OF ALL, THEIR OWN PERSONAL COLLECTIONS. Soap Box

Its better to have people think you're an idiot, than to open your mouth and prove them wrong, unless you doubt yourself then speak away....
Posted on 16 years ago
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[COLOR=black]Thanks! You are correct, in the past 6 years; I never asked for money, this was a relatively inexpensive hobby (The web sites) that has grown out of control in a good way... Since I do all of the scanning and graphic work myself that is the only way it is what it is. To pay someone, I could only imagine what the investment would be.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=black]As I was working with the programmer he said "you're telling me that with the web site and forum and the amount of traffic the web site has you do not sell advertising and make any money?"[/COLOR]

[COLOR=black]He pretty much thought I was crazy.... In a roundabout way good things happen for me and it was never about the money for me and trying to collect it... I'm dedicated to the hobby and preserving it.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=black]I had the online vintagedrumstore, which I sold things from my collection here and there, but nothing that would be considered steady income or even income.... I closed it in Nov of last year...and will re open it soon... It was easier and faster to sell on Ebay, but with the changes on Ebay, and the fees, I will explore the store as another option.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=black]So any help is greatly appreciated, I think the hobby went to a new level in the past few weeks and it was never an option to stop the web sites or not going forward with the improvements. It seams too many good things come to an end that way...[/COLOR]

[COLOR=black]Thanks again for the people that have given up some of their hard earned dollars in this difficult economic time for many. I have experienced it first hand in my business and things have gone up in price 40 – 150% in a matter of months.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=black]David[/COLOR]

Posted on 16 years ago
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