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What has happened to www.alfabb.com

Discussion in 'Other Italian' started by PSk, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

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    It has not been available for over a week now. It was (is?) the best Alfa Romeo forum and now it appears to have died.

    I really hope not ... does the hoster need funds? ... I'm sure we could introduce a subscription like this site to save it.

    Pete
    ps: Rob before you give me a hard time for double standards, I own an Alfa Romeo and if and when I own a Ferrari I will subscribe to your site. I want to keep the Alfa site going so I can show/discuss my restoration ... I'm sure your subscribers do not want to follow my humble Alfa Romeo restoration on this Ferrari site ;).
     
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  3. wax

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  4. PSk

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    Gee I hope Simon can fix this problem ... I don't know the answer, I'm not a web site guru.

    Heh Rob any ideas, can you help out a fellow Italian marque site?

    Keep at it Simon we love the site :)

    Pete
     
  5. MikeZ_NJ

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    I, too, was wondering about alfabb... hopefully it gets resolved soon. :/
     
  6. rob lay

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    I'll take a look. Usually the experts at vBulletin.com can help out, although they didn't solve my server issues.
     
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  8. PSk

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    Thank you very much Rob ... really appreciated.

    Pete
     
  9. rob lay

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    Username aphiadmin? I couldn't find a alfabb. Glad I haven't had this problem yet, seems like a pain. Only solutions I really saw were...

    you need root system admin privileges to edit php.ini on the server to increase memory limit to 16M and restart Apache

    ...and upgrade php.
     
  10. PSk

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  11. PSk

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    Okay guys and girls it does not look good. The latest thread from Simon (http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?p=710974#post710974) makes it sound like www.alfabb.com is 100% dead and data lost ... real shame.

    Hopefully he will have another go, and we can once again build up the data.

    Pete's very disappointed

    EDIT: I just read that Simon has a May 2004 backup ... so all might not be lost :)
     
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  13. rob lay

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    FYI, I have a weekly offsite backup that the host runs. I personally download to my PC a backup once a month in case something happens to the host.
     
  14. PSk

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    Wise man Rob, wise man.

    BTW: This site must stomp on some huge amount of disk space by now, especially with some of the picture intensive threads ... like the bikini one, etc. ... real impressed that you handle that.

    Anyway sounds like Simon has a relatively recent backup so all is good ... just need a new host me thinks.

    Pete
     
  15. italcarguy

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    Hey guys...I am on this site all day and just stumbled across this thread!

    Simon has been working on the site super hard. It will be back up in a day or two...just sit back. The site had problems with the hosting company, they just shut us down because of a DOS attack on another network. Apparently, someone hacked onto the BB and was usuing it to attack other web sites. As a result, the hosting company just shut us down instead of investigating the situation first. It's a shame, they even deleted our back up. We have everything saved through May 2004. It's good we have that but the site is losing about 200 new members and about 2000 new posts from the months of June and July.

    Stay tuned and hang in there, www.alfabb.com will be back.

    Anthony Rimicci
    Alfa BB Moderator

    PS: Rob, great great job with this site.
     
  16. PSk

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    Backups to May ... ack! All our suspension discussions are now history ... dang.
     
  18. PSk

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    Just so everybody knows it's back up again :)

    Pete
    ps: I appears that the reliability issues with Italian vehicles also affects their internet sites ;)
     
  19. imperial83

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    I see that alfabb.com has a racing/ motorsport section too ;)

    One thing is for sure, that web site is greener than Ireland on St. Patty's Day.
     

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