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SMWC Server Downtime 11/11

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As we are getting ready to launch SMWC2, and in response to (somewhat) Current Events, we are preparing to move our server from CloudFlare to Sucuri. To complete this process, the server will have to have some downtime.

On Friday, November 11th, SMWCentral will be down for at least a few hours. It is possible that this downtime lasts for longer than expected. We will keep everyone informed of the process and when the site will go back up via Discord and Twitter.

Thank you for your patience as we move the server. And stay tuned for the SMWC2 launch very soon!
SMWC2 lauching soon? Can't wait to see how the site will look and stuff, when it is released. Looking forward to it!

I must admit I'm a bit curious about the change in host. I understand why move away from CloudFlare, but I'm wondering why Sucuri was chosen specifically instead of something like CloudOcean, Linode or Vultr. I'm not too knowledgeable on the detailed features and performances that each option has, I just wonder more about cost efficiency (having just learned of Sucuri and taking a glance over at their pages), that's all.
I don't remember if we looked at those three sites you mentioned, but we found that Sucuri was the best alternative host in terms of affordability while still maintain all the features we need for our site. (Or sites rather, since we also need a host for "smwc.me")
cant believe smwc1 is going away. i've seen that version of the site for years... not that i have anything against smwc2 (beta testers ftw), but damn. rip to a real one
Can't wait to see SMWC2 finally leaving out of the BETA stage very soon! I've beta testing the new design since 2021 and I just loved it! It'd be cool if I can make new site schemes for the new design very, very soon...
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Just curious to ask roughly what time the downtime for SMWCentral will begin? If it's in the late night/early morning (e.g. in the range of 12:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.), chances are I'll likely be asleep during the downtime.
The old SMWC is leaving? Awww mann, I was so used to the simplicity of the site...Unfortunately, I'm not very active on the site anymore like I was before; I'm mainly on Discord now. Thanks for understanding.
Originally posted by Knight of Time
Just curious to ask roughly what time the downtime for SMWCentral will begin? If it's in the late night/early morning (e.g. in the range of 12:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.), chances are I'll likely be asleep during the downtime.

Meant to post this earlier, the downtime will start at 10 AM GMT (roughly 11 hours from now).
Just an update for those not on Discord: while the server upgrade was completed, we unfortunately have to switch back from Sucuri to CloudFlare. This is because while both "smwcentral.net" and "smwc.me" were covered by our payment plan, our subdomains "bin.smwcentral.net" and "dl.smwcentral.net" (which we use for file/submission images/downloads) are not covered. We can't afford to pay to cover those subdomains, so we will be returning to CloudFlare for the time being.

The transfer is already underway, and while there may be some additional downtime, it should not be as long as the original switch. Thank you for being patience as we go through this process.
Downtime is over now. :)
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