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    I love shiny things Merlin's Avatar
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    Moving to a new hosting service...Please excuse our dust.



    We are moving but our address is staying the same:

    We are in the process of moving carproforum.com to a new hosting service to provide Secure Socket Layer (SSL).
    This involves moving all the forum site files, the database, and pointing to the forum to the new web host site location.

    * The reason for this move is to add SSL to the forum to create a safer, more secure environment for all members.
    So far. what should have been a simple move has unfortunately become more complex than originally anticipated.
    During the move there have been roadblocks, potholes, speed bumps and dead ends almost every step of the way.

    If you find the forum down during the transition period PLEASE try back. This a a very temporary situation! Please feel welcome here!
    This inconvenience is only temporary during the site move and the carpro community will be safer and more secure when it is completed.

    We apologize for the unannounced downtime as it was unexpected and again we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
    We welcome you and encourage each and every one of you to participate ask, learn and contribute to the carproforum.com community.

    In the future, if it is at all possible, we will try to notify the folks in the carproforum.com community of any planned anticipated outages.
    Again, we welcome you to our community. Please bear with us. If you find the site down during the transition...please try again later.
    Thank you very much for bearing with us in this difficult "construction in progress" time. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

    Unfortunately, this transition process is not finished and there may be some temporary outages before the transfer is totally completed.

    The Geeky part:

    HTTP VS HTTPS
    Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser
    and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'SECURE'. It means all communications between your
    browser and the website are encrypted.

    How Does HTTPS Work?
    HTTPS pages typically use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol to encrypt communications - SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). SSL protocol uses
    what is known as an 'asymmetric' Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) system. An asymmetric system uses two 'keys' to encrypt communications,
    a 'public' key and a 'private' key. Anything encrypted with the public key can only be decrypted by the private key and vice-versa.

    What is a HTTPS certificate?
    When you request a HTTPS connection to a webpage, the website will initially send its SSL certificate to your browser. This certificate
    contains the public key needed to begin the secure session. Based on this initial exchange, your browser and the website then initiate
    the 'SSL handshake'. The SSL handshake involves the generation of shared secrets to establish a uniquely secure connection between
    yourself and the website.
    Last edited by Merlin; 05-05-2017 at 10:56 PM.

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    I love shiny things Merlin's Avatar
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    We have moved!

    Part 1:
    After jumping through many fiery hoops the forum is up, alive and well on the new server.
    The first thing I noticed is that carproforum.com is running MUCH faster than on the prior host.
    Let us know if you find an increase in speed and performance. We would like you feedback.

    Part 2:
    HTTPS pages typically use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol to encrypt communications.
    The process to obtain and install the certificate into carproforum.com is still a work in progress.

    The good news...once obtained, installing the certificate should not cause any forum down time.

    Coming soon!
    Last edited by Merlin; 05-05-2017 at 10:57 PM.

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    Thanks for all of your hard work Mike, great job!
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    You're welcome.

    If you notice an improvement in speed and performance please drop a reply.

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    Hi Mike,

    It seems faster. Great job!

    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdresq4 View Post
    Hi Mike,

    It seems faster. Great job!

    Steve
    Yes it does...Thank you.
    Sadly, what should have been fairly easy turned out to be a difficult dragon to slay. It was a bit more complex than anticipated.

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    Seem to be an all around much better environment Mike, thanks again for all your hard work!

    Sent from my SM-S903VL using Tapatalk
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    Testing picture upload from Tapatalk (just random pics from my phone)...



    Sent from my SM-S903VL using Tapatalk
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    Working great for me!

    Sent from my SM-S903VL using Tapatalk
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    I love shiny things Merlin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DARK HORSE View Post
    Working great for me!

    Sent from my SM-S903VL using Tapatalk
    Yepper, I upgraded the forum Tapatalk to the latest version while I was at it.
    Now if you'll look into your Tapatalk setting you can remove the Tapatalk signature.

    "Sent from my SM-S903VL using Tapatalk"

    Thank you for helping with testing!

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