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10 days ago, 6:10 PM #41
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WOOOOOOOOOO NEW SERVER LETS GOOO

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10 days ago, 6:22 PM #42
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ah-
how long do you estimate we will we be unable to upload things??
I have 2 comics
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10 days ago, 6:26 PM #43
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Heck yeah! I'm super exciting, this is going to be so awesome!!

Congratulations and good luck, man. :D
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10 days ago, 6:34 PM #44
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thanks everyone! answers to a few questions that popped up, let me know if i missed anything:

chris-tar:Dear Kyo, have you ever considered buying your own actual physical server and hosting comicfury from your home? If yes, then what would be the advantages and disadvantages of doing something like that?
Is it too cost prohibitive and high maintenance at this point? Or is it possible that somewhere down the road you could do it?

Also, if you ever did set up your own server, maybe you could make a step-by-step documentary of it with photos and teach us how we could do it too?
I say this because I feel that the internet is becoming an increasingly censored and political environment, and people who may want to express their own point of view might be able to do so without getting shut down.... Or, they can experience complete independence from censorship etc.
Thanks for your time and all that you do!

Sincerely,
Chris.


I don't think it'd be a good idea to do that for CF, since my home isn't really kitted out with the most reliable internet connection there is. And besides, setting up and maintaining servers isn't really my area of expertise, that's why we're on a managed server, meaning people who are smart with that kinda stuff take care of all that, while I can just focus my time and effort on improving the site itself, not the server its running on.

As killersteak has said, it's not too hard to set up a server for yourself, if you just want to host a small website and it maybe doesn't have to be the most reliable thing in the world, a server is really just a computer ultimately.

Kytic:Will our comic addresses automatically switch over to https, or will we have to do something to get that converted?

Also, huge thanks Kyo! This is a big undertaking and it's really appreciated. :)


They will automatically switch over, you won't have to do anything.

Werewolfsbane:Will all the comics shift over to https, and would this affect current links to webcomic pages in the forums or in comic banners and other spots, or will the existing links redirect to versions with https or something?


the http links would keep working/be redirected to https, it's not going to cause any problems.

BlueDragon:
When you say "custom domain," I'm kinda stupid. Are those the series/comics that don't say "thecomicseries" or something after the name in the website address? (I was trying to understand one of your previous answers, but I'm a bit obtuse in the morning...or any time of the day for that matter XD)


just to affirm what gmain already said, when I say custom domain, I mean if you're using something like kyoscoolwebcomic.com in addition to the addresses CF provides (like kyoscoolwebcomic.thecomicseries.com, which i guess would be a non-custom domain)

CosmaComix:ah-
how long do you estimate we will we be unable to upload things??
I have 2 comics


exactly the amount of time it takes to transfer all the comic images etc from one server to the other. I'm not sure how long that would be, it's really hard to estimate since it depends on a bunch of things. I imagine it's going probably going to be around a day, but don't quote me on that.
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10 days ago, 6:56 PM #45
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Awesome, thanks for the heads up! So excited for the new server. Here's to it all going smoothly!
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10 days ago, 7:13 PM #46
it's pronounced "Kooky"
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I for one am going to miss the dreamhost era.

Sure it wasn't constant but oh, how we all laughed at the sudden 504's and those pesky 404's

A giggle could be heard at the random drops in site load speed, a chuckle at the exclusion of https.

And who could forget Kyo recounting his tales with the Dreamhost Customer Service Department with a belly full of mirth and a twinkle in his eye.

So raise a glass with me as we bid a fond farewell.
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10 days ago, 7:16 PM #47
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Yay, I don’t know too much about servers, but this sounds like good news, so congrats! *mini party*

And thank you, Kyo, for all the time and energy you put into maintaining Comicfury :D
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10 days ago, 7:35 PM #48
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Thank you Kyo for everything!!!!
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10 days ago, 7:54 PM #49
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A new server? This'll be interesting.

Can't wait! ^^
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10 days ago, 8:05 PM #50
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Sounds awesome! Thanks Kyo, for all the thought and effort you put into this community!
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10 days ago, 8:27 PM #51
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Kyo:the http links would keep working/be redirected to https, it's not going to cause any problems.


Ah ok, thanks. That was the only thing that had me worried about the server switch. New servers should be good ^_^
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10 days ago, 8:53 PM #52
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Great news! I was one of the ones asking the hardest for this and I'm happy to hear you are finally able to make it happen. I'm happy I'll not have any more messages from confused readers asking me why my comic site is being blocked by their browser!

Thanks a lot!
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10 days ago, 8:56 PM #53
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I am super happy that you're getting what you wanted :)

And I'll start sending the "may all work well and smoothly in your favour" vibes now.
Thank you again for the use of this amazing site :)
10 days ago, 9:33 PM #54
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This is good news to hear, I hope everything goes smoothly :D
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10 days ago, 9:37 PM #55
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This is so exciting!! I'm glad you(and us) get to escape dreamhost hell!!!
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10 days ago, 10:00 PM #56
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My comic is paused. I guess I should take a couple more days off~
And Yay! New readers won't be freaked out about their mozilla panicking when they try to read it here. Since SJ fell, I've been trying to make CF my main site. This is such good news! Best of luck!
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10 days ago, 11:04 PM #57
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Wait a minute, does that mean our webcomic domain names will change to https or smth like that? I'm still confused *~*
10 days ago, 11:14 PM #58
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This move will allow you to connect via HTTPS. I believe Kyo will be allowing HTTP connections as well, since that's usually fine for just browsing. But even if he does turn it off, there are easy ways for a server to tell your browser "hey this content you asked for is HTTPS-only, use that protocol".

The benefit will be that browsers have been getting kind of antsy about mixing HTTP and HTTPS content on a single page, and have started blocking a lot of it. Currently, if you embed an image from your HTTP-only site into a forum post, Firefox and maybe other browsers simply won't show it, because the forum page itself is HTTPS. There's sort of good reasons for this, because if you embedded an HTTP page in an HTTPS page you could do some very Bad Things, but for us it's mostly just an annoyance.
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10 days ago, 11:34 PM #59
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Woot! This is so great, thank you Kyo! Also I'm glad to know that like links on Twatter and InstaGawk will still work ok.
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9 days ago, 12:12 AM #60
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Hi Kyo! First of all, what’s different about the new server exactly? Is it just a different layout or something? Will it effect the webcomic sites? I don’t really know a lot about this stuff so yeah!


Second of all will my webcomic be ok? I know you probably can’t guarantee that it will be ok it’s just I’ve been working on it for a while in advance and I hope that nothing really bad happens to it!


And finally, do you have a time/date for when the move will start and will I still be able to access this site?


Thank you in advance!
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