Scheduled maintenance (new update)
Update (Sep 2nd): After a few fixes and having followed the site closely during the last 24 hours, I believe that the new server is operating as smoothly as expected.
This allows us to move on to a handful of other outstanding details. Some users have reported trouble with certain front-end functions - such as uploading images or posting new topics. This is presumably per-user problem as the bulk of the posting activity seems to be going on as usual. We'll be looking into this next.
Update (Aug 31st): One day after the migration we can see that not everything is as smooth as we had hoped for.
We're experiencing high CPU load on the new server. This may result in pages or uploads becoming slower, or even dropped with 503 error if the server temporarily can't cope with the load. This is somewhat surprising as based on technical specs alone, the new environment should be performing better than the old machine. We're currently investigating the cause of the issue.
Please keep us posted with any problems you may encounter in Help & Support Forum
Update (Aug 30th): The server migration described below has been completed successfully. We're currently performing final checks that everything continues to work as intended... but as all your content has ben transferred securely, feel free to continue posting!
Hi everyone. This is to inform you that iModeler has happily grown to the limit of its current server capacity. Consequently, it is time for us to transfer this service to a more capable environment. We're just in the process of setting up and configuring a brand new server for iModeler, and once this job is completed, it will be time for us to transfer the entire website to its new host.
The transfer operation will commence as soon as we're ready with the server setup, no later than September 1st. During the maintenance window, the site may become unavailable for a few hours. Apologies for the inconvenience.
This time there should be no changes to the site's functionality. We'll let you know when the transfer is done 🙂