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Created : 25 February 2007
Edited : 25 February 2007

Moving hosts...

DNS worries.

I'm moving hosts again. I've found a decent one which has the stuff that I need. This time I'm with Servage.net, a UK based one. If anyone else wants to sign up, use "tophatstuff" as a coupon to get an extra 25GB of web space free It means that I get an extra 25GB free too if you do

Though, hang on a sec...

I'm still testing, and haven't let things process and set up yet.

My domain name is pointing, but my ISP or something is unusually slow at giving me the new DNS addresses... so I'm blind here as I'm still getting my old freewebs site.

Could someone with half a second do me a favour and visit www.tophatstuff.co.uk for me and tell me if they see a working website (my old freewebs one!), an error page, or a page with place holder content?

Otherwise I'll have to wait another 48 hours when I've discovered I've done it wrong!

Thanks for your time



Sunday, 25 February 2007, 16:48
The site displays the message...

"TopHat Stuff. We are currently setting up our new server. Please hang tight!"
Sunday, 25 February 2007, 16:50
I get that message too.
Sunday, 25 February 2007, 16:54
Yeay! That means things are OK, but I just can't see them yet.

That's very good new though. Thank you both

I can quit worrying
Sunday, 25 February 2007, 17:02
nice source.....

couldnt be bothered to had <html> </html> could we.
Sunday, 25 February 2007, 17:23
Well, I coudln't see it, so no

It was a blind edit.

But my DNS has worked out properly now! Joy! Time to add some <html> tags.
Sunday, 25 February 2007, 17:44
HEY HOBO! I hope you like your new 25GB I know that I will like mine!
Sunday, 25 February 2007, 17:57
Awesome! Cheers!

Wow, was that an impulse buy?

I also get two months free now

Thank you very much indeed!

|edit| I need to re-host my avatars! |edit|
Sunday, 25 February 2007, 18:25
Your welcome. Sort of an impulse buy. I have been shopping around to find the best host and I decided that that was the one. I got and email saying that it would be about 48 hours until the domain is activated.

Sunday, 25 February 2007, 18:54
Bah, you did worse than no HTML at all - you used a <h1> and a <h3> with no <h2> in between!
Sunday, 25 February 2007, 19:08
What do you see! I dont even see the file that I created.

I get:

Website not yet configured

The website you are trying to access is
unknown in the system.

Best regards,
Your Hosting team
Sunday, 25 February 2007, 19:13
If anyone else signs up you can choose between Hobo's code and mine:

kryptonmedia to get 25GB more free hosting space.
Sunday, 25 February 2007, 19:23
I get

"Krypton Media
We are finishing the entire site's design. It should be uploaded soon"

Just sit tight and wait for the name servers to settle

In the meantime, you can now contact me from contact AT tophatstuff.co.uk

And that gives me the excuse to use Thunderbird
Sunday, 25 February 2007, 19:30
I get it now, and you can email me from garand@krypton-media.comin a bit i will have my basic site uploaded for you to check out.
Sunday, 25 February 2007, 20:16
Hey, the bonuses never stop - they've increased my web space 5MB and apparently increase it by 5MB every day. Wowie
Sunday, 25 February 2007, 20:28
Omg, that cool! I hope I get that too!
Sunday, 25 February 2007, 20:45
I think you do

I'd find it hard to fill all that space, if it wasn't for the feature where you can use the site as a hard drive (Like C:/> but instead S:/>), which'll take a lot of abusing

Have you tried that out yet? I think it's damn cool, and better than an FTP client even.
Sunday, 25 February 2007, 20:55
I would except for my parents won't let me have internet in my room and we have dial-up (we live in the country so we cannot get anything faster except for satellite but that is too expensive)
Sunday, 25 February 2007, 21:02
Ah, that's a shame. So, are you stuck to the online file manager then?

Gosh, it must be impossible to upload 300GB over a dial up connection!
Monday, 26 February 2007, 06:32
seing as it took 4 strait days to download 400MB(VisualC++) yes. But i use FireFTP
Monday, 26 February 2007, 09:21
Hmmm, I'm currently having issues, but I blame 1and1 because Squeakyduck is down/dodgey too. |edit| Thar' she goes! OK now |edit|
Monday, 26 February 2007, 09:50
Just as I was getting worried -

Date (GMT): Subject:
26-02-2007 16:46 Network Upgade [hide=102]
This issue affects All Servers.

We are currently performing the lasts steps in a major network upgrade. The upgrade will result in much better redundancy and performance.

Unfortunately you may experience some minor routing issues today as it is a major change in our network layout.

We appoligize for the inconvenience caused we are doing everything in our power to make this as transparent as possible.

Monday, 26 February 2007, 11:04
How do we set up our custom error pages?
Monday, 26 February 2007, 11:54

Turn .htaccess on

at this bit
Tuesday, 27 February 2007, 07:26
How do we set up subdomains (newsubdomain.krypton-media.com)

I tried in web server under new virtual host and I even changed the directory root for it to what I wanted and it still brought up whats on my main site?
Tuesday, 27 February 2007, 08:07
On some webservers things like
actually redirected to

I don't know if that's an automatic thing, but try making a ~test path, and see if it does it itself.
Tuesday, 27 February 2007, 10:19
This is what it looks like:

Tuesday, 27 February 2007, 10:24
"Normally you do not need to modify the standard setting"

^ did you try making a ~path path?
Tuesday, 27 February 2007, 10:46

Error Invalid charactors
Tuesday, 27 February 2007, 10:55
Tuesday, 27 February 2007, 12:45
It doesn't work straight away. I got the redirect-to-main-site problem, and left it to fix overnight... and it fixed itself.

It's name servers taking time to update, and the settings has to change across each copy of your site that's hosted on the clustered system.
Tuesday, 27 February 2007, 18:50
Ahh. I waited and it worked out. Thanks