Monday, April 02, 2012

The New Atlas Quest!

It doesn't look like much, but a major changed happened today. I moved AQ from a server in Virginia to a new, shiny server in Los Angeles, California. The server wants to say, "HELLO SUN!"

So... here's the thing. I haven't been able to get the SSL certificate working on the new server so for now, logging in is done insecurely. Didn't seem worth keeping AQ offline while I tried to fix this issue. If you have bookmarked the normal AQ login page, it won't work. You'll need to log in from the insecure page at

Another thing: I haven't set up the cron jobs on the new server. I'm a little hungry right now and want to eat lunch so I'll get this done later today. But for now, you won't be getting any notifications of new box listings, AQ mail sent via e-mail, and all those things AQ has always done automatically in the background.

And speaking of AQ mail sent via e-mail, I don't recommend it at the moment. With the new IP address propagating through the Internet, who knows which server might end up getting the message and if it winds up at the old server, that e-mail will never get delivered to its recipient. So I'd recommend you avoid using that method of communication for at least the next several days.

Are you reading this and still see that "Under Construction" page? That means the new IP hasn't propagated to your part of the world yet. Be patient--it'll happen. Hopefully within the next several hours, but as I've said before, last time I had to change IP addresses, some people reported problems for as long as week after the change. For those who have a little computer savvy and know what a hosts file is, the new IP address is -- but really, if you have no idea what all that means, you probably shouldn't do anything with that information. =)


Anonymous said...

Congrats on getting things up and running so quickly! Your are our hero... we can wait for the tweaks as you do them!


Marmalade said...

Thanks, Ryan, for working hard to make a smooth transition. Under-promising and over-delivering is always a good policy. Your good works in the name of AQ are appreciated.

Anonymous said...

I never knew what hit was that smooth. Thanks for your continuing support of our hobby, Ryan!


Anonymous said...

You haven't set up the cron jobs? What are you thinking????

Ralph Spoilsport

Whimzee2010 said...

Thank You Ryan...For all you do!

vicki said...

Help!! I cant get into AQ? When I go to it, it comes up to some funky page saying Godfather??? I went to the link above in this post and it is the same thing. how do i get back in?