Published Nov 5. 2008 - 13 years ago
Updated or edited Oct 8. 2020

Moving soon

OK, we have moved the first part of GFF. Now the rest is on its way.

GFF is killing me! Or rather GFF is costing me a small fortune. I thought it would be smart to move the database to another server to avoid problems, but unfortunately it seems that I may have obtained a stable service, but at the same time I have created a black hole into which I can throw money...

A site such as GFF draws a lot of traffic, and as you might know, traffic on the web costs money. My little consulting business pays per gigabyte that travels in and out of the server I have, and GFF is by far the largest site I have - and has been an expensive site to run.

But these days it's simply killing me. The site had some database trouble, and I moved the database to another - and less expensive server - but that means that I now both pay for the data going from GFF to you - the readers - but also pay for the data that travels between the web server here in Denmark and the database server in the US.

And trust me: it's expensive!

So expensive that I have immediately started moving the whole site to the US to get the costs down.

That means another hiccup in the GFF server history and possible downtime due to moving the domain and getting the site to run properly on the new server. It's unfortunately no trivial job to move a site as GFF, which in many ways is non-standard, and carries with it a lot of old junk code - made by myself back when I was less smart than I am now.

I have set the sails and started the move, and one of these days the site will shift servers. Hopefully you won't feel a thing, but most likely there will be lots of little bumps that I will have to iron out.

Have patience. We will be back in full bloom as soon as possible.


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Since you got this far …

The GFF money box

… I have a small favor to ask.

Long story short

Support the Global FlyFisher through several different channels, including PayPal.

Long story longer

The Global FlyFisher has been online since the mid-90's and has been free to access for everybody since day one – and will stay free for as long as I run it.
But that doesn't mean that it's free to run.
It costs money to drive a large site like this.

See more details about what you can do to help in this blog post.