as you all know, we have had quite a few issues with our current hosting
provider for the vim.org
homepage. Therefore, I'd like to announce,
that we'll be moving to a new hoster on tuesday, September 26th, 2023.
I will set the database on the current OSDN instance at 20:00 CEST
(14:00 EST) o'clock to readonly mode and so should be the old homepage.
I'll also add a banner that this is the old homepage. Hopefully the
switch will be done fast enough, that nobody notices it and we can
finally continue to use the new homepage with proper database
connections and ssl certificates.
However, the code is at the same time switched from the current php 5
version to a new php 8 installation, which required a rewrite of some of
the php pages and sql queries. Hopefully everything will still work as
expected. The new IP address should then be 188.8.131.52
In case of any questions, please redirect them to the vim_dev mailing
Finally, I'd like to thank a few people involved:
- First of all, I'd like to thank Marc Schöchlin, who offered to take
care of the new Vim.org homepage hosting and at the same time, spend
some considerable amount of time to rewrite the homepage to php8.
- I'd also like to thank Shuji Sado who supported us with the old
- I'd also like to thank Jeff Chousterman and wavestack cloud for
offering the infrastructure of the vim.org
homepage. This should give
us a modern and reliable base for the future.
- And last but not least, thanks to Stefan Zehl for maintaining the DNS
for such a long time.
With all of your support this wouldn't be so easily possible!