“We are happy to announce that your current account freelang.net will be migrated to a new server.” This is the message we received from our hosting company. It is great news for us, as it will solve a few problems we’ve been experiencing lately (like loss of statistics data due to too much anti-spam activity), but it is also good news for all Freelang users, as it should improve the site’s performance.
The upgrade should be totally smooth, no downtime and no data loss. Of course we will make backups, just in case. But when we move to the new server, because of what is called “DNS propagation”, a few emails or a few changes in our databases could be lost. So if you send an email and you get no reply from us, please wait a little and send it again. Or if you log in as a translator to modify your data and you find out that the data has not been changed, please wait a little and log in again. Within 24 hours everything should be back to normal. The forum will not be impacted at all by this upgrade.