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Retro Portfolio: SportsLogos.Net

The SportsLogos.Net project is an ongoing project that O6 frequently consults on in cases where the site owner, Chris Creamer of Chris Creamer Design, needs a more technically-minded approach.

In February 2006, we reorganized their server setup to make it more manageable for someone unfamiliar with Apache’s server configuration files.

Over a span of two busy days, the existing server was wiped clean and rebuilt from a set of backups. After the server was wiped clean by SportsLogos.Net’s hosting team, we recreated each domain inside the available but previously-unused WHM/cPanel system. This made it easier for site administrators to manage things such as email accounts, databases, and FTP access on a site-by-site basis.

With the sites recreated but empty, we reloaded all of the previous content from the backups we had made before the server was wiped, all the while providing updates to their waiting message board community.

Prior to the server wipe and reinstall, O6 had been responsible for managing the software of the SportsLogos.Net forums, first using Perl-based IkonBoard before migrating to the PHP-based Invision Power Board. We also developed an IPB add-on for SportsLogos.Net that allowed users to ignore each other, before that functionality was a standard part of the Invision software.

Since the server work, the SportsLogos.Net team has been able to more-capably manage the server software on their own.

The above text and images were copied directly from the portfolio of my former development company, O6 Web Services, as I imported it over to this blog. It was not updated for re-publishing. This project launched in February 2006.

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