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zipping of hosted sites [04 Mar 2011|06:49pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

I will be spending the next couple days zipping everyone's websites so they can access their content.

Please send me the name of your site to be zipped. ie: http://www.yoursitename.furtopia.org

You can send it to me through email ( kada-ru@kcff.net ) or via a PM on the forums. (http://forums.furtopia.org kada-ru ) or post it here with an email you wish to have the zip file sent to.

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Closing of web hosting.... [26 Nov 2010|12:10pm]

[ mood | sad ]

Closing of web hosting.
« on: 11 24, 2010, 08:11: pm,20:04:44 »

After about a decade of web hosting we will be putting on hold the hosting of Furtopia. Increasing costs and loss of support staff to RL have added to the timing of this. However should things improve we may reopen it when updates are finally in place. I plan to keep web hosting live for 3 more months to give members time to fetch any files they may need. Users in difficult times/position may request an extension of hosting time if needed (will be reviewed case by case). It's been a good run.

Note: I will NOT be shutting down the Furtopia forums or IRC. These services will be continue as normal.


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link for continual updates: [15 Jun 2010|02:10pm]


Here you will find questions from members and answers by WhiteShepherd. If you have any questions about your site post them there or here. I will make sure he gets the messages from here.
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Upgrade usage started.... [07 Jun 2010|11:31pm]

« Reply #41 on: Today at 22:21 »

Ok the rest of the user backup data has been uploaded. Next on order of priority I will be restoring:

1) TLDs
2) Mysql DBs
3) Fixing path changes in php scripts (as I find them).
4) Indexer Gallery
5) SSL cert

Once the changes are finished I will open up an official web page detailing the new system and how to use it.

However for those of you who are technically inclined who want to get to their site ahead of me or the curious I am opening up the control panel into a beta test.

The reason for going with a control panel is this gives the users more control and more services. For example, you want a mysql database? YOU can do it! You want email at your personal or Furtopia domain? Easily done! You'll also have live access to your logs and usage data.

The control panel is not finished or even skinned so should be considered a work in progress. IE: "open Beta test" As always Furtopia services are an "as is" best effort service and come with no warranty expressed or implied. Report any bugs/problems you find and please read all instructions.

Furtopia User Control Panel Address: https://www.furtopia.org/dtc Notice there is no ssl cert yet so it will warn and you will need to give an exemption.
Log in with your Furtopia username and password.

The control panel divided into your "My Account" -> You can view your stats and add new domains to your account. And your domains-> Here you will see your Furtopia/tdl domain where you can make ftp, dns, subdomain, and email services. Then Databases (your mysql), Password changing, and Support Tickets.

The very FIRST thing you will want to do when you enter is create an FTP account to your web space. All ftp accounts will need recreated because the account owner (you) now has control over ftp. For example if you host a collaborative project and want helpers to only access a part of your website (without being able to reach the other parts of your webpage) you could create a second ftp account with only this access.

To create your FTP click on the + sign next to your domain name. Next click on "FTP accounts". Choose your personal ftp login(@yourdomain.furtopia.org will be added to the login automatically), password and pick a path. On the Path option I STRONGLY suggest you pick the last option unless you know what you are doing (that says)-> /yourdomain.furtopia.org/subdomains/www/html/ Picking this path will have your ftp send you to your web html folder. Higher paths are chooseable to allow users to download logs/mail/etc (be careful accessing this! You can break it if you are not careful).

Example: Since my domain is whiteshepherd.furtopia.org if I typed in the ftp login "luckydog" at creation my ftp login would be "luckydog@whiteshepherd.furtopia.org" since @whiteshepherd.furtopia.org will be appended at the end of my logins. The reason for this is it allows users to pick any login they want without another user reserving that login. It may sound complicated but it's fairly easy following the menus.

If after trying you still can not figure it out no worries. Just send Kada-Ru a PM and we will set up an a ftp account for you.

Good luck and good testing... WhiteShepherd
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Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010 [28 May 2010|03:39pm]

Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« on: Today at 14:34 »
Just a heads up to all members here.

Since our switch of servers there have been some good things (speed and security). But we have also had many frustrating issues mainly with the hosting and the porting of our software. Due to these problems and wanting to improve services for existing members we will be completely replacing our hosting software. We will also be getting a commercial control panel that will allow members to add/remove their own mysql/domains/email a feature we have been wanting for years. I have also decided to hire a professional to help with this transfer.

When we got the new server it was a step in the right direction but I want to push till we have the reliable and trouble free hosting we had before. So on 6/1/2010 Furtopia hosting will be taken offline to make these updates. The software will be updated then all user web accounts will be restored by hand/script. Down/work time is estimated to be 1-4 days depending on many issues. However I will leave the forums online which can be reached at: http://forums.furtopia.org

I do not normally ask for donations. However this upgrade will cost us many hundreds of dollars. If you possibly can donate to this project it would be much needed and appreciated! Paypal address: fuzzydog@whiteshepherd.net

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Application Process updated! (more to come) [14 Dec 2009|03:50am]

[ mood | ecstatic ]

NOTICE: Due to spam bots causing problems with the application process we have completely re-written the Furtopia application software.  If you applied in the past and did not get a response you may do so again under the new system.  ALL new applicants WILL get a response within the first 60 hours.

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Web hosting applications are now working again! [02 Feb 2009|12:15am]

[ mood | cheerful ]

As it says in the subject line. WS was finally able to get them working and I will be processing all the apps I have saved in emails. :)

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Furtopia members website problems: [07 Jan 2009|03:46pm]

Please bear with us as we are now finding that when I processed a lot of applications last year they were not being properly processed on the server.

WS did work on one today that we were notified of that was not working properly, the member wasn't able to upload/make changes to their site, and I got another message about another account doing the same thing. If your website is not allowing you to see changes to your site please send me an email to kada-ru@kcff.net with your name and your website name. Example: (nick or real name or both) www.kada-ru.furtopia.org That way we can look at the site then figure out what needs to be fixed.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. We thank the members for bringing the problem to our attention.

If there is something other than the above happening with your site feel free to send me an email. BTW, if you lose your password/login info, I do have those in a database so if you haven't been able to access your site since setting it up ( ? ) just send me an email with the same info above.
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I hope everyone had great holidays and will have a better year this year! :)
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Web Hosting accounts [11 Dec 2008|09:28am]

[ mood | tired ]

I just want to let those know that if they have sent in an application for web hosting they are not being ignored. WS is doing some upgrading when he can get the time and so for the time being processing the applications is on hold. I will keep everyone updated.

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[06 Dec 2008|05:01pm]

I'm offering free sketches for the holidays!! Take a look?
If this isn't wanted I can delete it. I was going to post it on Furtopiaa but I dunno if that will cause me to be flooded even more for sketches XD

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Christmas Exchange is on it's way again! [22 Nov 2008|12:03pm]

For those members of Furtopia, every year we have a Christmas exchange! Don't forget to join in on the fun!

Happy Thanksgiving to all those that celebrate it!
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power outage [17 Sep 2008|04:22pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

We still are without power. Just letting everyone know. No applications can be processed till we have power again. Please be patient till we have power and access once again.

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forum statis [14 Sep 2008|07:25pm]

forums down, they have had 50+ mph winds with storms, trees and powerlines are down all over the place. If power isn't restored by tomorrow he is going to switch servers and get things back up and running.

Thught Id posed this to furtopia LJ but I goofed

newest update

WS called, his friend has power at his house,so hes going to take the server over there and hook it up until He gets power at home. Forums should be up in 2-hours.
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furtopia down due to Ike remains [14 Sep 2008|02:08pm]

Kada and WS are getting whats left of Hurricane Ike and its knocked the power out. Furtopia will be down until the power is restored.
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bleh [07 Jul 2008|09:03pm]

Furtopia shirt for sale. I have an extra for sale.4Xl might work for a full suit, perfect for a partial.
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FORUM's are back UP! [04 Mar 2008|08:40pm]


Please be patient if you are a forum member and haven't received your email as yet. It will take 3-4 hours for all emails to finish going out.

All members will need to reset their passwords. http://forums.furtopia.org/index.php?action=reminder
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Forum Status [03 Mar 2008|07:55pm]

[ mood | annoyed ]

As of right now the forums are being tested by staff for bugs and any other problems we may encounter.
They're rather pretty btw.

As of right now I'm not sure when the forums will go live. When we are sure the forums are ready for use we will open them up and send out an email to all the members letting them know the forums are back.

Sorry for the outage time. This attack hit us hard and we're busting our butts trying to get them up.

We hope to have the forums up ASAP. Keep an eye out in your emails for the email stating the forums are up. A post will also be made here when the forums are up and running live.

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Reflecting on the crisis... [03 Mar 2008|04:14pm]

The issue has caused quite a stir.  We've even made it to the front page of WikiFur.  Now this is a simple, easy way to express our opinions without riling up a storm.

The intention of this poll is simply to voice opinion, as Furtopia cares about the individuals in the community.  Face it, we're a community built up on friendships that have grown, developed, and flourished over the ages.  As a staff member, I believe it's important that the voice of the members be heard.

Note, however, that this poll has no power or will not force Furtopia into a specific course of action.  This is merely a reflection on the views and opinions of the users.  Please understand that :P.

Also note that many Furtopians are also LOL Furries.  I had considered making an option identifying out who is and who isn't affiliated with LOL Furries, but when I reflected, I had decided that we should look at each Furtopian's response without assuming bias.  After all, we are all Furtopians and we all are an equal part of the community.

And so, I ask only that you are completely certain on your selections.

Thank you for your time,
Poll #1148303 Furtopia Hack Crisis

On a 1-5 scale (Worst to Best), how do you think Furtopia handled the attack?

Mean: 3.18 Median: 3.5 Std. Dev 1.20

Do you believe LOL Furries as a group is responsible for the attack?


Of the options below, what is your view on the response of LOL Furries?

It was an admirable response that shows respect from LOL Furries
It is an acceptable apology for the incident
LOL Furries can't apologize just like that.
LOL Furries must have taken it down as a political scheme to make Furtopia look bad
No opinion / Don't care / Undecided / None of the Above

It has been suggested that Furtopia staff submit an official apology to LOL Furries, what is your view on this?

No, we should not apologize after the actions they have taken. They should apologize to us
No, but we accept their apology of taking down LOL Furries
Yes, it was childish of us to blame LOL Furries for the incident of individual(s), so we should apologize for the misaccusation
Yes, though the attack was LOL Furries' fault, we should apologize for the animocity

Any additional comments?

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Everyone please move on. [03 Mar 2008|12:12pm]

2008-03-03 10:18 am (local) (from
This topic is now finished. Please move on with your lives. Thank you.
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