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Re: My Retro FlatPress Blogs

Post by bttr » Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:29 am

George wrote: Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:42 pm no costs what so ever
blue onyx is free
flatpress is free
no ip for a free domain name
just your time to set it up
here is some basics
https://www.mypoppy.uk/blog/static.php?page=This-server
you will need to open ports on your router like 80 444 22 but thats simple
George, your statement "no costs what so ever" is wrong. Repeating yourself doesn't make it less wrong.
  1. As already mentioned, electricity is not free.
  2. Maybe getting a used computer is not free.
  3. Time is not "free", because you won't live forever.
To cut power costs, probably a used Raspberry Pi for hosting at home could be good enough: https://www.instructables.com/Raspberry ... og-server/

But it depends on the number of visitors and offered content, i.e., serving lots of videos is probably a bad idea.

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Re: My Retro FlatPress Blogs

Post by virtualsky » Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:39 pm

George wrote: Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:42 pm no costs what so ever
blue onyx is free
flatpress is free
no ip for a free domain name
just your time to set it up
here is some basics
https://www.mypoppy.uk/blog/static.php?page=This-server
you will need to open ports on your router like 80 444 22 but thats simple
Thank you, George, for your suggestion. I think what you're suggesting here is hosting my own server. It's a great idea and I used to do this (using Linux and Apache), before moving out of the city and off of the grid. We now live out in the middle of nowhere, off-grid, and the only access to the Internet we have is via our cell phone hotspot. But, we also save on expenses by not having unlimited bandwidth. So, hosting from home isn't feasible right now.

However, Byethost may be just what I'm looking for. I'm just checking them out and it looks as though you can install Flatpress with one of their free accounts. So, there's hope. :D
It ain't retro to me.... it's just how I live!
https://www.chorusgrove.site/retroblog

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Re: My Retro FlatPress Blogs

Post by bttr » Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:00 pm

From https://byet.host/index.php/free-hosting:
Along with all this, we provide free FTP, PHP 5.3, MySQL and our very popular feature
PHP version 5.3? Really?! :o
PHP 5.3 is no longer officially supported as of 30 Jun 2012. That's only ten years back. :lol:

FlatPress requires PHP 5.6. :!:

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Re: My Retro FlatPress Blogs

Post by virtualsky » Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:25 pm

bttr wrote: Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:00 pm FlatPress requires PHP 5.6. :!:
Seems to be working, though! http://my64.iblogger.org/press/ :D It says that I'm now running Flatpress 1.2.1. Is that the latest stable release?

Now, I just need to start migrating my blog posts to my new Flatpress install. I'm a very happy camper.
It ain't retro to me.... it's just how I live!
https://www.chorusgrove.site/retroblog

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Re: My Retro FlatPress Blogs

Post by bttr » Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:39 pm

virtualsky wrote: Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:25 pm
bttr wrote: Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:00 pm FlatPress requires PHP 5.6. :!:
Seems to be working, though! http://my64.iblogger.org/press/ :D It says that I'm now running Flatpress 1.2.1. Is that the latest stable release?

Now, I just need to start migrating my blog posts to my new Flatpress install. I'm a very happy camper.
That's cool. 8-)

Yes, 1.2.1 is the latest FlatPress release.

You can lookup the PHP version on your server from the FP administration area -> Maintain -> Show info about PHP.

By the way: If you would like to know, how many pages your blog consists of, then you may wish to use my new tiny shiny plugin 'Count Pages' released just a few minutes ago: https://www.robertriebisch.de/2022/04/2 ... st-fertig/ (page is German only, but instructions included are in English and the plugin supports German and English so far).

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Re: My Retro FlatPress Blogs

Post by virtualsky » Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:49 pm

Hey thanks for mentioning it! I'll check it out for sure.

According to Maintenance page, I'm running PHP 7.4.8
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Re: My Retro FlatPress Blogs

Post by Madekozu » Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:12 pm

I'm glad you found a way to continue your blog.

By the way, your blog has a very interesting topic. I like good, old technology, not only for nostalgic reasons, but also because it can often be repaired. I prefer that to the constant "Throw it out, buy it new" from today.

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Re: My Retro FlatPress Blogs

Post by bttr » Mon Apr 25, 2022 2:48 pm

virtualsky wrote: Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:49 pm Hey thanks for mentioning it! I'll check it out for sure.

According to Maintenance page, I'm running PHP 7.4.8
Don't forget to add your blog to https://wiki.flatpress.org/res:users.
If you don't want to register to the wiki just for this task, I could add your blog for you.

Version 7.4.8 is the latest in the PHP 7.x series. That's fine until November.
PHP 7.4 will only receive security updates until 28 Nov 2022.
After 7.x comes 8.x, which, as far as I understand, FlatPress is not ready for currently.

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Re: My Retro FlatPress Blogs

Post by Arvid » Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:51 pm

virtualsky wrote: Sat Apr 23, 2022 6:15 pmIf Admin thinks it's best to remove this thread from the forum, I completely understand.
No need to, everything's evolving and changing constantly :)

bttr wrote: Mon Apr 25, 2022 2:48 pmAfter 7.x comes 8.x, which, as far as I understand, FlatPress is not ready for currently.
In fact, FlatPress 1.2.1 runs smoothly with PHP 8.0 as well. We're actively working on PHP 8.1 support.
I took the opportunity to clarify the Download page and the Tech FAQ on this :)

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Re: My Retro FlatPress Blogs

Post by virtualsky » Mon Apr 25, 2022 7:06 pm

Madekozu wrote: Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:12 pm I'm glad you found a way to continue your blog.

By the way, your blog has a very interesting topic. I like good, old technology, not only for nostalgic reasons, but also because it can often be repaired. I prefer that to the constant "Throw it out, buy it new" from today.
Thanks so much and I totally agree with you on the idea of repair over replace when ever I can. I still do my "modern day" computing on an Acer Aspire One netbook. I'm either considered "cheap", "stubborn" or "resourceful", depending on a person's point of view. ;)

Oh, and I've updated my entry in the Wiki with the new info. Thanks for the reminder!
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