Moving Existing Sites to Sixie.net
The service and quality of the sixies.net websites are deteriorating under the tender care of Wyenet.com. Time for a move to something better: Sixie.net!
What will happen to the data on my old website?
Wyenet offers backup of the entire website to a file that I can download and unpack on my computer, then re-upload to your new website. Outside of the Oekaki (one of the vicitms of wyenet.com), I am unaware of anyone else who used mysql databases, so we're in the clear.
What will happen to my sixies email?
Save what's in it or forward it to an existing e-mail: I can't move it.
Will you move my password?
Unfortunately no. See below for giving me a new password.
What is the name of the new website and how will I access it?
Depends on the website. If I gave you an FTP account, such as 'waiwai', then I will give you a brand new website, "waiwai.sixies.net", and set the password to what you want. If I did uploads for you (as I did for genesis, Freak, and Apocalypse Watcher), then you do NOTHING: the address will be UNCHANGED, and I'll move everything over for you.
Can I access it using the "/~name/" or the "/users/<name>" path?
Yes and no: I will set up www.sixies.net
so that URL accesses will be rerouted to your new website using both paths: I've tested it, and I'm fairly sure it will work. However, I recommend switching to the <name>.sixies.net address ASAP.
What will be my FTP name and address?
Use <name>.sixies.net, with <name> as your user name.
Can I have a different name this time?
Yes! Let me know what it is, along with a password. Give me the old one also, and I'll not only upload the files you had, but also set up URL forwarding using the old scheme.
What do I have to do?
Follow the instructions on this page
, letting me know what your sixies.net login name was and that you want your stuff uploaded to the new site.
I have my own Domain name! Can you host it for free?
Any changes to the Use Restrictions?
Nope. The usual stuff
. Nothing more or less than what Wyenet forbade. They must use the same lawyers.
How long do I have?
I'm trying my best to get to everyone before the changeover, which I tenatively plan for the First Saturday of August. See the www.sixies.net
home page for news and updates.