I got depressed every time I opened my site and even more depressed every time I came here seeing the turmoil and fights and a future that looked to me like having to pay a large premium for any little thing if I wanted to continue using XF. BUT, that is getting to a point of being just a sour memory now that these forums are starting to become helpful again, I am seeing Mike (XF Mike) posting again helping us all, we see 1.1.4 released and whilst there is still no word on what 1.2 is likely to bring, I am seeing some great vibrant activity back here at XF which has fuelled my enthusiasm, providing a much brighter future, that has encouraged me to get back into things.
The point of this is that this was topped off with some great help and support I received about moving to a new server and the technologies that I could use like SSD drives, Percona etc. Then Mike Edge offered to set my new server up and migrate my sites over to it...what a godsend, a relief, a solution that with my very little knowledge of server admin was something that I would accept with open arms.
Mike handled it all. He did everything allowing me to relax knowing it was in safe hands. The communication from Mike was 2nd to none and I was aware of every step he was taking and within only a few hours the whole thing was done. Not only was all sites migrated over (one being around 2.5gb of data but Percona was installed instead of mySQL, ElasticSearch was installed and set up for my main site, DNS was all done and even a cacheing system (memcache) installed.
The server is purring so nicely and the sites are amazingly hassle free...I was so impressed with what and how Mike did it I paid him a little more as a donation to what my normal server admin guy was going to charge me for less work.
If anyone can avail themselves of Mike's services then don't hesitate.
Thanks Mike for a job extremely well done and for XF for providing a new future in forum software