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We have made many changes for this third version of FSP.In our effort to keep this website user-friendly and secure, we re-installed everything from scratch, the old platform was unstable and hard to update with the numerous core hacks and bridges used over the years. It was time to get a fresh start and see what was available in 2012 for a community website using opensource. Tests were made to switch from the core CMS to Wordpress or Drupal, but none of these provided enough free extensions to make FSP better, and transfering the existing data from joomla was almost impossible in most cases. Some work had to be done on the webserver, the previous one became too expensive to run, and not fast enough for the constant increase in traffic we have. We changed the operating system from Ubuntu to Centos , improved webserver speed thanks to the use of Varnish Cache, we installed the latest Joomla 2.5. The forum was converted from Phpbb to Kunena it is now fully integrated within Joomla, and offers many new exiting features. We have installed a "Classifieds" component that will be used from now on for selling/buying equipement. As usual, your feedback is important to us, so do not hesitate to PM or email an administrator.
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