During the past two months we have been having a lot of problems with the website. From server overloads to hardware failures.
I have done everything in my powers to speed up the website because of these problems but it just didnt seem to work.
Tonyb, my acting Web server administrator would not put in the required amount of time to keep the webserver fully operational and at peak performance.
This has resulted in many down times and even lost of posts and user accounts.
Last night at about 6:55pm I received a email about our site being hacked. The Message board was altered and messages where being purged. I removed the bb software so they could not harm the site anymore.
I worked on the website for 4 hours last not going through each user file to see who was made a administrator and how they got in. I found out that the member directory that stores our accounts/passwords was never protected (Something Tonyb is responsible for).
I finally moved the directory so it couldnt be easily searched and remapped the bb software.
As I cleaned up the website and almost ready to go back online the website totally crashed. This could have been Tonyb shutting down the website so no other problems could happen. Or the machine failed due being overloaded once again and never came back.
As of right now I am sorry to say that Sportbikes.net will not be comming back anytime soon. I am firing Tonyb as my Web server administrator which will not allow me to run a free website anymore.
I will be finding other options due to the Popularity of Sportbikes.net.
Currently this place has been my other favorite BB to visit. I know the webmaster here and have emailed each other before. I hope everyone finds this place as a new home. I am really glad to see the banner problem was taken care of and I will be a visitor often to this website as long as that stays true.
Again, I am sorry that this has come to a conclusion like this. But I dont have enough time in the day to keep worring if the website is up and running ok. The decision of shutting down sportbikes.net isnt becuase of last nights hack. But no way of fixing a problem without a box being stable.
I wish everyone luck in the future and please feel free to email me at [email protected]
if you have any other questions.
1999 Kawasaki ZX9R - If it aint a 9R.. it isnt worth riding