Why was popuw.com Down for 3 years back then?

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DridiSara123
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Why was popuw.com Down for 3 years back then?

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Hello.

At some point in 2008 popuw.com was no longer available and was greeted with "404 Not Found". Popuw.com was only back online in July 2011. I would be interested in what was going on? And why did it take so long until Popuw.com is online again? Has something happened to the server, has there been any dispute or due to natural disasters?
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Re: Why was popuw.com Down for 3 years back then?

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(I'm not sure why you posted your question on the "Introductions" board, but...)
DridiSara123 wrote: October 23rd, 2021, 12:46 pmAt some point in 2008 popuw.com was no longer available and was greeted with "404 Not Found". Popuw.com was only back online in July 2011. I would be interested in what was going on? And why did it take so long until Popuw.com is online again? Has something happened to the server, has there been any dispute or due to natural disasters?
Maintaining the PoPUW website+forum was time-consuming and arduous (yet fulfilling) for Jalal, and when he ran into hosting issues, he decided to take a break. Some related quotations below.

poirot:
poirot wrote: April 3rd, 2009, 8:41 amJalal was very busy to keep maintaining the page and when his hosting had problems and literally disappeared he just couldn't start it over again using an old backup. It is very important to know that keeping a forum alive, being its manager, keeping the community alive, contacting old members to remind them that some open threads may need their answers, keeping the phpbb versions, skins, latest pop news and download sections up-to-date, banning spammers, etc is a very hard task jalal was doing everyday.
poirot wrote: April 11th, 2009, 11:04 pmit was just too much, he needed a lot of help from us too.
mk1995:
mk1995 wrote: July 21st, 2009, 8:04 pmBut to make a long story full of false rumors short, the hoster Jalal hosted the site from went down (so, obviously, PoPUW went down with it).
Veke:
Veke wrote: April 2nd, 2009, 11:55 amIt was just mainly that he couldn't keep the site up with all the other things in his life.
Veke wrote: November 21st, 2009, 5:48 pmI've talked of this with Jalal many times, naturally he is very willing to bring it back and will work on it whenever he has time to.
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