Topic: New user migrating an old project from SourceForge
I'm a developer of Exult (http://exult.info) a recreation of the game engine of the DOS game Ultima VII. Exult is 24 years old and has been on SourceForge for 22 years. With the slow but steady degrading of SourceForge (yes, they got a bit better but not enough) we needed a new home for Exult. Source is on Github but the webpage needs a home that outlasts a single user (I have no problem paying for internet service but what happens when I can't anymore for any reasons and suddenly the webpage is gone?) so tuxfamily seems to be the right place.
Project is approved and now I wanted to ask some things before starting out the migration.
- we are using the domain name exult.info that I pay for (probably the only thing I cannot make future proof) and I see that on requesting webspace I can enter that. Question is: should I (yet)? Migration will take a bit and in the meantime our webpage at SF should still work while I want to be able to test things out on tuxfamily. When I enter exult.info at the webspace request, can I test it even though http://exult.info still points at the SF page?
- how can I update the webpage automatically? Our webpage source is on github, when we change something there a github action runs, that uploads a zip of the webpage code to SF, then opens an interactive shell there and unzips the webpage to its place. At first glance it looks as if that would work here as well (except you don't need to start an interactive shell but just log in via ssh?).
- AFAICT installing phpBB is not a problem and I guess all the mail stuff works :) (huge problem on SF is that they disabled all outgoing scripts, prwebmail, etc... which makes hosting a support forum a real pain). We have very little traffic :)
- once I have everything set up, the site can be secured via an SSL certificate, right? How is that done?
Sorry for the many questions but I want to do it right before maing a mess :)
Thanks for accepting us :)