Virago Help moved to new server

Hey everyone. As the notice on the site said I am moving the website to a new server to cover future traffic we might receive. The FORUM side I am still trying to get fixed so please be patient.

Thanks to everyone who is a member and visitor!

Happy Easter Sunday!

Hope everyone has a Great Easter Sunday! Enjoy times spent with family as you never know what the future holds so you should make the most of each day.

Spring is officially here so dust off those helmets, and riding gear, and hit the road! Drive safe.

Happy New Years but also Sad News as well…

I wish everyone a happy new years but I also have some bad news to include. Any of you that were familiar with my personal life have known I have been doing my best to take care of my ailing father. Well, as of 38 hours ago he has finally passed and I say finally since his quality of life has been terrible hardly knowing who he was or where he was at lately. I am glad he is a peace yet severely torn in anguish from his passing. Please, I ask that anyone here at the site needing anything please give me around a week or so to figure out what we as a family are doing. Many thanks.
Rob

 

PS: anyone interested in helping with our families cost incurred at this time please send anything you wish trough paypal to admin@viragohelp.com

Update 2016-10-21

Hello all. Have been offline for the past week due to computer issues. But I’m back. Just finished taking care of more SEO and cache issues. If anyone notices any problems with the site please let me know. If you can you might have to go into your browser settings and delete any cookies stored from this site as that is how it keeps track of logged in users and various other tasks. If that doesn’t help then something is wrong here. As I said please let me know. Peace.

Rob

SSL and Dedicated IP installed and working- need your help!!

Hi and thanks to everyone for your help!

 

Now that our site is secure (SSL – the lock that appears in the browser area) should say https:// now instead of just http://. This means it is super hard for a hacker to intercept your communications with the site.

What we need help with is if anyone has any problems note them down, what you did to cause the problem, and the URL of the page you were on. This will help me greatly in upgrading code to work properly with our new SSL.

 

I have already went through the site code and fixed everything I could. But I don’t claim to be great at anything so I am sure there will be problems to be addressed. Thanks to everyone for putting up with me!

 

Now the lock colors and what they mean. It should always be a green lock. If the lock is orange or red it means most likely an image or something on the web-page isn’t loading under SSL and I need to fix it. So same again just let me know. You can contact me at admin@viragohelp.com or you can use the contact us form at http://viragohelp.com/phpbb3/memberlist.php?mode=contactadmin

Once again many thanks to all of you that have made this website what it is and is becoming. I hear that there are a few virago help sites out there that have been blatantly abusing their members.

Well come on over to us, we respect and welcome everyone. If there are any issues with our site administration abusing their Powers contact me admin@viragohelp.com and I will look through the web logs and take any actions necessary. Thanks and Peace.

Rob

Site going down for upgrades

Many thanks to all who helped make our first big site upgrade happen!! We are upgrading our hosting package just enough to add some more CPU usage available for now. We are also going SSL which will make our website much after to use as well as adding our very own dedicated IP address to our site.!!!!

This will keep our users much safer as well as hopefully give us a slightly better ranking among the robot that crawl websites and determine where they are placed in the search engines results area. Thanks everyone!! Lets all pray for an even better second year. Peace!!

Rob

Close to Donation Goal!

we are super close to our 6 month goal. Another $10 just came in from member pmprogrammer. Many Thanks to him and all the others who have helped. Since I broke the yearly campaign into two 6 month campaigns it has made the amount much more attainable. We needed $170 and are down to only needing $30 more to end this campaign. Next one wont start until January-Febuary of 2017. So any amount helps, those of you who can help us reach our final goal please don’t be shy and help out. Your contribution can even be anonymous if you like. Thanks everyone for making ViragoHelp.com the great site it is!! Peace.

rob

Many thanks

First of all, I would just like to thank all of you who have come forward to monetarily help keep the site online. You are greatly appreciated.

Also a thanks goes out to all our members who visit the site frequently to read the new posts and questions to see if they have a particular answer a new Yamaha Virago owner needs help with.

Without both groups mentioned above this site would cease to exist because I would not work so hard trying to keep this site online like I do. Getting to see how many people this site helps is what drives me in my fight to keep Viragoelp.com online and available for new and old visitors to see.

Most all members here know the back story of how this site  came to be. If it wasn’t for a  great guy named Joe, this website wouldn’t have come to realization. He has been a great guy to know and work with.

We are getting real close to hitting the 50% mark on donations needed to cover our sites next upgrade. I Think I might just make a 2X a year donation drive, once every 6 months, to hopefully make it easier for all of us to put the funding together we need.

I am sending a special thanks out to Joe and a deserved THANK YOU especially since him knowing how hard times have been for me. Well Joe, I know times aren’t easy for you either so that makes the letter you sent even that bigger of a deal. I haven’t bought a new $10 pair of shoes in over 5 years… and as bad as I would like to get another cheap pair I just cannot knowing the site needs the help so badly.

SO MANY THANKS TO YOU JOE YOU ARE AN AMAZING GUY! I only ask that members of our site give him the pat on the back he is due! He is a silent superman NEVER asking for praise but I think he deserves LOTS of Praise!

 

Here is where we stand in donations:

I am changing amounts to reflect just a 6 month campaign instead of the full yearly campaign:

OK. THE TIME HAS COME.

GOAL $170 -6 Month Goal

TOTAL RECEIVED SO FAR $130

SO CLOSE ONLY $40 TO GO!!

We hit 12.09% CPU usage yesterday. That is wayyy over our allotted 4% average and even with all the streamlining I have done to try to keep it under 4% daily. which I might say was mildly successful, we are still having days spiking up huge CPU numbers that I just can’t get around unless I actually shut down the site once we reach our 4% usage total every day. That would bring the site to its knees in the face of showing up in google search results. I see now why Dr. Piston and the “VOC” Virago Owners Club ended up going offline. We need a massive campaign to put up enough funds to cover a semi dedicated server package for one year. It would allow us 20% average CPU usage time which should be plenty for us with room to grow for the next 2 years if my numbers I crunched are correct. I did manage to get the site a considerable savings of instead of $30 a month I opened up a reseller account allowing us to get it for $25 a month.(The Reseller Discount) We Also need SSL and a dedicated IP while were at it. So in total we need 12 Months X $25 = $300 plus we get the reseller discount on the SSL and IP boughten together for only $35. Thats for 12 months as well. So… Here is the total $335 taxes included. We recently just got a $20 donation plus I have some advertising money and other donation money I put up that hasn’t been used on the site yet.
So what I am asking is for everyone who is a part of this site to help out if they can by donating using the link on the left hand side of the site. (Donate to ViragoHelp) If you have any trouble using this link then instead you can fdollow trhe directions below by going directly to PAYPAL.

If you are familiar with PAYPAL you can easily go there to Paypal.com and log into your account and choose to send money. Add admin@viragohelp.com as the recipient and the money will go straight to our account. Every dollar counts so even if you are only able to send a buck then please do because it WILL help.

What Donation Box Looks Like

Even if you can only donate one dollar… every bit donated can AND will help! I will keep a running total on this web-page. You can recheck this page to see how close we are to obtaining our goal. Many thanks to those around here who help out and want nothing more than to see this website thrive!

THANK YOU ALL!!!!

Goal = $170 (6 Month Goal)

 

Totals So Far: $130
$20 random donation

$40 saved in donations and in advertising revenue

$30 from Choppin (Thanks!)

$20 more kicked in by me(I’m doing my best to come up with extra funds for the site)

$20 From Joe! (THANKS FRIEND)

 

 

 

 

Donation Campaign To Upgrade Viragohelp.com

DONATION CAMPAIGN

OK. THE TIME HAS COME.

GOAL $335

TOTAL RECEIVED SO FAR $110

STILL NEEDING $225

We hit 12.09% CPU usage yesterday. That is wayyy over our allotted 4% average and even with all the streamlining I have done to try to keep it under 4% daily. which I might say was mildly successful, we are still having days spiking up huge CPU numbers that I just can’t get around unless I actually shut down the site once we reach our 4% usage total every day. That would bring the site to its knees in the face of showing up in google search results. I see now why Dr. Piston and the “VOC” Virago Owners Club ended up going offline. We need a massive campaign to put up enough funds to cover a semi dedicated server package for one year. It Would allow us 20% average CPU usage time which should be plenty for us with room to grow for the next 2 years if my numbers I crunched is correct. I did manage to get the site a considerable savings of instead of $30 a month I opened up a reseller account allowing us to get it for $25 a month.(The Reseller Discount) We Also need SSL and a dedicated IP while were at it. So in total we need 12 Months X $25 = $300 plus we get the reseller discount on the SSL and IP boughten together for only $35. I think and thats for 12 months as well. So… Here is the total $335 taxes included. We recently just got a $20 donation plus I have some advertising money and other donation money I put up that hasn’t been used on the site yet.
So what I am asking is for everyone who is a part of this site to help out if they can by donating using the link on the left hand side of the site. (Donate to ViragoHelp) If you have any trouble using this link then instead you can follow the directions below by going directly to PAYPAL.

If you are familiar with PAYPAL you can easily go there to Paypal.com and log into your account and choose to send money. Add admin@viragohelp.com as the recipient and the money will go straight to our account. Every dollar counts so even if you are only able to send a buck then please do because it WILL help.

What Donation Box Looks Like

I don’t care if you can only donate one dollar… every bit donated can AND will help! I will keep a running total on this web-page. You can recheck this page to see how close we are to obtaining our goal. Many thanks to those around here who help out and want nothing more than to see this website thrive!

THANK YOU ALL!!!!

Goal = $335

Totals So Far: $90
$20 random donation

$40 saved in donations and in advertising revenue

$30 from Choppin (Thanks!)

$20 more from me(I’m doing my best here guys to get it together)

 

New Donor

Special thanks to Linyoest for becoming a Platinum Member! The site is currently on the edge of needing to be upgraded again. We are averaging 500-600 visitors a day and it is taxing the hosting to its current limits. We are hitting our CPU usage limit for the server and it is time to get a dedicated IP as well as changing the site over to SSL to help keep information on the site safer. Donations like this is what will keep this site going. Many thanks to all who have helped!

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