All Knowing Force Official Server Update – Goodbye Yahoo
Update 9/13, 11pm: All Knowing Force will remain hosted by Yahoo. There were several factors that contributed to the decision. We feared that switching to a new server in the midst of the current Yahoo/WordPress disconnect that’s current plaguing 1000’s of sites might make matters worse. We have developed several workarounds that will allow us to keep providing content. I’ve closed this article to comments. It will be moved out of the Headline section by the afternoon on Wednesday. Thank you.
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After a tumultuous two weeks, I made the difficult decision to end All Knowing Force’s multi-year relationship with Yahoo. It came to my attention that Yahoo’s servers do not meet the requirements for the latest version of WordPress. The error message received when attempting to upgrade is, “You cannot update because WordPress 3.2.1 requires PHP version 5.2.4 or higher and MySQL version 5.0 or higher. You are running PHP version 4.3.11 and MySQL version 4.1.14.” This is not All Knowing Force-specific, but a pandemic plaguing every Yahoo-hosted WordPress-powered site.
I called Yahoo multiple times and was told their servers would be upgraded to meet the requirements of the latest version of WordPress by the beginning of 2012. That’s unacceptable. The interface for posting articles is malfunctioning and the only way to circumvent the problem would be to write the HTML code manually. That would take way too much time.
I’m quite perplexed that Yahoo is refusing to meet the needs of their customers. Yes, the customer service representative was pleasant and helpful. Yes, he stated they were aware of the issue. Unfortunately, when a company with the market share and size of Yahoo projects to take more than three months to resolve an issue impacting 10,000+ users…actually, draw your own conclusions. Structurally, there’s almost certainly no way that Yahoo can return to the once dominant position it occupied before Google entered the arena and Facebook became what it is.
Thank you for understanding. I will continuously update this post. We will have a new home in the next 48 hours.