Dear Seraphim. Please do report in.I think it is possible to set up dropbox on a per-user basis to automatically sync like he is talking about. Just based on the windows client behavior, which I installed on one of my local systems to see what exactly it does.
Would have to read into how to perform the same function using the Linux CLI version, and then figure out a way to automate the process so it either maintains a daemon for it or does a polling check. Will experiment with this, since if it can be done dropbox would solve the dilemna I have of keeping both copies of my website in sync when developing new code for it.
Yuk! I think I agree that your hardware stayed put though. I'd just noticed that something was getting you down : (I hate having epilepsy. Back in the saddle again the server didn't go down while I was gone according to my monitoring.
I'll retract this since it looks like a health situation!Well, so be it. Babblehost got too busy to win the SpeedService award.
Heh - the terminology gets a little weird here, and I'm sure we'll have to fiddle with settings... but the "Top of my Dropbox" should match the "top of my web area" for example where the top ReVision files are. Please do not use the "Dropbox-public" folder, because that's for web2.0 type sharing - I am using a webhost to share to the world!Okay I have a test config up and running. Dropbox will operate successfully in a shell, and it is fairly simple to set up that way. At this very moment two independant instances of it are operating on my server, each under a different username.
The only quirk I see is that the daemon for it has to be started and stopped manually or using a cron job, though if I tinker with the code enough I might be able to create a plugin for virtualmin to automate it.
Anyway what folders in your account do you want linked to it, and where should they appear. I figured out in testing that I can symlink them into the dropbox folder and it will automatically keep them synchronized, which should be the behavior you were hoping for keeping all of the copies identical. In fact I may use it for a similar purpose to keep some of my own code sorted out a little more reliably.
While possibly his other DirectAdmin is still up, my site is already down for something past a day now, then coupled with no response from him here. It's an opt-in promo spotlight, so even if he limps along later, I can no longer recommend him as a top choice.I think what happened was he had a day front fixing computers, a few people I know do that instead of a steady income like mine.
But when he was going out of town he would be without that for a while, and didn't have enough money to continue.
What effect does that have on the rankings though?
Edit: Okay he might not be dead yet. I reread the thread that information came from, and have sent him an email asking about it. Not sure what this would mean for your metrics, but I would at least like to see what he has put together before it is lost even if he still does intend to close down in the long run. Also there has been no indication that Cross Industries is dropping it's web hosting on their own forum, so if his servers really do start dropping suddenly due to non-payment his users are going to be taken by surprise.