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And we’re back!

Keith Adams



Well, if you’re reading this, then you’ll have already stumbled across our new server and found that the site should be exactly the same as it was before. After several late nights, Brian Gunn and I have transferred 2.5GB of data and 600MB of database to our new home at DBN Web Services.

With a decent host and proper support – as well as all the toys we need for building a shiny new CMS-based website, we’re finally on our way to modernising the website. It’s my intention to keep the navigation and general feel of any new site design pretty much as it is now. In the coming weeks and months, I will be looking for help from volunteers to do some cut/pasting of the existing pages into a new CMS – if you fancy assisting us with that, then please get in touch.

However,Β for now, I think we need to pause and take a breather from the stress of transferring the site. That said, if you spot any bugs or missing files, please let me know.

It’s been emotional!

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created in 2001 and built it to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Clsssics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasable adventures all across Europe.
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26 Comments on "And we’re back!"

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  1. Alex Scott says:

    Congratulations! Well done! Bravo!! πŸ™‚


  2. Alasdair Mackenzie says:

    The world can sleep safely in their beds knowing that AROnline is not disappearing.

    Thank you for your continuing efforts.

  3. DaveH says:

    Well done – let’s hope that this host doesn’t change the goal posts!

  4. Brian says:

    We have a great feeling about this host – the contact there has been extremely helpful and, even when problems were encountered with the DB import, he came up with a workaround.

    Anyway, as an aside, it might be worth clearing your cache and cookies for the site/forum (well, there are no cookies for the main site!) just to discount any browser wierdness which might cause 404 errors (as the content on the old host has now gone).

  5. Shep says:

    Excellent! πŸ˜€

  6. Ayd says:

    It appears to load quicker…

  7. Jonathan Carling Jonathan Carling says:

    Great to see AROnline’s back. Nice work guys!

  8. Mark Pitchford says:

    Yes, I think so too.

  9. Brian says:

    It does load very nicely – that’s because the new host is a beefy server which actually does what it should. πŸ™‚

    Sorry if you keep seeing style changes on the forum, I’m doing some fixes and housekeeping…

  10. Jeff says:

    Well done and thank you. AROnline’s too important a resource to lose.

  11. Matt says:

    Woo! Welcome back. Oh, and as for quicker, it positively flies along. Good work guys.

  12. Starbug2 says:

    Long may AROnline last

  13. Peterover says:


    That was a bit scary – doing my daily check for upates and gossip to find you gone!!

    Anyway, that made me appreciate just how lucky we are to have such a wonderful resource here…

    Cheers to Keith and the gang!


  14. roverman68 Neil Rapsey says:

    A great job – well done to all concerned.

  15. TonyLR2 says:

    Good to have you back!

    Keep up all the good work – much appreciated by this BMC>MGR enthusiast.

  16. WarrenL says:

    Everything seems to be good so far. It’s loading faster just for starters. Good work, team!

  17. Al Walter says:

    Great news! I would be gutted if AROnline disappeared – it’s the best motoring resource on the web. Your hard work is appreciated!

  18. Congratulations! You’ve done great work in switching servers so quickly.

    My sons and I have been reading AROnline for six years and we always enjoy all your articles and stories

    AROnline is a great platform for all fans and owners of Austin/Rover/ MG cars and, especially here in Germany, we need your website. Please keep on doing such good work.

    Best regards to Keith and all of the team!! Long live AROnline!


  19. Long may AROnline continue!! Great news Keith!!

  20. Darren, Lancs says:

    Nice one fellas, an excellent job.

    The site does seem to load much quicker too.

  21. Cookie1600 says:

    It has changed… Now it’s much quicker!!! Well done team – I was worried we might have a week without AROnline !

  22. KenS Ken Strachan says:

    Vorsprung durch Hydrolastic and all that…

  23. Ajax Soixantedix says:

    You’re not wrong, Cookie – it seems that the site is much quicker than before. Must be the twin carbs?

    I was worried we might have have an eternity without AROnline, let alone a week. It would have been tragic to lose such a fantastic repository of facts, figures, nuts, bolts, trivia, history and opinion.

    It’s great that the site has survived – well done to Keith and everyone who made it happen.

  24. Ken Strachan :
    Vorsprung durch Hydrolastic and all that…

    Quote of the week! πŸ™‚ Who’s going to make stickers to go on the rear windscreen??

  25. Mark Hayman says:

    Great news, well done! Let’s hope this server will support AROnline for some time into the future – it’s a great site Keith, keep up the good work. Thanks.

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