For the past 3 days I have been looking at what is required to get the SOAR services up and running on a new server with an updated operating system and software versions. I ran final tests on the newly provisioned server yesterday. The short and unfortunate answer is that it will take weeks to bring it back up. Given the complexity, I also can’t easily commit to a specific date.
You all need websites services immediately to continue your daily unit operations and communications. So the right thing to do is to provide that to you.
Both Troopmaster and TroopWebHost are reputable and feature rich website services for scouting organizations. After talking to the owners, they were eager to assist. One thing I’ve always loved about the scouting community – genuinely great people.
We made arrangements to assist in your transition from SOAR to them. This will include import of data from your SOAR website and special discounts to start. In a bad situation, I want to thank both Troopmaster and TroopWebHost for their support.
You can go and setup a website on their services and get started NOW! The choice of which is yours. Full details can be found below. While each has many of the same features as SOAR, keep in mind that their user interface will be new to you and take some time to get used to.
SOAR website services will not be available again. We are going to focus on getting customers their data and working with Troopmaster and TroopWebHost to get it imported.
I am deeply saddened by all of this. SOAR and all of you have all been my life for the last 18 years. I will miss it greatly. At the same time, it’s the right thing to do for our customers.
Owner – SOAR