Our Internet Service Provider (ISP) is ReadyHosting.com. Our website lives on their computers, which they keep running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without fail, more or less. On Monday, June 26, they upgraded their web server software to IIS10. That completely broke our website, and in response to my requests for support, they said
In other words, they broke lots of other people’s websites too.Due to server upgrade process, we have received more volume than expected and we are unable to get back to you in a timely manner.
It took ReadyHosting about two days to get their ASP server working, and a couple more days to get their database servers fixed as well. By the end of the week, most of our website was back up again, all except for the pilot forum. The forum relied on PHP interaction with a Microsoft Access database, and ReadyHosting told me in a roundabout way that they were not going to fix that.
The only option was to migrate the pilot forum from Microsoft Access to MySQL. Since I’m not a web developer, I had some learning to do. It's been a lot of work and there were a bunch of challenges, but I think it all worked out. If you encounter any problems, please let me know.