The CMS software is now installed!  Not much left to do now.  Just need to:

Create News Categories

Create a theme template

Add forums

Create forum categories

Add a Calendar

Populate Calendar with 2018 events

Add Logins

 

My goal is to have the site fully functional by December 1, 2017.

 

I've been busy with after hours maintenance for work and haven't yet had time to work on this site. I'm hoping to take another stab at it this weekend. In the meantime, please consider showing your support for the battle for the internet.

I discovered that that the upgrade in at least ISPConfig3.1.4, probably an earlier version, changed the way Let's Encrypt certificates were aquired. ISPConfig would first try to test the DNS entry for the hosted site and fail if you were running NAT without route reflection enabled. It only took all day of trying to find the right log combined with just the right google search to find that issue. After enabling NAT rout reflection in pfsense, ISPConfig can now determine the domain/DNS entry is correct and request the certificate from Let's Encrypt (verified in the logs). I was hoping that would fix the issue, but alas, I still can not get a secure connection to my test site, https://www.sternnenterprises.com. I will have to delve into the logs some more and hopefully figure it out.

So, yeah. While taking care of running updates on the OS and the web hosting software something broke. Bad. The web server software would no longer start. While trying to troubleshoot I only made things worse. I have been in the process of rebuilding the server. Again.

I have built a new server using the latest OS and web hosting software. Everything seems to be working fine EXCEPT my SSL certificates are not being generated correctly. No SSL, no secure communication with the server. This is the last hurdle before I start rebuilding the Sternn Heavy Industries website along with the others I host.

Thank you for your patience and keep checking back here. I will try to get updates out more often.