It is with great regret that I must announce the closure of FEOC-UK with immediate effect.
Several weeks ago, the forum suddenly went offline without warning. I contacted the hosting provider to find out what was causing the 503 errors but got nowhere. A suggestion on the IP Board forums led me to believe that the version of IPB that was behind FEOC-UK was maybe a security risk. I took the decision to try and upgrade the forum to see if that would breathe life into the site. It was successful but only for a few days before the site crashed again.
It appears something spiked the database causing it to exceed the size of the SQL database it sits on. In order to bring it back online will require a bigger database, which will cost money to rectify and for the amount of traffic and regular users, I am no longer willing to subsidise it.
The site has been in decline for a while so I think it's now time to move on. Goodbye, and thank you to everyone who made it what it was.
Regards - WezXL