For anyone who has the same Problem with EMails not sent:

The EMails are sent to noreply@domain, with BCC to the subscribers.

If you use a SMTP-Plugin for mail delvery and you dont have an EMail-Address configured for “noreply@domain” set up the mail delivery fails.
Solution: Edit BBPress source that the Mails are sent eg to (and set up such an EMail-address) or leave it as it is and set up an EMails account = noreply@domain and clean it up frequently.


Finally its done without any downtime.
However – seriously, I don’t want to do this too often.

There are a lot af advantages for you:

  • short response times thanks to a fast server, 4 CPU-Cores, NGinx proxy
  • nice and better social-share buttons ensuring a zero-fingerprint while surfing
  • a new CDN ensures fast delivery of content all over the world (we’ll see if I can afford it..)
  • a better firewall for my own comfort ;-)

Ok, back to making maps!

Best regards, Christian

The OpenAndroMaps website moves to faster Server with 4 CPUs and a SSD within the next 7 days.
Again it’s a VPS couse its not possible to spend 100€ a month for a dedicated Server.

The move is more complicated than usual cause an IP-Subnet have to be moved too so I cannot test the Server until the switch is made. Lets hope the best – my apologies if there are downtimes…..

In any case the response time will increase bevore and during the switch couse I have to disable all optimizations and caching.


Wish me good luck for the switch….



I am forced to block some IP ranges from Chinese providers.

I really hate to do this – however, its no longer possibble to tolerate these planed attacks with sheduled downloads started across whole IP-ranges flooding the server.

So if you travel to China you should download the maps you need before entering China ’cause it may happen that these maps are not available there from some providers.


Webserver restored to normal operation…..

Appearently an expensive VPS doesn’t guarantee a fast delivery for the webpages.

The last 24h the performance of the webserver is inferior.
The hosting company is informed about this issue, told me that they have found the problem, told me that they are on the way to solve it….

… however, I cant see any improvement …

Sorry, I can’t do anything to solve this besides taking a rootserver into consideration …

Seriously I like to develop the maps and give support to you – but the problems with laggy or flodded servers and hacking attacks is anoying – for everyone.


Best regards, Christian


unfortunately I cant give support the next 2weecs because of some problens concerning my personal health.

i would ask the exverienced user to help the newbys


Dear OAM-Community,

During the last weeks the pageviews increased by 100% so Openandromaps is forced to move to a faster and more expensive server (again) within the same hoster.

During the move there may occour some short downtimes – sorry for any inconvinience…

Best regards,

Dear Openandromaps-Community,

Unfortunately the switch to the new, responsive Website was not that big success.

The Theme I used finally proved to be:

a.) expensive
b.) of beautifull design
c.) responsive
d.) useless under heavy load
e.) despite the fantastic page speed index slower than the old, free Athahualpa Theme
f.) designed far away from all WordPress standards so nothing really worked (even the download-links were unreliable under load)

OK, 3 weekends wasted – shit happens.. ;-)

Anyway, as more and more user access this website using mobile devices I will processd changing this website to a responsive, mobile layout, BUT with a slim, fast Theme.

Please clear your Browser cache and sorry for any inconvenience,

Best bregards,


The Openandromaps website is under attack, today at 14:10h MEZ the was requested 306 times within 2 minutes from the same IP – probably the same person who attacked the site during the last 3 weeks but from different provider.

Well, this is anoying for everyone and there is virtualy nothing I can do against this in the moment.
This is a fight against windmills – I lock one IP – next attack comes from a different IP.

Seems that someone is busy to take this website from the net…

Best regards,