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About the SABG web site

The SABG web-site started in October 2006. In April 2018, a new version of the SABG web site was established, which is intended to contain all the information from the original SABG web site (which will remain available for a while, but will not be updated). The URL (location, address) at which the web site can be found has not changed. It is or just The software used to manage the web site is DokuWiki. It is a secure web-site. If your web browser says it isn’t, go to Information about our compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be found in our Privacy Policy.

I am very grateful to Andrew Jones and Cardiff University who provided the “Biodiversity” server on which we ran the original SABG web site from 2006 to 2017 at no cost to the SABG. It is no longer being kept up to date.

The new version is hosted by a company whose servers are housed in an energy-efficient data centre powered by energy from green renewable sources. It’s implemented as a “wiki” in order to make it easier for people to contribute to it. The page “What's a wiki?” gives more details of how it works. Please email me with any problems or suggestions.

Two main things have changed:

  • Server hardware (where the web pages are stored): The web-site is now being hosted in the UK by Kualo Ltd., who say they provide “fast, secure & rock-solid hosting”, a claim backed by a “99.9% Uptime Guarantee“ and many positive reviews. They also have strong environmental credentials as mentioned above.
  • Server software (which sends the pages to your web browser): I’m now using “wiki” software which will hopefully make it look smarter and more modern, make it easier to maintain and update, and in due course make it possible for members to contribute directly.

What's a wiki?

A wiki appears to the user just like any other web site. However, behind the scenes there is software which makes it easier for the person maintaining the web site (at present Richard White, and perhaps others in due course) to make additions and changes. This is the main reason why I have switched to the use of a wiki instead of an ordinary web site. See Wikipedia's own explanation of what a wiki is, and what it has to do with shuttle buses at Honolulu airport.

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