If this maintenance is by the web host (https://www.justhost.com/
) or if is to upgrade the forum software
, then there should be no noticeable change to the look and feel of the forum. Upgrading the forum software will improve performance and security. Installed Themes and Smileys should not be affected.
If this is an upgrade to the forum software, remember to also upgrade the language pack (smf_2-0-11_english-utf8
). The "utf8" designation will allow special characters (foreign languages) already present in some of the posts to be preserved.
Also keep in mind that the language packs need to be manually edited before upload to include the Chat and Gallery buttons. Instructions for this are here: How do I add buttons to SMF 2.0
. The easiest method would be to copy the exiting text form the current text files to the new text files before uploading to the server.
"The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Greenwich Mean Time, during the shortest days of autumn and winter (UTC−7), and by subtracting six hours during daylight saving time in the spring, summer, and early autumn (UTC−6). The clock time in this zone is based on the mean solar time at the 105th meridian west of the Greenwich Observatory."
The time of the server maintenance (9:30 pm MST) will vary depending on your location and time zone.