WorldBox Server Solution v.3.0 released! from Magnus Morgenstern's blog

The concept of WorldBox Server Solution v. 3.0. 

WorldBox is designed for self-hosting . The main idea of this version is the freedom to organize and manage a common server architecture. We did not close the work of WorldBox functions by implementing them in an executable file. Thus, the World Box consists of a user menu, a file system and several bat files. This is due to the fact that in order to start the grid, it is necessary to distribute the load on your HDD (SSD recommended) very wisely. Ideally, you should keep Robust server, regional servers and a database on different disks, which greatly improves the performance of your grid. Therefore, we placed Robust, Database and regions in different folders. You can put them yourself on different disks of your server if it necessary. You have the opportunity to independently design your server as you wish. Just change the folder paths in the .bat files.

Another problem that slows down the server is quick access to the desired folders. Personally, it’s convenient for me to always get instant access to the server folder and regions, without using shortcuts on the desktop or Windows explorer.

One of the important features of WorldBox is a chain reaction of actions during the creation of regions, for example. You start cloning a region with just one button, and do not manually search and copy. When you create a new region, then every time you have to work with setting up the OpenSim.ini file. WorldBox reduces this work, it is enough to configure this file only once at the very beginning and each clone will already be configured. You only need to change the port number. You only need to change the port number when WorldBox opens this file for you immediately after cloning. You do not need to search for this folder and file yourself.

WorldBox version 3.0 uses OpenSim version 0.9.1.1. This is the latest release for today. The problem is that this version of OpenSim makes it almost impossible to use regions that were built earlier on version 0.8.X.X. Therefore, the function of creating regions of version 0.8.2.1 was added, especially for such cases. This is true for those who do not want to part with their old home, but otherwise want to keep up with time and technology. But at the same time, we recommend that you use only a compatible version of the regions OS 0.9.1.1.

One of the most annoying moments for me, when the server is installed is the need to download and install some necessary tools, for example Notepad ++. I hate time wasting. Therefore, you will find a set of small but very useful free programs in the “Tools” section (Notepad++, HeidiSQL, IP2 etc).

Another feature is the addition of a small site for your grid. This is a splash screen, world map and statistics. You can find it in Database/root/. Also you can see it after running of your grid in localhost: http://127.0.0.1. You can change this site, replace the logo, background, etc. If you will use your database (recommended), then for the scripts to work, you will need to configure access to your database here:

1.       Database/root/inc/config.php (for grid statistics)

2.       Database/root/worldmap/inc/config.php (for worldmap)

 

Also, don’t forget about the hyperlinks on the main page (Database/root/index.php).

Happy using of the new WorldBox v. 3.0!


MAIN FEATURES


-Robust v. 0.9.1.1.  

-Quick grid instalation. 

-Quick region creation with CLONE. You can create regions use both version of OpenSim (v. 0.8.2.1 and 0.9.1.1.) The -ability to allocation file system architecture of server on different drives. 

-User-friendly interface for grid management. 

-Diva Distro WIFI (world map, user registration and management). 

-Portable data base for testing. 

-Simple test run. 

-Bootstrap template for developing of grid splash screen with statistic, world map, etc. 

-Quick access to the grid settings files. 

-Portable tools (Notepad++, HeidiSql, IP2, etc.). 

-Hypergrid enabled, groups, userprofiles, land selling by default. Quick access to regions, robust files and directories. 

-New interface design with hints.


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Typhaine Artez
Mar
Running worldbox 3.0 on Linux (web server does not work, but could be easily adapted)
Magnus Morgenstern
Mar
I have a doubd about how it can work on Linux. Only what can be launched on Linux from WB there is Opensim. Maybe you can run main menu with wine or mono, but it will useless because most of functions works as .bat. Without this system it is only Opensim. It can be fine to have Linux version, but I have no idea how to make it.I have a doubd about how it can work on Linux. Only what can be launched on Linux from WB there is Opensim. Maybe you can run main menu with wine or mono, but it will useless because most of functions...See more
Typhaine Artez
Mar
Actually, the menu items launching Notepad++ work. Only the web server refuses to work. But that can be fixed by running an installed web server (httpd, lighttpd, nginx, whatever) and setting a compatible configuration for it. Not trivial (aka not for people just clicking buttons ^^) but doableActually, the menu items launching Notepad++ work. Only the web server refuses to work. But that can be fixed by running an installed web server (httpd, lighttpd, nginx, whatever) and setting a compat...See more
Typhaine Artez
Mar
I didn't intend to make it work on Linux. It was just a test to see if Wine for Linux could make it work, at least for the main function, running the grid.
Magnus Morgenstern
Mar
But how about clone function? It will not work.
Typhaine Artez
Mar
if cloning is based on launching bat files, it will work
Magnus Morgenstern
Mar
Really? It is fine then! It means that WB will work on linux too.
Alvina Vanima
Mar
Installed and tested Worldbox server on Win7. Well done, no surprise.
Must still test region creation, region functioning, internet connection and server organisation.
Very encourageing till now.
Installed and tested Worldbox server on Win7. Well done, no surprise.
Must still test region creation, region functioning, internet connection and server organisation.
Very encourageing ...See more
Magnus Morgenstern
Mar
Glad to hear it. I test it lots times and for now it works. Sometimes it gives an error with data base connection but it fixes with restart robust.
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