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Creating Weather Web Sites / Re: WD Web Site
« Last post by niko on Today at 03:34:40 PM »
So far so good. Looks just like shared hosting. Uploading clientraw's every few seconds and it hasn't protested. I have had about 6 FTP sessions open at the same time with no errors. cpanel is pretty much the same. You can choose the version of php in cpanel, you may not want to go to version 7 if you have old php scripts. Secure FTP (ftps/sftp) may be extra, I don't how much. Support seems to be as good as before, note that it only took a few minutes to get responses to questions late on a Sunday night.
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Creating Weather Web Sites / Re: WD Web Site
« Last post by csonni on Today at 03:14:02 PM »
Maybe you can report back with your impressions.
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WD Feature Suggestions / Re: Rain to 2 decimal points
« Last post by niko on Today at 01:40:20 PM »
I agree 100% with Dale, that extra dp would be meaningless.
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Creating Weather Web Sites / Re: WD Web Site
« Last post by niko on Today at 01:00:44 PM »
Some timing for me....canít say whether itís goodmor bad. I was going to jump on board.
According to this, Cloud hosting over Shared will give an overall better performance.

https://www.hostgator.com/blog/cloud-vs-shared-hosting/

So, the real concern is how it will deal with continual FTP updates?

Yeah, very bad timing  :(

They (actually the boss) say it should be good and I signed up for a cloud account to see how it goes...
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Creating Weather Web Sites / Re: WD Web Site
« Last post by niko on Today at 12:55:55 PM »
So, is this link you pasted the actual Shared plans that I would want? I thought you said they did away with Shared.

When clicking on order it is saying ďout of stock.Ē

I think that's a remnant of the old website, and yes, shared hosting now appears to be dead.
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WD Feature Suggestions / Re: Rain to 2 decimal points
« Last post by Dale Reid on Today at 12:44:52 PM »
I'm lucky to get two tipping bucket (commercial expensive bought on eBay for much less than list price) that are a few feet apart to agree to within a hundredth or two.  Sometimes they are off by 0.05, and both have been (all weekend once) counted for slow drip tips to get as close to the amount run through as I can achieve.

My feeling is that time and again, there are variations from one spot to another just a few feet away, so why chase after another decimal point when in reality it isn't that close?

What do you do when a little bit is left from a previous shower, and didn't tip?  There is no reset to clear the gauge of any remaining, so the accuracy to less than one tip is hard to come by.  I do have an older tipping bucket with a throat opening of 12 or 14", and the tipper inside is gigantic.  I was thinking of putting a smaller tipper in there to see how many more tips I can get, and then scale it down, just for fun.  I'm not sure that it will be more 'accurate' than the other, but sure generate a lot more tips, which if we are talking tip to tip variation, would minimize that concern.

As the discussion goes on it another forum about humidity and not reaching 100% with our sensors, I feel that the quest for another decimal point is a bit fruitless, my personal opinion.  A little time reflecting upon the Chemistry 101 on doing experiments to determine precision vs. accuracy makes me think that a hundredth of an inch is close enough. 

Dale
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WD Questions / Re: Rainfall data from wx.html
« Last post by justal on Today at 10:40:43 AM »
It's OK... I think I've worked it out... If I put the drop down list of months as the final item in the array it seems to work OK I think. It was that which was causing the issues.

Alan.
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WD Feature Suggestions / Re: Rain to 2 decimal points
« Last post by mdheron on Today at 10:30:13 AM »
The acurite station rain bucket tips every .254mm. Hopefully that is the info you're after. I've had a fineoffset before and that tips at .3mm
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WD Questions / Re: Rainfall data from wx.html
« Last post by justal on Today at 10:19:53 AM »
OK, I've now tried this but haven't quite succeeded.

My wxlocal.html file is simply a list of pipe (|) delimited custom tags. e.g.
%date%|%time%|%gstspd%|%dirlabel%|%maxgst%|.......

There are over 200 tags in total and  I've now added a few more custom tags to it so as to start adding some more rain data to my website.
This is uploaded to my server as wx.html at which point WD replaces the tags with the appropriate weather data. From here, the getraw.php file creates a useable array from the wx.html file so that I can address the individual data within the array.

This all seems to work, except for the fact that the new customtags that I've added today are appearing in the array as the custom tag name, rather than as actual data. I've created a very simple file to show me the data withint his array. You can see it here: https://www.forces-of-nature.co.uk/dbdriven/home/ws_array_places.php

As you can see, all of the data is there as expected, except for the last few items in the array which haven't been converted to data but just show the tag name.

Any ideas as to what I've done wrong? I even added a duplicate %date% custom-tag to my wxlocal.html file which is also the first custom tag in the list. As you can see, at position
  • in the array this date comes out as expected, but at position [241] it is showing as the tag name rather than the actual date.


I'm sure there's a simple explanation, I just can't find it at the moment
Thanks,
Alan.
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WD Feature Suggestions / Re: Rain to 2 decimal points
« Last post by Weather Display on Today at 10:15:53 AM »
WD does show extra resolution for weather station types that make that available (e.g weatherflow or campbell scientific)
so I can add that ability for other stations too
what though is the accuracy of the rain gauge (mm)?
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