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  1. thunder175


    I would highly recommend to look at boostraping your site at a minimum so it will look good on mobile devices
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    This is not 5.5.2 and could be a good cause for the confusion. Try with a fresh install of the latest v2 following the link from the thread you posted above.
  3. Took a look at the website. Below are just some preliminary thoughts I think the template you found is a little better, and it was a smart move to get one that was already bootstrapped for presentation on mobile devices You might want to look at the image opacity for the pics in the background. They are washing out your text and its very hard on the eyes. Check this out: https://www.w3schools.com/css/css_image_transparency.asp There is a lot of text to read but no real content. You should have a link to a fleet page, link to your schedule tables, link to a roster, etc. I just say this since there is still very little to go off of for a prospective pilot to look at I wouldn't list destinations in a text block like you have especially not one with just countries... Which airports to do you fly to? That could be solved by a schedules page This is probably just me, but I wouldn't be soliciting donations with the site in the state that it is
  4. Thanks Jim! A lot of work has and continues to be put into it. I'm not sure what anyone has ever accomplished on their own with PHPVMS legacy versions, but I really am finding ways to teach an old dog new tricks. Two highlights I've implemented lately: Moved the load generation script into the addbid section so a load is generated and inserted into the bids table at time of bid placement. This is crucial for SimBrief integration in my view so the ZFW won't change every time you click generate dispatch Added a load factor setting (demand) by ROUTE instead of the global setting. Using some crafty hackery of the code I added some conditional statements for the ability to set the demand on a route which then calls for a random value which in turn impacts the load factor for that particular flight. For example, I now have the ability to have a cargo flight form VHHH to PANC nearly full as real-world demand would normally dictate, however the reverse trip from Anchorage to Hong Kong would be lightly loaded or nearly empty. This is a significant improvement over the one sized fits all global load factor setting, as is more applicable and useful for an all freight carrier.
  5. thunder175


    A fresh installation after downloading from GitHub of 5.5.2 will need upgrading to v2. Follow the instructions in the link ProAvia provided.
  6. I assume you are using the default installation of 5.5.2 with no mods correct? If successful, maybe we can fork simpilots's GitHub and make this a separate version, say 5.5.3 or 5.6 to annotate that this is a PHP 7.x compliant version. I know in the grand scheme of things we are trying to deprecate the 2.x/5.x baselines and eventually move to v7, but I for one probably won't be upgrading to PHPVMS v7 for the foreseeable future. I'm sure this will be of great value to a number of folks! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to support.
  7. Any success in your endeavors for PHP 7.x compliance with the 5.5.x baseline?
  8. I have to be frank here. I think this barely qualifies as a legitimate VA website. I think you are missing even the most fundamental elements of good design here to attract pilots to join your airline in an already saturated landscape... How does a prospective pilot learn anything about your airline based on your current presentation? You should list your schedules so prospective pilots can see if its where they want to fly, show your fleet with a nice livery moreso than the very basic fundamental page you have listed, have a listing of recent activity or statistics to show that you actually have activity, a pilot roster... these are just to name a few ideas that you could build off of. If a prospective pilot were to look at your site there is very little showing them what makes you different or why they should join. This is especially true in your case with an already established VA out there of the same name that is currently vastly superior in look and feel. Lastly, your front page pic shouldn't be an aircraft and an airport that isn't available in your service. I think you have a long way to go before you should start advertising, cause in its current state I think your website is just going to turn people off and I know that's not what you are intending to do.
  9. Thought I would take a moment to announce that we hit another milestone. We just crossed the 1000 hours flown for the VA mark the other day. In addition, we are now fully SimBrief compliant as an API integrated VA. We've added numerous additional tables of data to our aircraft in order to inject data directly into the SimBrief dispatch system, so each aircraft has its weights and other data set appropriately at every dispatch. Especially useful since as an example not every 767 is the same in our fleet, with each having slightly different specifications. We feel this adds significant immersion to the VA as we aren't just a standard template setup, and each aircraft has its own quirks, data, and historical information.
  10. What OS (Mac, Linux, Windows?) and what browser are you using? Reason I ask is because lately I've had some Mac users tell me that Safari isn't remembering the session and they constantly have to log back in. Just trying to eliminate that as a potential problem. Are you sure nothing else has changed in the database or on your files? Does anyone else have access to either the SQL database, or directory access on the web server?
  11. For all pilots or a specific pilot? How and where are you displaying this information?
  12. Depends how hard core and realistic you want to be. Load rates as well as load factors vary by region and destination. I extrapolate real world rates from various airlines to come up with a cost per pound on a specific route, not just a global setting. For domestic US operations, my rates range from $1.25 to $1.69 a pound. However on big international routes the rates go up significantly. For example, rates from Hong Kong to the US are upwards of $7 to $9 a pound, making those flights very lucrative just as in the real world.
  13. There are some older threads on here alluding to getting 5.5.2 working with PHP 7.x but nothing seemed to ever get posted on them. I honestly don't know what is broken out of the box but several on here have flat out said it will NOT work. There is Nabeel's v2.x build specifically for PHP 7.0 on GitHub but I haven't looked at it and what the key differences are mainly since I'm a 5.5.2 site for a year now and don't want to migrate to the 2.x line. On Discord Pete mentioned a 5.5.2 update for PHP 7.x... does anyone know where that is? I still say for anyone concerned about this especially when a host doesn't support you any more the best solution really is a VPS. Takes a little more maintenance and know-how but everything is Googleable. I've done the cost benefit analysis and a decent VPS solution from a reputable provider is about the same if not a little cheaper than a web hosting (cpanel) service.
  14. Good point. I assume too much sometimes. I would just add however that the local config file is loaded after and will thus overwrite any settings matched in the app config. If you make the changes for a defined variable in the local config, you don't necessarily need to do it in app config. Additionally, if there are variables you want to alter in the app config file, I HIGHLY recommend to copy->paste them into the local config and do your alterations there. I try to keep my app config as clean as "stock" as possible and do all my work in the local config. You can also create new defined config settings if you are saavy enough as these are global settings used throughout the site. I created a new load variation setting (and subsequent alterations to make the site generate a cargo weight on bid placement) for example. Lastly, what ever you change your values to just make sure they are consistent. Too many poorly run VA's out there that have never changed the default settings. They are very easy to spot. For example, if you change fuel to "3" or lbs, then make sure all the fuel costs in the airport table are in price per pounds. The default is $5.10 a GALLON. If you don't change it, then your financials will be drastically off.
  15. Its all on you and how you are doing everything on your site. What is your Config::Set('WeightUnit', 'x') set to? Are you using lbs or kgs? Just keep it consistent across all your fleets. As a pure cargo VA, my site is running in lbs with all weights for aircraft set in lbs.
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