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This site operates from Western Australia to the rest of the world.
|The automated registration system is no longer in operation. If you are a genuine follower of the content on this website (melodic hard rock and AOR music styles), you can register by email request to: REGISTRATIONS at GLORYDAZEMUSIC dot COM. Please advise a username you'd like to use. We'll set you up asap.
Welcome to GLORYDAZEMUSIC.com, the site for all you need to know about true classic rock and AOR. If you consider yourself to be a trainspotter of melodic hard rock from yesteryear, then you might find a home here. If new, please register (by clicking the small button on the top right hand side of the website). You will be able to sign in once you get confirmation from the Site Admin. This is done as a security precaution, as there are many devious webbots trying to compromise the site by falsifying login procedures.
This site is optimized as a minimum - to a 1024x768 display ratio. Higher display ratios are covered, though the wider the screen dimension, will also widen the center panel. The left and right panels are fixed to the left and right margins respectively.
A little bit about this site. We've been going consistently now since May 1999. We were originally called HEART of the ROCK, and had a dinky little website hosted by xoom.com back in those early days. There were a bundle of informative sites back in those early days. Some of you may remember AOR Basement, AORland, Mood Swings, On The Rocks, and a few others. Sadly, many of those sites fell by the wayside, usually the weekly grind of writing and uploading content getting the better of many an aspiring online rock journalist.
As technology got better, we shifted with the times and experimented with different medium in which to get our articles across. It wasn't until about 2003 that we moved into a front-end Portal/back-end Database structure, leaving behind four years worth of pain and heartache working with static HTML. God, what a grind that was! During this transition, we opted for a name change, moving to the domain name of GLORY-DAZE. We couldn't grab the domain glorydaze.com, so we opted for the next best thing: glory-daze.com. We fluffed around with some web portal software like PHP-Nuke, and Dragonfly, but there were serious security concerns with those systems, and after exploring around and getting some recommendations, we finally settled on PHP-Fusion.
GLORY-DAZE suffered somewhat at the hands of a failing data center in Houston Texas, so much so that our site was being compromised. We made the decision to move to a new data center, upgrade to the very latest version of PHP-Fusion v7.0 (which required a huge data transition/upgrade), and used the opportunity to change the domain again (talk about keeping it fresh) to glorydazemusic.com. A bit of a mouthful I know, but as a branding exercise, it works.
There is still room to modify parts of the site, but because v7.0 has invalidated a lot of the older code we used, we have to wait until coders/developers go through the upgrade path and bring their applications (known as infusions in PHP Fusion terminology) up to speed.
There are some neat features on this site, which we'll take some time explaining.
Firstly, everything on the site is contained in a mySQL database, which is backed up regularly. The site has web security in the backend as well as the frontend. We use .htmaccess files to lock down bandwidth (image theft), plus we have an invisible security module running 24x7 that handles spam, flooding and hacks.
Our Forums - we've made these member only viewable forums. The member only stuff contains a wealth of goodies such as downloads, fileshare links etc that we don't expose to the public (for security reasons). If you aren't a member, register, and hook on.
Chat Rooms - we use a very nifty Chat Room facility that stitches into PHP-Fusion seamlessly, and is mapped to members/users as they login into the site. Members can onto the Chat Rooms (there are four) via the top menu 'CHAT ROOM'. However this is only visible to members, when they are logged in. Members can also see who is in the Chat Rooms through the 'Flashchat Online' panel on the right-hand side of the website.
Our Blogs - members have the ability to create their own site blogs, sharing their musical insights with others. These are visible to members only.
Our RSS News Feeds - GLORY-DAZE is available in RSS format, use the URL: http://www.glorydazemusic.com/rss/rss_n.php to view it in an RSS News Aggregator. If you are using an Android phone or tablet, you can use an application such as PULSE to view our news through that medium, simply by adding the above URL into the source.
Other features include: Avatar usage, Shoutbox, Commenting, Rating and Polls. Soon we will get our Photo Gallery underway, plus we are hooking up an external Audio and Video Server.
To contact us, click on our Contact Us page (in the navigation menu).
To become a member of the site and participate fully, email a request to join at: newsdesk AT glorydazemusic DOT com.
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