Town website expected to be reactivated this week

Site will have new mobile platform in wake of server crash

The main town website is expected to be back up and running this Tuesday in the wake of a server crash that knocked down three town-operated sites last week, according to a Danville spokesman.

"(Information-technology staff) is now in the process of testing the site, organizing content and making certain that the functionality will be there when we go live," said Geoff Gillette, town public information coordinator.

The official town government website has been inactive since last Tuesday evening, when a server failed for unknown reasons, according to Gillette.

Rather than reactivate the site in its old format, town officials opted to speed up the launch of the site's new mobile platform, which originally wasn't set to be unveiled until next month, he added.

"We have been pretty much just working around the clock to move the content from the down site to the new platform," Gillette said.

The town expects to launch the main website under its new platform on Tuesday morning, according to Gillette.

The timeline for reactivating the town-maintained Danville Improvements and Shop Danville First sites remains unclear.

For the time being, each site has a placeholder webpage alerting visitors to the ongoing maintenance and providing links to information about employment opportunities, building permits, recreation classes, the Danville Connect smartphone app and agendas for this week's public meetings.


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