This article was last updated on: March 2nd 2021
The logo of Willemstan and Willemstan.com
The Willemstan Website was created a few days or weeks after System IV originally, between October and December of 2019. Since then, the original code has been lost to time. The website made a return many months after Willemstan Wiki was released, recived a total overhaul, and became an actual website as it is now hosted on Willemstan.com.
Integration with System IV
Main article: System IV
The website was originally only accessible from WHS, via its direct IP address, and was hosted on the same server as System IV with the same host program. Originally it included links to various accesses of System IV, as well as a few stupid games and gifs. The website was very primitive, and more of a test in order to become familiar with we hosting. At this time there were no plans to move the website to the World Wide Web. It was accessible via the World Wide Web for a few days when the SuS server was upgraded. This primitive website was most likely deleted just after the migration of System IV.
Since the creation of the Willemstan Wiki, the idea to put the wiki online was toyed with, as at the time it was only accessible from Google Drive. By the time this idea began to take shape, a mysterious internet outage had occurred for the System IV server and it remained off-line until July of 2020, significantly derailing the plans. After the server was moved, System IV was online and accessible by the World Wide Web on the same date, so the plausibility of creating a Willemstan Website was re-explored. It was discovered that purchasing a web domain would be much cheaper than anticipated. On August 19th of 2020, Willemstan.com was purchased under an automatic renewal yearly-lease plan. Later that day, the website was launched. They style of the default page was inspired by the Willemstan Wiki, and was made to parody late 90s websites with low-quality background music. Custom error messages were also added. On August 21st, internet problems changed some IP addresses and broke Willemstan.com, but were quickly fixed.
Migration of the Wiki
Domains of the website, past and present
- Willemstan.com - Now opens the wiki, used to open a different homepage.
- 188.8.131.52 - Current IP address that Willemstan.com forwards to and the address of System IV.
- 184.108.40.206 - Server IP address until presumed internet outage on March 2nd of 2021
- 220.127.116.11 - IP address that Willemstan.com forwarded to until a Woway internet outage on January 14th of 2020.
- wiki.willemstan.com - (outdated) opened the Wiki homepage directly.
- retardschool.willemstan.com - Redirected to the Williamston Community Schools website. Removed after the school became aware of Willemstan.com.
- sys4.willemstan.com - Redirects to the current IP address of the System IV FTP.
- blog.willemstan.com - Redirects to the Willemstan Wiki Blog page.
- comradeschoice.willemstan.com - Redirects to the Comrades' Choice product catalog.
- 10.60.4.227 - (outdated) opened the old Willemstan Website, from WHS.
- 18.104.22.168 - (outdated) opened the old Willemstan Website, from the World Wide Web, and eventually the current style Willemstan Website.