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Old 10-26-2006, 07:58 AM   #1
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yay! I'ts back!

Ok, so who forgot to change the oil on the server?
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Old 10-26-2006, 08:05 AM   #2
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Probly a good thing it was down for awhile. I've got waaaaaaay too much work to do today.
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haha. i was missing it last night and this morning while i was studying
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Yeah, no doubt.

I was almost productive there for a little while.
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:24 AM   #5
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Yeah, I was about to be productive or some shit last night.... then I decided to play video games

That was a close one!
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Where did that thead go "tsl cutting into school?" It has been lately and luckly I actually got my ethics paper done last night!
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:43 AM   #7
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There were a few issues that arose while trying to fix the speed issue. Its all good now and its fast thanks to 440grafix.
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I think that I speak for everyone when I say that we appreciate all of the work that the administrators put into the site. Glad to see its back.
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^^^ yeah, that too.

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From my experience with the web hosting industry, a lot of the speed issues could have been due to the site being hosted on a VPS, rather than a full fledged server. At least, if I remember correctly, the site was on a VPS. Was the site moved off of it? Or was the VPS tweaked to improve performance?

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Well, I can't actually get to the forum so I'll just edit your post in response. It being on a VPS has absolutely nothing to do with speed. Not on a site of this size at least. There was an IO error on the VPS which was causing the slow down. I tweaked the VPS and VBulletin to make it tolerable speed-wise. It being a VPS is no differant than it being a cheaper dedicated server. I have root and complete control of everything other than the reverse DNS (which doesn't really matter). The server itself has 1gb of burstable RAM, Dual Dual (2x2) Core 450mhz (1.8ghz) AMD Opteron Processors and 20gb of space and 150gb/mo of bandwidth. Now none of that is very impressive, right? That's because it doesn't need to be. Not for a site of this size or any of the other sites hosted on this server. None of which amount to much as far as users. The part that is impressive about the VPS is the network it's on, the quality of the bandwidth, the support and the hardware that's behind the server. All of which are top notch. The VPS is hosted with Defender Hosting (search for reviews on them on webhostingtalk.com, the best place in the world to look for a webhost). Defender's servers are located in the Equinix datacenters, they have redundant connections to major backbones like nLayer, BTN, ServerCentral, Aleron, and NAC. Cedric, has been with me through many, many a server and this place is by far the best that you can do for the money. I have a cheaper VPS with more bandwidth and space that I use for all of my personal websites and I could easily move all of my clients from this VPS there and save some $. I prefer to have the support and reliabilty I've gotten used to with Defender for sites like this one. Sorry to go on and on there.. especially since I edited your post to do it. The webserver here at my work blocks anything with forum in the name but I can still edit the database.. and sadly I was watching this thread and was considering updating everyone but I had to respond to this to set the record straight about the VPS vs. a dedicated (or colocated) server.
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From my experience with the web hosting industry, a lot of the speed issues could have been due to the site being hosted on a VPS, rather than a full fledged server. At least, if I remember correctly, the site was on a VPS. Was the site moved off of it? Or was the VPS tweaked to improve performance?
440Grafix is going to discuss this. It has nothing to do with it being a VPS. He'll go more into depth when he gets back on.
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From my experience with the web hosting industry, a lot of the speed issues could have been due to the site being hosted on a VPS, rather than a full fledged server. At least, if I remember correctly, the site was on a VPS. Was the site moved off of it? Or was the VPS tweaked to improve performance?
Again, it being on a VPS has absolutely nothing to do with speed. Not on a site of this size at least. There was an IO error on the VPS which was causing the slow down.

I tweaked the VPS and VBulletin to make it tolerable speed-wise. It being a VPS is no differant than it being a cheaper dedicated server. I have root and complete control of everything other than the reverse DNS (which doesn't really matter). The server itself has 1gb of burstable RAM, Dual Dual (2x2) Core 450mhz (1.8ghz) AMD Opteron Processors and 20gb of space and 150gb/mo of bandwidth.

Now none of that is very impressive, right? That's because it doesn't need to be. Not for a site of this size or any of the other sites hosted on this server. None of which amount to much as far as users (as in none of the sites hs 200+ users on at once). The part that is impressive about the VPS is the network it's on, the quality of the bandwidth, the support and the hardware that's behind the server. All of which are top notch.

The VPS is hosted with Defender Hosting (search for reviews on them on webhostingtalk.com, the best place in the world to look for a webhost). Defender's servers are located in the Equinix datacenters, they have redundant connections to major backbones like nLayer, BTN, ServerCentral, Aleron, and NAC.

Cedric, has been with me through many, many a server and this place is by far the best that you can do for the money. I have a cheaper VPS with more bandwidth and space that I use for all of my personal websites and I could easily move all of my clients from this VPS there and save some $. I prefer to have the support and reliabilty I've gotten used to with Defender for sites like this one.

You should definitely check out the following video.. because the Equinix IBX datacenters are badass.

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Old 10-26-2006, 04:53 PM   #13
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Yikes have no clue what yur talking about but thank the lord you saved my LIFE!
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yu do good work 440

chris was guna be on here instead of going to the library haha
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Old 10-26-2006, 08:38 PM   #15
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Yeah, Equinix is an excellent datacenter choice. I've actually been considering them as an expansion possibility. I currently lease a full 42U cabinet with US Internet here in Minnesota which houses all of our business servers, and our H-Sphere cluster which manages our shared hosting servers.

Webhostingtalk is a good place. I haven't been there in a while though, I should stop by and catch up with the people there. 3 years and 4k+ posts, that place has been the main forum I frequented for a LONG time.
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