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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #75 on: 26/04/2006 23:58:56 »
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Did i say ruffless i mean't rufeless :) Dont worry though nothing of value has gone.

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lol...actually chum..I think you meant ' Ruthless '...unless you're speaking from a house with no top which would then be ' Roofless ' :D...or you mean a world with no girlies called Ruth...which then applies to my first item too :D

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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #76 on: 27/04/2006 00:40:23 »
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quote:
Originally posted by ukmicky

Did i say ruffless i mean't rufeless :) Dont worry though nothing of value has gone.

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lol...actually chum..I think you meant ' Ruthless '...unless you're speaking from a house with no top which would then be ' Roofless ' :D...or you mean a world with no girlies called Ruth...which then applies to my first item too :D

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oh my god, i'm totally embarrassed. (Correctly spelt with two arrhs and two esses i might add :). I cant believe i did that, and i can't change it now either.

Welcome back neil. :):)

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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #77 on: 27/04/2006 04:21:07 »
Know worreez Michael, I do eet orl the time two.

4:20am Report........

........The site has picked up a little speed but is still very slow. I am pleased that the podcasts are such a success but I wonder if we should be expecting regular periods of this instability ?


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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #78 on: 27/04/2006 06:19:18 »
WOW !!

06:20am Report!!..My Word !!..a complete transformation !!..the site is behaving itself very well at this moment.


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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #79 on: 27/04/2006 08:30:22 »
Thank god, back to normal.

Seriously guys I'm looking into ways around this. The problem is that:

1) The bandwidth for this operation is now about 1.5 Terabytes (TB) a month - that's 300-500 GB per week. Most hosting plans offer you about 50 GB a MONTH!

2) This forum is ASP driven and is running a notoriously unstable access DB. We have done tests and can migrate it to a mysql database, but it still requires ASP. That way we also keep our incoming links and all the content. But mysql is much more stable.

3) If we wanted to move it to another forum platform we'd lose our links and it would also mean users would lose their logins / passwords. We've tried to get round this and it's not possible.

4) Moving hosts is a nightmare so we really want a UK based company so that we can phone them up and sort out any problems.

5) We're about to do a radical site overhaul anyway (because this version is archaic and totally static (excepting the forum), making it very inefficient. With this in mind we're sourcing the best CMS that fufills our needs. Once we know what the server requirements will be we can find a host and then move the whole shooting match across.

If anyone wants to help / knows someone who could help, please ask them to drop me a line.

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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #80 on: 27/04/2006 13:23:27 »
Actually, what I am going to suggest might be somewhat unorthodox, but I'm not sure that it would be impossible to do.

The asp links that people have are just names.  I cannot see any technical reason why Apache (I cannot say for IIS) could not map a request for an ASP URL to a piece of code that it is instructed to use the PHP module to interpret.

As I said, highly unorthodox but if you have control over the Apache control files, it might be possible.

It depends whether you are simply running under a virtual hosting plan, or you have full control over the configuration of the web host.



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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #81 on: 27/04/2006 17:39:06 »
It should definitely be possible to maintain the links even with a different program - you could even tell apache to run .asp files through php, but it will take some work...
 

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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #82 on: 27/04/2006 18:19:47 »
So what has happened so that the site is working OK now ?...(it's still a little temperamental though this afternoon)...it was quite a sudden transformation of performance, surely the pod casts just didn't all stop..just like that !...What is it that actually makes it so unstable ?

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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #83 on: 27/04/2006 21:46:04 »
the podcast was definitely to blame - 20,000 copies (300 gigs of data) in 2 days - was suffcient to bring the server down to a crawl. I think iTunes was trying to grab the new content from thousands of computers everywhere, simultaneously.

I'm confident we can sort this out. Dave's on it (when he's finished writing his grant applciation!)

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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #84 on: 27/04/2006 22:53:48 »
Looks like my broadband connections working again.

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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #85 on: 28/04/2006 02:12:11 »
Well that's all just so lovely and ticketyboo !!

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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #86 on: 28/04/2006 18:20:40 »
Hmm..as Robert has witnessed...things are in first gear again...not as slow as the other night/day (when ever) but a steady almost ' syrupy ' effect.

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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #87 on: 02/05/2006 19:48:53 »

Oh myiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii it allllllllllllllllllllll soooooooooooooooo slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww







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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #88 on: 02/05/2006 20:00:51 »
Its grind to a halt time again *le sigh*

I hate to say this but I think until it's resolved this is going to be more regular than wifeys yucky bit time of month !!!
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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #89 on: 03/05/2006 00:41:48 »
Its so slow it feels like dial up, maybe we should take the time to reminisce about the good old days before super fast broadband and the internet, when bulletin boards ruled the world.:)

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« Reply #90 on: 03/05/2006 03:11:31 »


Oh myiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii it allllllllllllllllllllll soooooooooooooooo slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #91 on: 03/05/2006 06:50:25 »
:(

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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #92 on: 03/05/2006 14:01:04 »
Dial up was never this slow !...I would love it to be as fast as Dial up right now....

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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #93 on: 03/05/2006 14:53:13 »
It is exceptionally slow, by any historic standards.

I would ask whether you were suffering a denial of service attack if not, the effect is about the same.



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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #94 on: 04/05/2006 14:06:17 »
OMG !!....I have finally gone to sleep....and I'm dreaming that it's working !!...I must be...YAYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!

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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #95 on: 04/05/2006 14:56:29 »
I believe that the provider have narrowed the bandwidth tube...

We have slimmed down the operation manyfold to restore functionality, but we urgently need to get the hosting sorted out. I'm engaged in negotiations with several companies at the moment. I'll keep you posted.

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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #96 on: 04/05/2006 15:19:49 »
Good luck chris...and THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!

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« Reply #97 on: 04/05/2006 17:59:37 »
THANK YOU CHRIS.

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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #98 on: 04/05/2006 18:09:10 »
How is this website financed?

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Re: Error Log - Post site problems here
« Reply #99 on: 05/05/2006 14:33:17 »
By goodwill and me staying up all hours writing grant applications to get dribs and drabs of money.

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