Dedicated Hardware - Performance Boost!

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Dedicated Hardware - Performance Boost!

Post by Muff Wiggler » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:31 pm

Great news - I've just completed moving all our databases over to a dedicated server, with hardware that has been heavily optimized for running mySQL only. (we've used a shared server in the past)

Immediately I'm noticing a performance increase.

In the next few hours I'll be moving the web code onto dedicated hardware as well, switching the webserver from Apache to lighttpd, and enabling php XCache, mod_php and mod_fcgid (FastCGI for PHP)

This should bring us even greater performance.

I know we haven't had server overload errors or any other issues, however I have noticed some lag when a lot of users are on the forum. This is pretty much gone now with the dedicated mySQL hardware, and the move to dedicated web hardware, a lightweight web server, and php enhancements and caching will make an even bigger difference.

I hope you all enjoy. This is costing me some money and a fair bit of sweat as well!

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:08 pm

ROCK! :sb: :goo: :goo: :goo: :sb:


i'm noticing a huge difference


dunno about you guys


I know some people are experiencing 404 errors - DNS has changed and must repropigate. Don't panic!

sandyb

Post by sandyb » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:10 pm

yup - definitely faster than before :goo: :goo: :goo:

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Post by eyehue » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:15 pm

Thanks, Muff!

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Post by johnnymad » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:51 pm

Muff Wiggler wrote: I know some people are experiencing 404 errors - DNS has changed and must repropigate. Don't panic!
i got a few of those a couple hours ago. i was scared! :sad: i'm glad it was just a temporary thing. thanks for making this forum even better.

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Post by JohnLRice » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:44 pm

What paypal address do we use for donations? :party: :love: :hail: 8_)

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:22 pm

you are very sweet and I appreciate it! but please no donations

could you imagine the ugliness when we get crap like that Plan B thread

Perhaps a member who donated doesn't like it and that complicates matters

or perhaps Peter G decrees that all sponsoring members will have their for-repair modules held ransom for supporting my nasty site


etc


it's a great idea and I *really* appreciate it, but it's a can of worms I don't want to open!

cheers

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Post by Kent » Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:36 pm

Rock on, Muff! Next time, the beer is on me!

Dankeschön!

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Post by cebec » Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:52 pm

Wow, it's much faster! Thanks for taking care of us, Muff! :chug:
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Post by zerosum » Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:52 pm

Cool Man 8_) Thanks :party:

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Post by panda30y » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:26 pm

Cheers! :guinness: :guinness:
I appreciate all the work and money you put into this forum. It truly is a priceless resource for modular synths and a great forum in general. Thanks again Muff!

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Post by hogberto » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:31 am

i like muff :hihi:

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Post by b3nsf » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:40 am

oh YEAH!!! we got the muffs wiggling much faster now!!!! :eek:
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Post by shamann » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:44 am

Indeed, that was an impressive performance boost.

:razz:

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:46 am

shamann wrote:Indeed, that was an impressive performance boost.

:razz:

:lol:

seriously, brutal

but now that we're back, dig the rockin' performance!!!


my most sincere apologies for the delay, was a really stupid thing that I couldn't control, but not it's back and all is cool

thanks everyone, and please DO enjoy the new faster hardware

cheers

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Post by zthee » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:05 pm

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Post by MrDys » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:08 pm

My life has purpose again.

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Post by Robba » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:24 pm

That was truly a looooong weekend...!

Nice to be back!



Oops wrong thread... :roll:

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Post by GeneralBigBag » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:53 pm

So that wasn't a hostile takeover :D

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Post by parasitk » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:00 pm

Damn I'm wasting time FASTER THAN EVER! :sb:

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Post by Montag » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:00 pm

Back, but faster than ever... Awesome! :goo:

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Post by Montag » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:01 pm

parasitk wrote:Damn I'm wasting time FASTER THAN EVER! :sb:
jinx, dude!

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Post by Dego » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:10 pm

I have missed having something serious to do at work :hyper:
Me like speed :hyper:

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Post by smitty » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:46 pm

Tell us the truth, it was a Copyright Lawyer that shut down the site! :lol:

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