Forum announcement - website stability issues

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Re: Forum announcement - website stability issues

Postby Pythonodipsas » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:11 am

I don't think the database size has anything to do with it. If the server fizzes out it will probably be from too many simultaneous connections/calls to the database at one time.

Also, as pointed out, it is on a 'shared' server so any one of the other websites on the server could have had a sudden surge of traffic, causing a hiccup.
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Re: Forum announcement - website stability issues

Postby froot » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:17 pm

Pythonodipsas is correct. It has nothing to do with how large the database is or how many members we have, it's the amount of traffic accessing the database at the same time which exceeded the allowable amount for that shared server. My other concern is that we have already used up 27 of our allotted 30 gigabyte bandwidth for this month which is a first for us.

This is all testament to the success this website has become and there is no need to stress, we are not about to do silly things like start charging members to cover costs, we will make sure that any developments will be as transparent to you guys as possible.
At this stage, all I'm saying is that if you visit and find the site down, then you at least know that it's not because it was intended that way and will be up again shortly.
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Re: Forum announcement - website stability issues

Postby arcadies » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:08 pm

if you guys want, i can and will host as many databases as you need. I have servers in the states and uk.

let me know
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Re: Forum announcement - website stability issues

Postby Bushbaby » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:57 am

A few minutes ago you may have experienced problems accessing the forum, this was because the database was overloaded with queiries and fizzed out. It may happen again and we would like to appologise for the inconvenience. Let's hope it doesnt happen again!
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