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Simple Machines is proud to announce that we have added a new server.

Started by Amacythe, July 19, 2006, 01:27:36 AM

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Tony Reid

This is good news. :)

Thanks Guys,


Mini - Considering that both servers are stored in the DC where one of the SMF moderators is a Tech - I am sure they are ;)

And from what I have seen of dschwab9, both here and on other forums, he certainly knows what he is doing - so please dont worry about  how he implements/manages the server :)



Tony Reid

Douglas

Quote from: MH-MINI on July 21, 2006, 04:39:56 AMIs the DB server on the same private switch as the webserver (the server that runs apache)?
No it's not.  We don't mix dual processor machines with single processor machines (Different power requirements).  The servers actually aren't that close to each other in the DC, though i believe they're both running on the same Agg router, which helps speeds.
Doug Hazard
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Ben_S

And going off the page creation time, it really makes no difference.
Liverpool FC Forum with 14 million+ posts.

MH-MINI

Quote from: Tony on July 21, 2006, 05:16:05 AM
Mini - Considering that both servers are stored in the DC where one of the SMF moderators is a Tech - I am sure they are ;)
I actually think that Dogulas is a Sales rep of DN; not a techie - it's a big difference.

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And from what I have seen of dschwab9, both here and on other forums, he certainly knows what he is doing - so please dont worry about  how he implements/manages the server :)
I am not worrying about anything, and I do know that he knows what he is doing. It is called "curiousity". Please don't say things that you have absolutely no idea about, because I am not doubting Derek in any way. It is pure curiosity, period. I think you are just making assumptions that are not true.

Mini

dschwab9

It really makes no difference where the servers are located as long as there's a good, low latency connection between them.   Only way it would become an issue is if one of the ports or switches was being maxed out with other traffic, like in a DOS attack.   In that case, it would also affect a private switch.

Edit:  Just did a traceroute and there's 2 hops between the servers.   Latency is less that 2ms.   We currently have about 900 people online and database traffic is averaging about 71 queries per second.

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Nordoelum

What is the name of the host? Or is this a secret to avoid others to buy an webserver there aswell.

Even though, the difference is notiseable :D

Birger :)

H

QuoteWhat is the name of the host? Or is this a secret to avoid others to buy an webserver there aswell.

DedicatedNow as posted above ;)
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dschwab9

It's not in this thread, but I think it was mentioned somewhere else.   Yes, Dedicated Now is the host.  I'm a bit disapointed with the recent outages, but for the most part, they are great.  Performance has been great with the exception of the recent network issues.

maddocks

I think you will notice a major difference with those Opterons!

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Douglas

Quote from: Nordoelum on August 01, 2006, 02:16:35 AMI can honestly not track the above answear?
Rumor has it that they have a slackin' sales rep here somewhere.  Now where'd that idjit go?!?  :D
Doug Hazard
* Full Stack (Web) Developer for The Catholic Diocese of Richmond
(20+ Diocesan sites, 130+ Church sites & 24 School sites)
* Sports Photographer and Media Personality
* CFB Historian
* Tech Admin for one 1M+ post, one 2M+ post and one 10M+ post sites (last two are powered by multiple servers)
* WordPress Developer (Junkie / Guru / Maven / whatever)

G6™

Must say that it is pretty amazing that the servers for this portal are in USA DC, and a lot of users from all over the world browsing this site every day.
As soon as i click on any button, or any download it reacts directly (98% of the times) and it change the pages, send my download in a split second. Im in Sweden, about 12 flighthours away from DC, and still it works in a split second.
Have you ever thought of it like that ? The servers working to collect information from 800+ users from all over the world t the same time.  Tome is't a wonder it works at all :)

Thank you SMF Team for holding all this to gether for us

Benjamin

This is just an alternative for redundancy purposes, but have you considered EV1Servers [nofollow]

Their network as far as connectivity is unparalleled, and the 5+ years I've had a dedicated server with them, they had one outage that lasted about 15 minutes, and this was due to configuration error (oops) on one of their routers.

klumy

2Gb Ram seems to be really low for me. Why not upgrade it to 4GB to speedup the system?


dschwab9

We're not even utilizing the full 2GB most of them time - the databases simply aren't that big.   It currenly wouldn't improve performance to go over 2GB.   When the need arises, we will upgrade.

klumy

how big is the current SMF database?
Does it fit into the 2GB?

MH-MINI

Quote from: klumy on October 04, 2006, 11:12:37 AM
Does it fit into the 2GB?

The 2GB is that the server has is RAM, not hard-drive space. I'd imagine that the database is less than 1GB.

Mini

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