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  • Wayne Luke
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    Originally posted by chrispadfield
    cool, interesting to see how it is done on such a busy site. and yeah, i havn't got the time out message for quite a while now either so things have got better.

    why do you have to shut down mysql for the backup?
    Security...

    In addition to Data Dumps, We do a backup of the actual .myd files to a second location on the existing server before they are compressed and ftped halfway around the world.

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  • chrispadfield
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    cool, interesting to see how it is done on such a busy site. and yeah, i havn't got the time out message for quite a while now either so things have got better.

    why do you have to shut down mysql for the backup?

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Our contract with Rackspace is complex and involves things such as daily tape backups, added bandwidth, no-cost bandwidth to designated IP's and other features.

    Lately though, we haven't been experiencing the problem as much and both MySQL and PHP have been highly optimized. The only time we really have a problem now is at 1:00 a.m. when the MySQL server shutsdown and restarts for automatic backups of all the databases which are then FTPed to a server in Australia.

    Our Articles are pseudo-dynamic and we use SQUID for caching. For example, the SitePoint.com index page is generated every hour (I believe), except for the Active Topics which is live and the number of the members online which is updated every 5 minutes. A page can be republished manually as well.
    Last edited by Wayne Luke; Fri 11 May '01, 1:46am.

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  • chrispadfield
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    Originally posted by wluke


    That is part of the problem. I think the major problem is the Chip and it not being able to handle things properly.
    yeah, that is what i thought ram would be ok. one question, are the sitepoint articles cached (ie static pages created) or are they all called from the database every time you access them? i guess you get heavy traffic on them and they never change.. but sure you know that already....

    i would think rackspace would want to give you a top notch free server for some advertising, dosen't make them look good when the server is too busy and they appear to be one of your large advertisers.

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  • George L
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    Originally posted by klisis


    Ahhh, it means your signature will get larger?
    well i updated my listing and maybe a database is better huh ?

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  • klisis
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    Originally posted by eva2000

    i was thinking maybe vB owners should put their specs in their sigs ? or a database should be created for specs
    Ahhh, it means your signature will get larger?

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  • shri
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    Provider: Dialtoneinternet.com
    Monthly: $510 (hosting a bunch of other sites also)
    Bandwidth: 130GB
    2xPIII 800 with 512MB RAM

    Webserver: PHP 4.0.5 with Apache 1.3.19 + mod_gzip
    1 -- Server has Apache + mysql + php + mod_gzip and serves the forums
    2 -- Server has Apache + php serves graphics + bunch of client sites

    members -- 11.5K (deleted 7000+ members 2 weeks ago who had not activated accts)
    posts -- 61K
    Threads -- 16K

    Ave Users -- 40-50
    Max -- 93

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Originally posted by chrispadfield
    wayne, does that 1 server do the whole of sitepoint and the forums? no wonder getting those server too busy messages... [/B]
    That is part of the problem. I think the major problem is the Chip and it not being able to handle things properly.

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  • chrispadfield
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    Provider Dialtoneinternet
    Monthly, around $330 (2 bills because of an upgrade.. stupid billing department)
    Bandwidth 60GB
    PIII 650 with 256MB RAM


    VB Stats

    72k posts
    4k threads
    3.5k members
    5-25 members online, probably the mean around 15

    (all about)

    wayne, does that 1 server do the whole of sitepoint and the forums? no wonder getting those server too busy messages...

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Provider: Rackspace
    OS: Linux (RedHat 6.2)
    Hardware: ATHLON 650 - 512MB RAM - 2 X 9.1GB SCSI Disk
    Webserver: Apache 1.3.12
    Database: MySQL 3.23.27 MyISAM tables
    PHP: 4.0.5 (Apache module)

    vB Stats
    Members: 5386
    Avg. Concurrent: 58
    Threads :18718
    Posts: 133090
    URL: http://www.sitepointforums.com

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  • wandrer
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    Personally I have 6 Vserver Pro's ( vservers.com ) which house between 2 and 10 websites each. None of them are high traffic sites, but for what I spend each month on hosting I could get a very nice dedicated server.
    Well, now I can say that I am a very happy customer of RackSpace. Finally moved 95% of the domains over to a new FreeBSD 4.x 800mhz 256MB Ram server and it is purring like a kitten.

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  • MattR
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    Originally posted by Fred
    Matt, put your copyright info at the bottom of all the pages for vBulletin. It's illegal to remove it.
    Check your e-mail.

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  • Fred
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    Matt, put your copyright info at the bottom of all the pages for vBulletin. It's illegal to remove it.

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  • MattR
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    Web Server 1:
    Hardware: PIII 1GHz, 1GB RAM,20GB EIDE
    OS: Red Hat Linux 6.2
    Web Server: Apache 1.3.14
    PHP: PHP 4.0.4pl1 (Apache Module, of course )
    Cache / Optimizer: None

    Web Server 2:
    Hardware: PIII 1GHz, 1GB RAM,20GB EIDE
    OS: Red Hat Linux 6.2
    Web Server: Apache 1.3.14
    PHP: PHP 4.0.4pl1 (Apache module)
    Cache / Optimizer: None

    DB Server:
    Hardware: Dual PIII 750MHz, 1GB RAM, 2 x 9.1GB SCSI, RAID 1
    OS: Red Hat Linux 6.1
    DB: Sybase ASE 11.9.2

    vB Statz:

    Members: 16,725
    Avg Concurrent: 300
    Threads: 133,201
    Posts: 1,218,672
    DB Size: 4GB

    URL: http://www.fanhome.com (or http://forums.fanhome.com)

    (Edit: I just ordered new CPUs so we will now have 1GHz CPUs in there rather than 800MHz ones).

    [Edited by mrogish on 01-18-2001 at 08:38 PM]

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  • George L
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    revised: 1 dedicated server

    Provider: Venturesonline.com
    OS: Linux (RedHat 6.2)
    Hardware: Dual Pentium 3 866mhz, 768MB ram, 18GB 10k SCSI HDD
    Webserver: Apache 1.3.19
    Database: MySQL 3.23.37
    PHP: 4.0.5 (Apache module)
    Zend optimiser: Yes version 1.00
    Bandwidth allowance: 100GB/month

    vB Stats

    Members: 2615
    Avg Concurrent: 40 - 200
    Threads: 17,000+
    Posts: 264,000+
    Posts/day: 1,400 - 2,200/day
    URL: http://animeboards.com/index.php

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    i was thinking maybe vB owners should put their specs in their sigs ? or a database should be created for specs
    Last edited by George L; Thu 10 May '01, 11:17pm.

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