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8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« on: September 08, 2010, 11:22:35 pm »
Today we have beaten yet another month-based monthly posting record. The original record of 2025 for all of September 2007 was beaten almost 9 days into September 2010, almost as fast as we did with June, July and August. However, you probably noticed that Omnimaga website has suffered more downtimes recently, especially during afternoon and sometimes during night, throwing you intermittent "500 Internal Server Error" messages that usually goes away after a second, but happens every few page load, hindering posters and OmnomIRC users. Well, not only this is happening, but 1and1 hosting provider also started reducing the quality of their PHP support on their shared servers, causing one of our anti-spam to go off, making the registration process extremly slow due to the website not being able to connect to the Stop Forum Spam database anymore. In addition to that, when we will reach 150000 posts or so, we will most likely reach the 100 MB database size cap 1and1 put on all their hosting plans.

My guess about the downtimes and PHP features disabling is that either 1and1 services are getting lower and lower in quality, or Omnimaga, with the combination of TIMGUL (despite receiving much less traffic than Omnimaga) are simply too demanding for the hosting plan anymore. In other words, there are chances that we may be switching to Surpasshosting soon, which is what Cemetech uses since 2007.

What this means for you is that during October, there may be some periods of downtimes that will last several hours, should we switch hosting then. The duration of the downtimes would depend of how well and successful the hosting move occurs. We are choosing October, as historically, it isn't a very busy month on Omnimaga. That way, if we attempt to switch to a new host, not as many users will be affected.

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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 11:24:52 pm »
I would have to say "go for it"

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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 11:26:25 pm »
taken note of and good to know but dam i didnt think we were going threw that much database space so fast lol

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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 11:37:37 pm »
Currently Omnimaga database, according to 1and1 control panel, is 38.52 MB. TIMGUL database is 6.51 MB. TIMGUL went through a major data loss and a lot of other posts were deleted later, though. I think about 5000 posts of fights/drama were wiped at once and the site went from 14000 posts to 9000. Memberbase went from 400 to 90 or something.

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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010, 11:44:09 pm »
ouch that stinks i hope alot of the music was kept though theres some good stuff on there

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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2010, 01:10:33 am »
I would also say go for it, if 1and1 is slowly decreasing our features, bad things could happen D:

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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 01:39:29 am »
Yeah true x.x

Also, by the time we move, we will probably end up with undeleted bot accounts, so when we moved, prepare to see the member count drop :P

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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2010, 01:45:42 am »
no! dont let our members disappear, do it asap!!! though i wont be back UNTIL october
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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2010, 01:59:05 am »
Well, the issue is that I'm relunctant about shutting down the site for almost entire days during a busy period. Our activity may be similar to last month, but a lot of people just bought their new calc for school and are coming here to download games. If you check October stats, you will notice that it's quieter most years. However, if it gets too bad, I'll do it earlier. As for bots, so far it doesn't seem too bad because the mod appears to have stopped working one week ago, yet no bot posted.

As for membercount drop, I meant the total amount of registered members, which is in the 500s. After the move, I'll do an anti-bot scan and it will most likely detect dozens, which will be deleted.

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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2010, 02:27:17 am »
yeah that's what i meant about members, just dont lose their records. well it has to happen sometime. no escaping the fact. don't know much about servers, but i think it's unlikely that you could employ a gradual process?

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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2010, 02:36:34 am »
Nah don't worry, no legit member will be deleted. Only bots. Example, if FreePornMovies2010 registers on the site, his account will most likely vanish. :P

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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2010, 07:13:07 am »
lol, I think that would be fine

frankly, I think a move would be perfectly fine, especially if 1and1 hosting is going down in quality....

(just my opinion btw)

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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2010, 09:43:47 am »
Fine by me, especially with the current hosting issues. :)
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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2010, 07:00:30 pm »
I'd say go for it.

And about the 8th month in a row, let's see if we can get to 12...




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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2010, 07:44:07 pm »
Yeah, I wish Jan 2010 beaten a record too, we may have been able to have an entire year alone beat every previous record :P In Jan 2006 there were like 4000 posts and we got around 2600 in Jan 2010. What I wonder is next year, though. Will all the new program, releases, large POTY and high Cemetech/Omni forum activity cause even higher activity? Hopefully even if it is not as high maybe it will remain pretty high too.