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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2010, 04:40:39 pm »
Mhmm, as temporary measure, I may be able to fix the anti-spam outage, thanks to the help of a guy on SMF forums. It is not guaranteed it will work, though, but I will let you know if it does (although if you see the total membercount (currently 515-ish) suddently go down, then this means the spambot mod got fixed :P)

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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2010, 09:12:44 am »
Mhmm, as temporary measure, I may be able to fix the anti-spam outage, thanks to the help of a guy on SMF forums. It is not guaranteed it will work, though, but I will let you know if it does (although if you see the total membercount (currently 515-ish) suddently go down, then this means the spambot mod got fixed :P)

Psh, only 515 members? My site has >1000!

Granted, over 90% of that is spambots...
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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2010, 12:21:45 pm »
Lol :P

I can't imagine how high our count would be if the anti-spam questions mod wasn't installed, though. On the old Omni board, back then Invisionfree had no anti-spam protection, and the member IDs were close to 5000 near the end (although I kept deleting bots). On the new board, I delete them regularly too, but we are still not even in the 1000s in terms of member ID.

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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2010, 12:24:34 am »
According to what Kerm said to me about his Surpasshosting plan and what I've read on many forums, including SMF community site, regarding hosting, it is becoming clear that I will need something else than shared hosting or at least a good shared hosting provider (that doesn't fall under the so-called overseller category, like many, and end up disabling features or blaming you when downtimes occurs.) From what I've seen, it looks like I may have to go towards a VPS (virtual private server). THose, however, offer much less diskspace for the price, which means that for affordable hosting, I would need to only use it for Omnimaga hosting. I also need to make sure to choose enough RAM. Some people say a SMF board with 50-75 users at once on it (default timespan of 15 minutes) should run fine under 512 MB of RAM, but I need to plan in long terms too. PLus I would certainly need help to install the required stuff to run my site efficiently. Omnimaga uses about 3 GB of diskspace. This means I would probably leave TIMGUL on my 1and1 account with the domain names, but Omnimaga would run on the new host alone.

Personally, I would rather get some help setting up softwares on a VPS, spend a bit more money on hosting, rather than switch to a new host, only to find out one year later that they'll shut down some PHP features in my face or worse, tell me Omnimaga slows down their server.

I am particulary interested in the VPS company that Alberthrocks is using for his new site at http://www.hostfolks.com/hosting/vps/

If it looks like I need a lot more RAM that that as well as other stuff and I have to sacrify webspace for a more affordable price, then what I can do is simply keep the calc videos hosted on 1and1, embed Youtube vids in the calc videos page and put mirror links to the 1and1 downloadable video files in the description. Just those are 800 MB I think :P

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Re: 8th month-based posting record in a row and possible hosting move
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2010, 12:30:06 am »
Small update: I'm probably gonna go with a SMF community-approved hosting provider. So far I am interested in two in particular. It's probably gonna be a shared hosting, but a quality one. I got told bad reviews about hostfolks because they also oversell and Alberthro said he had downtimes lately too on his VPS. Also, even if I chosen a better VPS somewhere else, for the price I would get more with a shared hosting. We're not gonna have 120 GB of diskspace anymore, but we never reached 15 at all anyway, and that's with TIMGUL included. Omnimaga is about 1.5 GB if we exclude video files. When we move I may link the video section to Youtube and simply keep my wmv files as backup on 1and1 in case my youtube acct went down or something. Also, those hosts put like 80 sites max per server at once, while 1and1 and the like put like 1000-2000 on one server.