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SERVER UPGRADE, WEEEEEEEEEE!


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#1 Offline Full_Frontal_Yeti - Posted August 29 2023 - 8:34 AM

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Thank you thank you thank you.
So amazingly fast and responsive now.
Can open ALL unread posts in tabs, quickly, and none of them time out.


Thank you, thank you.


Edited by Full_Frontal_Yeti, August 29 2023 - 9:28 AM.

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#2 Offline AntsTopia - Posted August 29 2023 - 8:50 AM

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The only thing is I couldn't get on formiculture since last night. I thought formiculture crashed or got hacked.

Edited by AntsTopia, August 29 2023 - 8:50 AM.

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#3 Offline Manitobant - Posted August 29 2023 - 9:09 AM

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Yeah i was wondering why the site was down. I guess this explains it.

#4 Offline Ernteameise - Posted August 29 2023 - 10:01 AM

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Great job!



#5 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 29 2023 - 10:27 AM

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Well that's interesting. It's faster now?



#6 Offline Full_Frontal_Yeti - Posted August 29 2023 - 11:04 AM

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Well that's interesting. It's faster now?

By ordes of magnatude it is faster/more responsive.

I happen to be on the real internet here.
I get to know about a server's quality in a way no home ISP user can.
This site would make me feel like i must'a connected via dial up.
And behave identically when i was behind my home ISP.

I had been pretty sure this site was runing on an older bit of desktop hardware out of someone's house for how slow it was.
If i opened up 5+ tabs of new posts, odds were good some of them would time out rather than load.

Now it is as responsive as any typical site i'm used to, all tabs load quickly, no time outs. Everything is button click responsive.

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
 I dig hardware and/or service upgrades. ;)

 



#7 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 29 2023 - 1:07 PM

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It wasn't an upgrade though. :lol:

 

The firewall died, so it's temporarily behind a completely different firewall and (ironically) on a much slower internet connection. The virtual server that the website runs on is ancient, which is what I assumed was the biggest problem with it, but now I'm starting to wonder. Maybe it's possible I have too much custom security configured on that firewall, or maybe it had something to do with the firewall's drive dying.


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#8 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 29 2023 - 1:55 PM

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I actually have a brand new virtual web server already built, but the current one is so old, it is going to be very difficult to move the forum over. It is going to take a big upgrade to the forum software.


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#9 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted August 29 2023 - 3:02 PM

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Would that cause it to be down for a while?

Interested buying in ants? Feel free to check out my shop

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Atta sp (wish they were in CA), Crematogaster cerasi, Most Pheidole species

 

 


#10 Offline AntsTopia - Posted August 29 2023 - 3:45 PM

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I'm assuming as I checked all the down websites and they all said it was down from last night till this morning.

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#11 Offline ANTdrew - Posted September 9 2023 - 3:09 PM

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Was there more work done on the website today? I could not get on. It has been working a lot less consistently in general recently.
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#12 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted September 9 2023 - 4:03 PM

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It worked well for me today.

#13 Offline AntsTopia - Posted September 9 2023 - 6:44 PM

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Same, the down websites says it was last down more than 1 week ago. 


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#14 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted September 9 2023 - 7:07 PM

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It was offline a bit for me, topia and Virginian probably didn't notice because of the short time it was offline.

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#15 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 9 2023 - 7:31 PM

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The problem was fixed, and the server had to be moved back to the data center. Some time on Monday it will be down again for probably less than an hour while it is being moved within the data center.


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#16 Online bmb1bee - Posted September 9 2023 - 10:06 PM

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We should have a dspdrew appreciation thread for all the work he's put into improving this forum for us.  :lol:


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#17 Offline ANTdrew - Posted September 10 2023 - 2:57 AM

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We should have a dspdrew appreciation thread for all the work he's put into improving this forum for us. :lol:

Yeah! Can somebody get this man a raise?
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#18 Offline Yourbasicantkeeper - Posted September 10 2023 - 9:30 AM

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We should have a dspdrew appreciation thread for all the work he's put into improving this forum for us.  :lol:

Totally!


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#19 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted September 10 2023 - 9:42 AM

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Yes.

#20 Offline Full_Frontal_Yeti - Posted September 13 2023 - 8:58 AM

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The server chugs again.

 

It wasn't an upgrade though. :lol:

 

The firewall died, so it's temporarily behind a completely different firewall and (ironically) on a much slower internet connection. The virtual server that the website runs on is ancient, which is what I assumed was the biggest problem with it, but now I'm starting to wonder. Maybe it's possible I have too much custom security configured on that firewall, or maybe it had something to do with the firewall's drive dying.

knowing that this is not running out of a home ISP closet on some desktop box, the way it feels when it chugs on my end.

Then i'm guesing either some way under powered hardware for the load, or as you mention, maybe some heavy handed security settings dragging out load times too much.

But if i go to the fresh post list, and start tabbing open fresh posts to go through. 3-6 tabs in, Chug chug, and time out on a tab or two that'll need to relaod.

 

Not belly aching, glad ot have what we got at all. Just FYI.

At home ISP or on the real internet, this site chugs under seemingly light load.

 

So just let'n you know what i've observed over the last couple weeks of site back end stuff going on.


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