New Dedicated Server Update - Site Migration Complete

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  1. Alex

    Alex Administrator Super Mod Premium Member

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    Hey MLPers,

    First off, I want to apologize for the poor site performance we've been experiencing lately. Like many of you, I, too, was frustrated about all of this slowness and double posting. :mad2: I've tried to optimize the server and forum software some more, but that didn't do much.

    So, I went shopping around online and got us a new dedicated server! :naughty: Once MLP is transferred to the new server, which should be complete by the end of the week the latest, we all should notice a significant improvement in site responsiveness. Here are the new server specs:

    New Server

    2 X Dual Processor Hex Core Xeon X5675 - 3.07GHz - 2 x 12MB cache w/HT (12 virtual + 12 hyperthreading = 24 core)
    RAM: 12 GB DDR3 Registered 1333
    First Hard Drive: 300GB SA-SCSI 15K RPM (OS/files)
    Second Hard Drive: 100GB SSD (database only)
    Operating System: CentOS 6.0 (64 bit)


    Old Server

    Dual Processor Quad Core Xeon 5430 - 2.66GHz - 2 x 12MB cache
    6 GB DDR2 Registered RAM
    147GB SA-SCSI 15K RPM Hard Drive (files only)
    73GB SA-SCSI 15K RPM Hard Drive (database only)
    CentOS 5.x Operating System (32 bit)


    The server has been ordered already and is in the process of being set up by the datacenter. The next step is to configure, harden and optimize the new server. I'll keep you guys updated.

    Thanks for your support and patience. :yesway:
     
  2. Alex

    Alex Administrator Super Mod Premium Member

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    Update 2: Site migration complete! Domain propagation still in effect, though. If anyone encounters permission problems when uploading/updating images, please let me know! Thanks for your patience. :)

    Update 1: Ok, the server is ready! Tomorrow morning I'll start performing the server migration. There may be minimal downtime during the process. After that's done, it may take up to 48 hours for the domain MyLesPaul.com to propagate worldwide.

    What is domain propagation?

    By the way, the processor for the server was upgraded to: 2 X Dual Processor Hex Core Xeon X5675 - 3.07GHz - 2 x 12MB cache w/HT (12 virtual + 12 hyperthreading = 24 core). :thumb:
     
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  3. HRC

    HRC Senior Member

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    Great news. Thanks for the update and for letting us rome wild here...:thumb:
     
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  4. Strato

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    You're good man Brother. Thanks for everything Alex.:applause::applause:
     
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  5. Gin&Pentatonic

    Gin&Pentatonic Senior Member

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    Thanks for tolerating us misfits Alex. Your like count should be going through the roof pretty soon.
     
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  7. rxbandit

    rxbandit Senior Member

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    Awesome news!
     
  8. RoadRunner

    RoadRunner Banned

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    Much obliged. I'll see to it that Jean puts a little something back from my social security check and try to pay my way around here too. I like coming here and chatting with the good boys and girls that make up this guitar forum.
     
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    looking forward to it.
     
  10. Alligatorbling

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    CHUNKYNECK Senior Member

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    I thaught this was about someone finding a new wife.:naughty:
    Great news all the same:thumb:
     
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  12. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    Thank you, Alex. Now will y'all have the room to gather all of AlligatorBling's threads into his own sub-forum?
     
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    dance with me thump. dance with me.
     
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  14. TKOjams

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    Thank you Sir!!!
     
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  15. Thumpalumpacus

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    Though you may wish with all your heart,
    and through pithy posts you may impart
    this odd desire to share a dance,
    I fear that let you down I must --
    though your dream crumble to dust --
    I say, my friend, you have no chance.
     
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  16. Alligatorbling

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    a Haiku.

    i breakdance with thump
    we do the robot and worm
    drop it like its hot
     
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    I see he's still playing hard to get. If you were nearby I'd get the two of you a room.
     
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    Roman Master Luthier V.I.P. V.I.P. Member

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    well done Alex
     
  20. PunkerJon

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    In before the lock?
     
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