Server Move Coming

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Server Move Coming

Postby Lord Tuvitor » Mon May 05, 2014 8:20 pm

Some time this week, we're going to be changing hosts and upgrading the forums and frontpage software to newer versions. There will be some downtime, but I shall do my best to keep it minimized. Just a heads-up.
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Re: Server Move Coming

Postby Whispers » Wed May 07, 2014 3:51 am

Thanks for the heads up, LT
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Re: Server Move Coming

Postby herumorna » Wed May 07, 2014 10:05 pm

Who do you host with, if I may ask? I am (well, was) in the business.
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Re: Server Move Coming

Postby Lord Tuvitor » Thu May 08, 2014 10:27 pm

We're moving to an Amazon EC2 cloudspace. For our needs currently it is a lot cheaper than the current solution. If we were to suddenly become more popular than TFN for some totally unexpected reason, EC2 could flex up to handle our needs without issue. Currently we're hosted with MyHosting, and we are paying far more than we need to.

The uptime has been very good with MyHosting. They have been reliable. They are just more expensive than I am currently able to cover out of pocket. EC2 works well enough for Reddit and Netflix, and for a site as small as ours in comparison, it's priced far better than MyHosting.
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Re: Server Move Coming

Postby herumorna » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:51 pm

EC2 makes a lot of sense, especially if you're expecting sudden bumps in traffic before Ep VII (feels odd adding that last I).
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Re: Server Move Coming

Postby Lord Tuvitor » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:30 pm

We're moving to an Azure hosted Linux VM. Amazon charged far more than expected for bandwidth used while setting up new instances (apt-get updates can pull a lot of gigabytes, apparently). Not really expecting a lot of traffic.
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Re: Server Move Coming

Postby Lord Tuvitor » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:44 am

If you are reading this, you are now on the new server.
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Re: Server Move Coming

Postby Salty » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:51 pm

Good work!
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Re: Server Move Coming

Postby Emperor's Prize » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:08 am

Rockin. \m/
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