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Fisheaters has been suspended by their webhost
« on: December 13, 2010, 11:10:40 AM »
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  • Got an error message just now -- not sure how long the site will be down.

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    Offline ServusSpiritusSancti

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    « Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 02:21:13 PM »
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  • Strange. Of course, FE has been going way downhill the past year or so. Makes you wonder how much longer that forum will hold on.


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    « Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 06:44:47 PM »
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  • I hope it will stick around.  I still find it useful.  The best thing about it is the variety of people you find there.  Somewhere, you will find someone who is at a similar place on their journey, or someone who will understand where you are and offer advice without judging!

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    « Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, 11:26:01 AM »
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  • the articles are good, not crazy of course about the forum..that part can go.....
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    « Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 01:59:55 PM »
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  • Matthew,

    What were you doing on FE?  :confused1:

    Are you posting there again?


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    « Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010, 02:43:52 PM »
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  • I was trying to click on a link that appeared in my server logs -- a page that sent several people to CathInfo. I often check these out, to see how CathInfo is being mentioned out there.
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    Fisheaters has been suspended by their webhost
    « Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010, 03:40:17 PM »
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  • Their twitter page says the forum is back up, but I go to the forum & it says suspended?!

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    « Reply #7 on: December 14, 2010, 03:49:37 PM »
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  • Quote from: Matthew
    I was trying to click on a link that appeared in my server logs -- a page that sent several people to CathInfo. I often check these out, to see how CathInfo is being mentioned out there.


    Neat! Once they are back up, let us know the link.


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    « Reply #8 on: December 14, 2010, 04:22:47 PM »
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  • Quote from: Matthew
    I was trying to click on a link that appeared in my server logs -- a page that sent several people to CathInfo. I often check these out, to see how CathInfo is being mentioned out there.


    Lots of people who run forums do that.   :wink:

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    Fisheaters has been suspended by their webhost
    « Reply #9 on: December 14, 2010, 04:42:05 PM »
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  • So what's going on at Fisheaters? New feature that's eating up too much CPU or something?
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    « Reply #10 on: December 14, 2010, 04:50:52 PM »
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  • It was back up earlier today. I think Quis posted something about FE getting too big for their hosts. That CPU thing Matthew refers to was mentioned, but I didn't understand it!

    At the moment it's in Maintenance Mode. "Fixing site issues (again) - ETA: this evening"


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    « Reply #11 on: December 14, 2010, 05:04:30 PM »
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  • What Clare said.  Yes, it's the CPU load.

    If it weren't a shared host it would just run slower under heavy load which I would be fine with, but since it affects other websites, that's not allowed.

    So, I've been hacking stuff out to try and reduce the CPU load - like removing the RSS feed from the website front page, turning off page compression, etc.

    Anyhow, a blessed Advent to all!


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    « Reply #12 on: December 14, 2010, 07:56:13 PM »
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  • I heard that turning page compression off is a net LOSS because each session has to work longer to provide a larger page to download -- which costs (you guessed it) CPU time.

    http://www.whatsmyip.org/http_compression/

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    A common misconception is that compressing web pages on the fly will slow down a web server. This is not the case. It does take a little CPU to do the compression, but the result is that your web server is handling significantly less data, which reduces the total CPU load on the server.
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    « Reply #13 on: December 14, 2010, 08:06:11 PM »
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  • Even avatars, smilies, etc. take up a bit of bandwidth and hence CPU usage.

    Try reducing the number of posts per page -- when the program has to crunch 50 posts into a webpage when a person might only read 2 of them -- not exactly efficient.

    I would turn page compression back on.

    If you're using any javascript libraries, etc. you could try pre-compressing and serving it up GZipped.

    Same for CSS files -- make sure they're external, then GZIP them and serve them up that way.

    Gzipping reduces HTML/Javascript/CSS to about 1/4 of original size.

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    http://www.tanbooks.com/beta/ is gzipped

    Original Size: 39.32 KB
    Gzipped Size: 8.2 KB
    Data Savings: 79.15%
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    « Reply #14 on: December 14, 2010, 11:09:07 PM »
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  • OK, that makes sense.  I'll turn it back on.  That's also a good idea about posts per page.  I'll trim them down.

    Thanks for the advice!


     

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