MRC moves to dedicated webhosting

by snout on 20-03-2005, 21:59
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As of today the MSX Resource Center is hosted from a dedicated webserver in Germany. Due to increasing downtime and slowdowns at our previous ISP and other bad experiences with shared webhosting, we decided to take the next step: a single webserver completely dedicated to hosting the MSX Resource Center, fully customizable to our own needs.

At the moment DNS servers around the world are updating their DNS records. MRC should be fully available and operational within 48 hours. Thanks for your patience.

Comments (18)

By snout

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20-03-2005, 22:02

I'm quite curious: how's the new webserver's speed @ your location? Improved? About the same? Or is it slow as $(#*($*#? Smile

By mars2000you

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20-03-2005, 22:06

It seems a little faster Smile

By Grauw

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20-03-2005, 23:07

Same.

By Grauw

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20-03-2005, 23:07

(as in: it seems a little faster too)

By spl

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20-03-2005, 23:48

Same

By Bart

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20-03-2005, 23:49

Same Tongue

By wolf_

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21-03-2005, 00:17

*If* there's a difference, then I can't notice the difference between

time

and

time*1.001

Smile

By Sonic_aka_T

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21-03-2005, 00:41

odd, 'cause it seems to be quite a bit faster over here...

By Edwin

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21-03-2005, 00:43

Personally, I'd say it's more than just a little faster. Response to forum pages is at least twice as fast as earlier in the day.

It doesn't show the msx.org url in the location bar though. Maybe cache issues with the reverse DNS.

By snout

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21-03-2005, 00:45

Thanks for all the positive response so far. At least no one has reported the site being slower yet Wink. The URL in the adress bar will change as soon as your ISP has updated its DNS... (at least, it should... Tongue)

By Argon

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21-03-2005, 12:04

Fantastisch, alles loopt nu inderdaad heel wat vlotter :-)

Waar halen jullie het geld toch ? Tongue

By snout

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21-03-2005, 15:03

To the non-dutch: Argon just told us he is going to donate a lot of money to the MRC. Isn't that nice? ^_^

Seriously though: the MRC admins donate a steady amount of money a month to the MRC foundation, which is enough to keep the site up and running and do some small extras every now and then...

By Vampier

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21-03-2005, 20:57

Works great here Smile

By snout

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21-03-2005, 23:45

Made some extra improvements.... things should be quite a bit faster (or at least not slower) now ^_^

By Grauw

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22-03-2005, 14:59

What, you got rid of all the tables and made the page use CSS instead? What, you publish part of the page content statically, so that it saves on database queries?

^_^

~Grauw

By snout

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22-03-2005, 15:23

Step by step, Grauw... step by step Wink More CSS, less tables in the future. Static? No! Query cache? Yes! Smile

By Grauw

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22-03-2005, 15:59

Ah, query cache, of course, makes sense. That was the change you did just now at 23:45?

By snout

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22-03-2005, 16:11

...Tweaked some settings to that cache and improved the indexes of some tables in the database.

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