Traffic and Server Load (7/22/02)

Discussion in 'Site News' started by arn, Jul 22, 2002.

  1. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    Traffic increased dramatically today for unclear reasons.

    One person had mentioned that the site was mentioned on TechTV last night... so perhaps it was again on TechTV today.

    Regardless, I apologize for the downtime today. The server just wasn't prepared for it. As a result, we had to shut down the forums for a while, and have now limited the forums to registered users only.

    arn
     
  2. Beej macrumors 68020

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  3. daRAT macrumors regular

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  4. G4scott macrumors 68020

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  5. szark macrumors 68030

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    Wow! :eek:
     
  6. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Then [as the commercial often said] just do it... :D
     
  7. iH8Quark macrumors 6502

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    Geez. That's almost as many users as arn has posts. :)
     
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    wow, that's totall nuts - who'd a thought, non-expo overload.

    yep, get more memory at least for the server, if the site gets this popular, you're going to need to upgrade.

    maybe a little mention that the site needs a new server thread - donations accepted - i'd give $10.....

    and now that the forums are only available to members, you're only going to increase membership - remember we got more than 1500 because of the lockdown on MWNY last week.

    the site got 600+ members since the server fart alone - macrumors is off and running....

    way to go arn!:D

    D
     
  9. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    what is the server right now?

    and are the macapps forums hosted on the same server?
     
  10. Geert macrumors 6502a

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    yesterday while browsing the forums I got kicked out.

    Arn, am I a registered user?
    'cause during MW forums were only for registered users and I could not get on.
     
  11. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    all the forums were shut down for an hour or two, so it might not have been a mistake, it might have been for everybody.
     
  12. drastik macrumors 6502a

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    I couldn't get on during MW either, I know I don't have the most posts around here, but I'm around a lot and I though a few hundred would make me a registered user?;)

    Oh, well, probably just overload.
     
  13. arn thread starter macrumors god

    arn

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    "Registered" simply means you have a username/login.

    So, if you are reading this, you are registered. :)

    arn
     
  14. Geert macrumors 6502a

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    Hey Arn, have another question.

    I have cookies enabled both at work and at home, and today. after already posted couple of times I needed to log back in. I thought that that freaking peecee was well... freaking.
    But when I got home my trusted mac also requested to log in again.
    Why was that? Did you reset something? Cleared out a couple non-active-users or so?
     
  15. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    the entire macworld NY streaming event was hosted off 4 xserves. think of the traffic arn could maintain with a rack... just one might be enough
     
  16. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Only 4 Xserves? That might explain why I couldn't connect to either of the keynote streams. :)
     

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