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tlr online
21-05-05, 15:16
Greetings folks.

We're moving our forum onto a brand new dedicated server on Monday, which means we won't be sharing the dedicated www.tombraiderchronicles.com (http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com) anymore.

All speed issues will instantly be resolved. Thank you again for your patience, and your continued support of our enterprise.

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Joseph
21-05-05, 15:31
THAT IS THE GREATEST NEWS OF THIS YEAR!!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif
Thanks in advance tlr! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

How many time will it take to move, i mean how long will this forum be down during the move? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

tlr online
21-05-05, 15:36
About 5 minutes. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Joseph
21-05-05, 15:41
Only 5 minutes!? That's a speedy start already. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

I am very excited about this. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Neteru
21-05-05, 16:15
Excellent news http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

TopCat.TopBeing
21-05-05, 16:26
thats great tlr! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

hope it didnt cost too much did it?

UNDERTAKER
21-05-05, 16:30
Joy to the world, new servers come!

Ahem, thats great news tlr. Hope the transition goes smoothly.

ELEN
21-05-05, 16:54
This is so cool!!!! Thanks http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

Anubis_AF
21-05-05, 16:59
Thank you, your work is surely appreciated.

Henhead
21-05-05, 17:03
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/Henhead/party.gif

Apofiss
21-05-05, 17:11
YES atlast! That's amazing news! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif I can't even imagine how it is when TRF.com works fast! :D tlr online http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif Well what will be the speed growth overall? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Thorn
21-05-05, 18:05
Can't wait till Monday. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Henhead
21-05-05, 18:55
Will it also stop this from happening?

Please wait. Load balancing

[ 21. May 2005, 19:57: Message edited by: Henhead ]

Simulation
21-05-05, 21:51
Yeeeeeeeeessssss http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Nicky
21-05-05, 22:48
Awesomeness http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

TRChik
21-05-05, 23:46
great news http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif thanks!

Olvidarse
22-05-05, 03:51
I was wondering why the forum was so fast for the last few minutes of browsing, and now I know why. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Thorn
22-05-05, 04:23
We love you beyond belief tlr. ;) The forums are top-notch. Ta! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

edit: btw can you restore the Recent Visitors feature? That way we'll know if certain members are on.

[ 22. May 2005, 05:32: Message edited by: THORN ]

tlr online
23-05-05, 15:11
Greetings all. Just heard from our uplink provider and we're waiting for PhP to be installed on the new server. It's all in place, so it shouldn't be long now.

Thorn. Yup. Recent visitors will be re-enabled.

Henhead
23-05-05, 15:12
What time is this happening today, if it has not already been done?

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

*edit* Oops :D

[ 23. May 2005, 16:15: Message edited by: Henhead ]

Nephili
23-05-05, 18:30
Has it been done yet?

Draco
23-05-05, 18:51
Are we there yet?

Apofiss
23-05-05, 22:47
Well, are we? (I guess not http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif )

[ 23. May 2005, 23:48: Message edited by: Apofiss ]

tlr online
23-05-05, 23:07
No. Still waiting for PhP to be installed :angry:

Taker Fan
24-05-05, 11:28
Good bye www.trchronicles.com (http://www.trchronicles.com) !

Thorn
24-05-05, 12:14
It's Tuesday... :confused:

Taker Fan
24-05-05, 12:16
Yeah it's Tuesday what's happening? I thought it took five minutes.

tlr online
24-05-05, 13:23
As I have already mentioned, I am waiting for PhP to be installed. Since the server is being set up for me, I have no control over the timing atm.

Gabi
24-05-05, 17:17
Well......

That explains this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Gabicats/infopop.jpg

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

tlr online
24-05-05, 17:19
Indeed! You can also read my complaint to InfoPOP here:

http://www.ubbcentral.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/5/5171.html

Anubis_AF
24-05-05, 17:21
There's also one sentance recommanding vBulletin instead of InfoPOP. I agree. I've been once on vBulletin forums, they look magnificent http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

tlr online
24-05-05, 17:25
Please bear with us folks. I am very sorry for this continued inconvenience. As soon as our server is FINALLY set up, we'll be upgrading to vBulletin. vBulletin uses PhP and MySQL (database software) so no matter how large our forum is, and no matter how many members we have, the forum will also operate lightning fast.

We WILL NOT be deleting old member records and removing older posts, as recommended by InfoPOP.

tlr online
24-05-05, 17:27
b/w apologies for the spelling mistake above. I'd edit my post, but I don't have 60 minutes to spare. :(

Gabi
24-05-05, 17:35
Don't worry Justin, it's not your fault and in the end it will be worth the wait. http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/travesmilies/smilie_allesgut.gif

Anubis_AF
24-05-05, 17:39
Yea. We're familiar with that kind of people. Don't worry http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Geck-o-Lizard
24-05-05, 17:50
vBulletin pwns Infopop. Heh. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Nicky
24-05-05, 18:04
Hey don't worry at all, Justin http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

Besides, good things come to those who are patient http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Anubis_AF
24-05-05, 18:09
Originally posted by Nicky:
Besides, good things come to those who are patient http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Didn't you hear about the guy who desperately wanted to go to the bathroom? But it was already occupied http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Taker Fan
24-05-05, 20:56
Is the server changed yet? It's been 9 hours.

tlr online
25-05-05, 03:48
To save you from keep asking the same question, I'll let you know once we've moved.

b/w I've just had a reply from InfoPOP about my complaint. Apparently, UBB Classic is only designed for small communities. It would have been nice to have been informed that before we paid for UBB Classic 6.7.2.

InfoPOP are now recommending either EVE or Threads as a viable alternative, both use MySQL which is a powerful and extremely fast database rather than the flat file database we presently use with UBB Classic.

Hopefully, with InfoPOP's help and our new server, we can fully resolve our performance issues.

Geck-o-Lizard
25-05-05, 07:18
Are you gonna ask for a refund of the cash you spent on the upgrade? Because they really ought to have let people know what load their software can handle when they put it up for sale, especially at 200 pounds apiece.

tlr online
25-05-05, 14:20
Apparently, they require ANOTHER 100$ for an upgrade, which is a bit cheaky really.

I've had a look at UBB Threads and it looks really ugly. UBB Classic looks far more appealing. I've investigating their EVE platform atm which is supposed to be all-singing all-dancing, with My Space for member files, just a ton of features.

vBulletin still looks like the most viable option at present. This also uses a MySQL backend. My only concern would be backing up the forum. We've been using a version of UBB Classic since June 2000, when the forum first opened its doors, and I'm confident I know the software like the back of my hand. Occassionally we've had problems and I was able to fix them. Learning how new software works is a little daunting, because if something goes wrong, then I'll have to call someone up and have them fix it. Not only is this method expensive, but it could also result in an extended outage for the forum.

If we go with vBulletin, I'll extensively test on a local server before upgrading our UBB Classic. vBulletin will port over all member records and posts, so we shouldn't lose any data.

tlr online
25-05-05, 14:37
Right folks. EVE cannot be hosted here. InfoPOP exclusively host EVE, which is NOT what we're looking for. In other words, with EVE we own the database (content) but we don't own the software, which is kinda like being held to ransom.

I'm posting some screenshots of vBulletin and UBB Threads. Let me know what you prefer.

ELEN
25-05-05, 14:39
This is ridiculous! I'm really ****ed off with them :mad: They knew about our forum (they had the URL). They knew it was large and UBB.Classic couldn't hanle it. Why didn't they tell tlr that Classic is not approapriate for our forum and he should get Threads instead? :mad:

tlr online
25-05-05, 14:47
I totally agree Hon. This should have been made clear right from the beginning, yet we were still sold UBB Classic, with absolutely no mention of the software being unable to handle our load.

We've all experienced months of utter frustration, and let's not forget we've prolly lost members as a result of the poor performance of our software during peak times.

The more I think about it, the more I think a complete break would benefit us more. vBulletin seem to provide a durable solution for a large scale community. Although I'm angry with InfoPOP, I've still been using their products for five years, and divorcing them will make me feel a trifle nervous, because we'll be using software which I do not adequately know.

We have daily backups of our current forum (inc. software) so I suppose one contingency would be to revert back to Classic should vBulletin fail.

Apofiss
25-05-05, 20:43
How many GBs all tombraiderforums' data takes? (I mean all posts + other needed files).

tlr online
25-05-05, 20:48
About 1Gb, Apofiss.

DREWY
25-05-05, 23:11
No idea about the tech side of things tlr. We'll leave it in your capable hands. Whatever you think is best.

Apofiss
26-05-05, 16:51
Originally posted by tlr online:
About 1Gb, Apofiss. Then you should make a copy of files for safety reasons, perhaps burning it on RW DVD would be perfect solution. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

tlr online
26-05-05, 16:54
Apofiss. We back up daily. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Thorn
29-05-05, 13:38
Anyone experience slowdown lately? It's taking several minutes to just go to a different page. :(

Nephili
29-05-05, 13:40
Yea i get that also.

Joseph
29-05-05, 13:42
Yes Thorn . We all notice. Please read Page 2 of this thread...
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Originally posted by tlr online:
Indeed! You can also read my complaint to InfoPOP here:

http://www.ubbcentral.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/5/5171.html

Thorn
29-05-05, 13:47
It's rediculous. I hope this gets fixed soon because it takes too long.

Neteru
29-05-05, 14:53
'Ridiculous'

Have patience, we'll get there. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif