Recent downtime issues (Comic Book Forums)

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  • Posted: October 23, 2010 5:39:59 pm
  • I want to apologize for the recent CBR downtime that we have been experiencing. I think we have finally reached the "boiling point" with all of the features we have and the demand on the server from users.

    I did sign up for a service that will alert me within 1 minute of the site being non-responsive. Unfortunately it still will take anywhere from 5 - 10 minutes for me to get it back up if it does go down (and that is optimistic).

    The primary problem is that this site is database intensive with dynamic queries all over the place. I continue to optimize and cache where I can (i.e. instead of the homepage generating every time you load it, the whole thing is cached for a minute, and parts for up to 8 hours).

    I think that it might be time to upgrade the database and put it on its own server. Right now the code and the database have to share resources. If they are separate then we shouldn't have any problems. The biggest drawback to this is that it will effectively double my cost a month to run the site.

    The biggest hog itself is the comic listings (i.e. each page). I first am going to see if I can optimize it some before going through the extra expense (something I don't have the money for).

    Again, sorry for the least it has been limited.
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  • Posted: October 27, 2010 11:10:34 am
  • Hey DB,

    Anytime the site has been down i just assume that you are working on making it better, So to me the downtime is not a problem.

    Now downtime on my cable when im watching a show is a big pet peeve of mine.

    Thanks for all the work you do.

    You build your collection one book at a time and day by day it seem to stay the same. Then one day KA BLAM it gotten out of control. Thanks mom I love you.

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  • Posted: October 27, 2010 1:06:59 pm
  • I agree with tt. Minor disturbances. Hey what are we paying $30 a month for??? Ohhhh right. Free site!!!

    You are doing a great job. Might help with some fees though. Optimized code is one thing, but sometimes a boost in the hardware is better.

    And tt, that's my pet peeve also - and I work for the cable company!!!
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