FORUM GOING DOWN - Transfer to new server

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It goes like shit off a shovel.
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The main NPF website is now on the new server and I have taken the opportunity to add the latest version of "Gallery" software that runs the photo gallery. I have just started adding the photos to it and may take me some time as there are about 9,000!

Let me know if you like the new layout/look of it.

http://www.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/photos/index.php/
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I liked the old one better. This one looks like old MySpace.
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This new one is much quicker and less resource intensive on the server. Plus everything can be "tagged" to make it nice and organised.

I am just going through uploading the photos to the gallery now and will take a few days I think. It will give me the chance to clean it up a little and organise it a bit better. If anyone has any suggestions (except use the old software) then do let me know.
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Well you did ask us about the new look...
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I did. I have lost my mind and forgotten I asked that. :lol:
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Well the site seems to be working just fine so looks like the move to the new server has been a success.

CPU usage is now on average less than 25% utilised and RAM is about 50% utilised. This is in contrast to the last server which was constantly maxed out thus causing the website to run slow and driving people away.

Over the past few days, the number of pages people are viewing on the site has increased by about 40% showing that load time was important!

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A geek accountant. Worse still!!!! :lol: Anyway, site seems to be loading faster [-D-]
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If you want me to test out the new hardware I could write a script that would constantly open pages on the forum and run it on a few PCs here at work


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No, that is quite alright. :D
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Sorry for the downtime. Upgraded the server this morning before going to work and thought everything was working ok but apparently not.
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With what you posted in the other thread about your dad, the site being down was the least of your worries today :(
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I think you could be on to something. :)
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The site will be down at some point over the next few days for perhaps 24-48 hours.

I am setting up a new IONOS Cloud Server - cheaper and more powerful than the current server. Also, it will have more "resources" so the site should work quicker for people.

I will keep y'all posted as to when I click the button that transfers the site to the new server.
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Back online now, might be missing a couple posts from the past few days.

Let me know if you experience any issues.