Moved to new servers.

tl;dr - moved to new servers, should be faster, less troublesome inshallah.

OK, after a few weeks of choppy performance on the previous hosts, I have moved the site over to a new host.

This should mean both a faster site and less issued.

However I had not moved earlier as the old providers provided more hands on support for managing the server and I had gottne used to being lazy. Not only that, moving servers can always uncover issued and problems.

The new virtual server is a lot faster than the old one, but I will now need to brush up my skills on how to manage it - and today went a long way with that as since a few things did go wrong, I had to figure out how to fix things myself.

This may be why for the most of saturday the site would be down for some people. The new DNS settings directing the domain name to the correct server are also still propagating and while generally they are near instantaneous, it can take upto 48 hours and for me atleast, I cannot access the site yet using the domain name (thought I can see that others can).

Technology can be incredibly annoying when it doesnt work.

PS I will be making a few other changes to the site too - a few smallish ones for now, hopefully better spam protection - I guess the onyl way to see if the other systems are better is by actually trying them out. I've added Mollom spam protection. Let's see how that works out.

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You
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and now I can can access the site via typing http://www.therevival.co.uk - I assume most others will be able to too.

In short the changes made to the site should mean:

1. Faster.
2. Less problems/brokenness.
3. better spam filtering.
4. Tribune is fixed.

Its time to be angry.

Foysol89
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Biggrin

Lets reunite the ummah under one flag LA ILAHA IL ALLAH MUHAMMADUR RASULULLAH

bilan
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3 cheers for admin!

Hip Hip Huuray! x 3 Blum 3

Biggrin

"Verily, in the remembrance of Allah, do hearts find rest"

MuslimBro
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bilan wrote:
Hip Hip Huuray! x 3

You can't say all that by yourself, you can say the first part and someone else is supposed to say the second part.
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give it up for ADMIN!!!

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?

MuslimBro
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I can really notice the speed at which the site loads, it used to be quite slow before.

Foysol89
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MuslimBro wrote:
I can really notice the speed at which the site loads, it used to be quite slow before.

+1

Lets reunite the ummah under one flag LA ILAHA IL ALLAH MUHAMMADUR RASULULLAH

bilan
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MuslimBro wrote:
bilan wrote:
Hip Hip Huuray! x 3

You can't say all that by yourself, you can say the first part and someone else is supposed to say the second part.

Buzzkill!

"Verily, in the remembrance of Allah, do hearts find rest"

Valkyrie
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Foysol89 wrote:
MuslimBro wrote:
I can really notice the speed at which the site loads, it used to be quite slow before.

+1

+2

 

Looking To See
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Valkyrie wrote:
Foysol89 wrote:
MuslimBro wrote:
I can really notice the speed at which the site loads, it used to be quite slow before.

+1

+2

+3

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?

Lioness of Allah
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MuslimBro wrote:
bilan wrote:
Hip Hip Huuray! x 3

You can't say all that by yourself, you can say the first part and someone else is supposed to say the second part.

Hooray!!!!

Death is the end of time. Not the end of Life.

Smile Biggrin

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Lilly wrote:
Valkyrie wrote:
Foysol89 wrote:
MuslimBro wrote:
I can really notice the speed at which the site loads, it used to be quite slow before.

+1

+2

+3

+4

Death is the end of time. Not the end of Life.

Smile Biggrin