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Steven P.    14,165

This is just a heads up that we have ordered another new server to replace the original (single) dedicated server we first bought in Feb 2005 (which is now dying).

Currently we have:

Server 1 - Main SQL (And email ever since the dev server died)

Server 2 - Dev server and uploads (server 3 was running out of disk space) <- this one will be removed from the mix

Server 3 - MySQL backup, Sphinx(search), IRC, Services (will be integrated with ignition), Staff folders

Server 4 - Apache

Server 5 - Apache

New server plan:

Server 1 - Main SQL 1 <- this was added last year

Server 2 - Main SQL 2 <- this will be the new server

Server 3 - Search, IRC, Staff Folders & Dev

Server 4 - Apache

Server 5 - Apache

This comes with our continuing commitment to offer streamlined service and strive for 100% uptime, and give back to the community a portion of our ad revenue to better services here.

The estimated structure change will most likely take place in December, and possibly coincide with the site upgrade to a completely new news content management system and upgrade to IPB3.

The new server is a Poweredge r300 Quad Core Xeon L5410 Processor2x6M Cache, 2.33GHz, 1333MHz FSB, which is the same as the server we bought last year.

Forgot to mention that we've increased the stock 16GB to 24GB RAM and we've ordered larger disks (not sure how big). :p

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Sn00pY    11

Just bought 2 of these for 2 new ISA boxes.

Groovy :D

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MikeChipshop    3,458

Nice nice, good to see things moving along nicely :D

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Lee G.    234

Great news :D

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Steve B.    467

Woohoo, great stuff!

In the end it's all a cover for the Staff Christmas Party they're actually paying for ;)

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Creamy    1
and upgrade to IPB3

Now thats sounds interesting! :)

Nice Move on the server! (Y)

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_V_    0

Well done! Looking forward to the upgrade to Ignition and IPB3.

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Richard Hammond    119

Its nice to see the owners/partners believe in Neowin enough to buy a whole new server rather than try to bodge the old one. I shall click on a few more adverts than i usually do, every little helps in my own small way.

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+jamesyfx    362

I like hearing about upgrades.

What is it that we were always forced to say at PC World..

Oh yeah..

FANTASTIC NEWS.

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torrentthief    313

is it not better to get a single server and have everything virtualised on it using vmware esxi or something?

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Pablo2008jedi    3
is it not better to get a single server and have everything virtualised on it using vmware esxi or something?

For performance I would say no, for file servers and print servers yes virtulise!

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DaveLegg    1,007
is it not better to get a single server and have everything virtualised on it using vmware esxi or something?

I'm not a massive fan of having a single point of failure ;)

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Scorbing    517

Cool

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Steven P.    14,165

The way it will be setup means we can lose 2 engines and still fly on the remaining two :p

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Sethos    270
The way it will be setup means we can lose 2 engines and still fly on the remaining two :p

What if the wing falls off?

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Steven P.    14,165
What if the wing falls off?

Then it'll go the same way airplanes usually do when a wing falls off (down) :p

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MikeChipshop    3,458
What if the wing falls off?

Fly in circles?

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Fred Derf    217
Well done! Looking forward to the upgrade to Ignition and IPB3.

We need a "the cat is out of the bag" emoticon. :p

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Subject Delta    108

Great news, extra speed and stability is always great

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+John Teacake    454

Keep up the good work!

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Pablo2008jedi    3
I'm not a massive fan of having a single point of failure ;)

Then cluster! ;)

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+Frank B.    7,151

Good news.

On an unrelated note, where are the board statistics for August, September and October?

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Scaldari Anitoba    0

Of course a single point of failure is a single starting point for diagnostics and trouble shooting.

I'm not a massive fan of having a single point of failure ;)

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Tanoru    1

New Server = 'thumbs up'

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hjf288    68

Just curious, but how come you use Apache?

Would it not be better using NGINX or Lighttpd?

Even a mix with Static by NGINX/Lig and dynamic by PHP..

Also Litespeed is nice but quite pricey...

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