You may have noted that the site has been running a bit or even very slowly since a few weeks. Even with the optimizations I've made before X05, the surge of visitors was just too much for the current site architecture. More inside.
So it was about time I finally decided to get a fully dedicated server at a professional hosting center. The old server was something I had assembled myself and was running on a P4 2.6c with 1 GB of RAM, hosted at my work. The new server will be a dual Xeon 3.2 with 2 GB of RAM with 2 10k RPM SCSI drivers in RAID 1. The hosting will now be on 2 50 Mbits links.
The site will be migrated this week end and could be down for up to one hour.
Of course all this has a cost, and going from basically a free hosting to something I have to pay (about $500) every month will be a huge difference for me. Hopefully the google ad. should be enough to at least pay for this, but I will certainly put some new advertising on the site within a few weeks. Of course as always, I will refuse annoying ads like popups, flash in the middle of a page and things like that.
For your information last month all the previous records of the site have been beaten. More than 422.000 unique visitors were recorded, with more than 7.200.000 pages seen. Needless to say I'm quite happy with this :)
I have a hard time when a fat bomber rolls around on skated with a parasol cocktail in his hand, whilst doing a pseudo-philosophical monologue about life. It's neither funny or cool, it's just dumb. (11 minutes ago)
@Melmoth: Yeah, but MGS1 has a good balance, 2 and onward doesn't. IMO. (39 minutes ago)
@Megido: that's the beauty of metal gear :). the mix of realism and (wtf) fantasy (1 Hour ago)
@MikeManiac61: He sounds like he's on the toilet with a serious constipation problem :) (3 Hours ago)
Especially on MGS4, he made it sound like he had a clog of saliva in his throat. (4 Hours ago)
@Megido: I think i'm the minority on this, but the VA for Snake (forgot his name) didn't click with me. (4 Hours ago)
I ca suspend my diabelief for walking tanks and cyber ninjas. Bomb planting fatsos with rocket powered rollerblades is a step too far. (6 Hours ago)