XBOX Thursday, November 3, 2005 | 10:29 PM

Xboxyde's evolution

Xboxyde's evolution

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 :)

All comments

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Commented on 2005-11-03 22:56:06
Nice!
I don't mind a few ads here and there.

It can't be worse than Gamespot, IGN, and 1UP, hehe.
Commented on 2005-11-03 22:56:15
I love you guys. Comprehensive, dedicated, down to earth, and thoroughly reviewless. Just the way every gaming site should be :)

Rock on.
Commented on 2005-11-03 22:57:09
Congratulations.... Looking forward to the new site.
Commented on 2005-11-03 22:57:36
Hey BlimBlim,

The site rocks. Thanks for always trying to provide the best info and clips. Let us know in the future how we can help!
Commented on 2005-11-03 23:02:59
Congrats BlimBlim with the succes.

The site has become the place where you can find the latest movies at the best quality.

Keep up the good work.
Commented on 2005-11-03 23:17:36 In reply to JWCHeetebrij
Whoa, that's a lot of hits. Nice work.

This place is always the first site I check in the morning. Thanks.
Commented on 2005-11-03 23:18:16
Great news on the sites success. Xboxyde provides the best XBOX media on the net - bar none. I welcome a few adds, you need something for your effort.
Commented on 2005-11-03 23:19:02
I don't mind advertising if the site is great and has something to offer. I'd be happy to let adblock not block your ads and support this site.
Commented on 2005-11-03 23:21:17
Hey Blimblim,

How about setting up a donation facility with paypal? I would glady give you some money as a token of my thanks, and I'm sure many visitors would also.

A few $/£ from even 1 in every 50 visitors would be very helpful...

Good luck with the new server, this site has the best content period.
Commented on 2005-11-03 23:24:49 In reply to rupbert
Posted by rupbert
Hey Blimblim,

How about setting up a donation facility with paypal? I would glady give you some money as a token of my thanks, and I'm sure many visitors would also.

A few $/£ from even 1 in every 50 visitors would be very helpful...

Good luck with the new server, this site has the best content period.
yeh not a bad idea and great work with the site so far - im sure it will get better
Commented on 2005-11-03 23:27:41 In reply to rupbert
Posted by rupbert
Hey Blimblim,

How about setting up a donation facility with paypal? I would glady give you some money as a token of my thanks, and I'm sure many visitors would also.

A few $/£ from even 1 in every 50 visitors would be very helpful...

Good luck with the new server, this site has the best content period.
I would donate also.
Commented on 2005-11-03 23:31:08
Count me in. I'd happily donate to one of the best gaming sites on the net.
Commented on 2005-11-03 23:33:01
This is definitely one of the best sites to go to for media (the first site I check when I want gaming goodness), so if adding a few ads means you can keep it going stronger than before then that's not a problem at all.

Great thing you got here Blim, many thanks.
Commented on 2005-11-03 23:55:48
Congratulation Blimness ! ....and thx to all members, visitors , we all love this site ;)
Commented on 2005-11-04 00:05:07
This is hands down the best media site for the xbox 360, i check this site in the morning, afternoon, evening...whenever i'm online--i feel like i've been living here for the past month and a half XD
Commented on 2005-11-04 00:23:05
This site is the first site i look at as soon as i connect to the internet!
Loving the site - you give high quality videos/pics and for free! (unlike iGN etc who make u pay for some crap and to get rid of the ads!)
Ill click a few more ads for ya, till my finder hurts! :D
Commented on 2005-11-04 00:29:53
I must say, this is by far the best gaming site I have ever seen. I don't know how to manage to get ahold of all the videos (seriously... you have ALL of them) especially in high res, but keep up the awesome work. You're doing great BlimBlim.
Commented on 2005-11-04 00:39:05
This is the best damn Xbox site out there. You guys pwn.
Commented on 2005-11-04 00:46:06
This is the best site, I always come here to get my videos and info. Best quality, always posted first, and free.
Commented on 2005-11-04 00:52:01
You do what you have to do to keep this awesome site up.
Commented on 2005-11-04 00:52:29
Awesome! Faster access to an already awesome site!

Ryan
http://www.openxbox360.com
Commented on 2005-11-04 00:53:57
'Cause I'm moving on up
You're moving on out
Moving on up
Nothing can stop me
I'm moving on up
You're moving on out
Time to break free
Nothing can stop me
They brag a man has walked in space
But you can't even find my place
Mm there ain't nothing (not a thing)
You can do
'Cause I've had enough of me baby
Being part of you
Just who do you think you are
This time you've gone too far
Just who do you think you are
Take it like a man baby if that's what you are

srry this post got that stupid song stuck in my head. not u must face the wrath of it!!!!
Commented on 2005-11-04 00:59:11 In reply to PlumbDrumb
Hey, good luck on the move of servers. Should be nice once everything is up and running. Its cool to see your site is growing so fast.. ;)

-- tommy
http://themepsp.com
Commented on 2005-11-04 01:04:18
Congratulations on your sucess Blimblim
Commented on 2005-11-04 01:11:24
WAY TO GO TEAM....NICE TO HEAR EVERYTHING MOVING ON THE UP AND UP>>>>DONATIONS ARE FROM ME IF YOU NEED IT>! I DOUBT IT...but ya know....;)
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