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 :)
Wonder Boy and Wonder Girl Trailer: [url] This is the developer's blog with many videos, images, sketches and Q&A. Game looks great! (1 Hour ago)
The whole article is really worth the reading. Be it on PS4, PS4 Pro or PC, N:A just isn't well optimized, which is a shame since the game is so great. The PC community is fixing what they can - again (1 Hour ago)
"What we have here is a port by the numbers that is adequate, but not especially impressive bearing in mind how easy it is to run up against clownish issues that suggest a profound lack of QA." (1 Hour ago)
EuroGamer/Digital Foundry - What's up with Nier: Automata on PC? [url] Amateurish issues mar PC port. (1 Hour ago)
I think 80% of people are idiots. And with idiots I mean people who won't accept it when they are wrong. :-) (2 Hours ago)
ME:A just doesn't stop making me laugh: [url] / [url] (2 Hours ago)