View Full Version : We're Moved!

12-20-2008, 01:13 PM
The C Board, and the rest of Cprogramming.com have been moved to a newer, faster and all-around better server. I apologize for any disruption to your posting habit, but I hope that the new server will provide a better overall experience.

I am hopeful that the transition was smooth, but if you notice anything that doesn't work as expected, please let me know.

Please note that for a brief period of time, you may find that you sometimes access the old server because of DNS propagation times.

12-20-2008, 01:22 PM
First thing I noticed was how much snappier the site seems to load for me. I just clicked on 'go advanced' for this reply, and that definitely seems better, in terms of how much time it takes.

12-20-2008, 02:13 PM
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12-20-2008, 03:00 PM
Nice and responsive here as well.

12-20-2008, 04:37 PM
It's much faster for me too. Yay. :)

12-20-2008, 04:48 PM
Much faster here too. But apparently something is wrong with search section.
The captcha that is used to be there without logging in is not being displayed.

12-20-2008, 06:02 PM
Thanks for the heads-up, the captcha should be fixed.

12-20-2008, 07:05 PM
Well, I've gotta try this... Ohhhh. It it faster. Nice.

12-20-2008, 07:14 PM
Noticeably faster, thanks.

I don't see anything not working other than what wasn't working before the server move.

12-20-2008, 07:49 PM
Thanks for the heads-up, the captcha should be fixed.

Thanks.That was quick!

12-21-2008, 02:45 AM
Much much faster for me. Did you upgrade the hardware, or just move it to a dedicated server? I know my VB runs on a shared system so sometimes that can effect how fast it services MySQL requests. Posting a reply is realyl fast now, it used to take several seconds for the reply page to load. Did you perhaps also optimize the database in the process?

12-21-2008, 07:26 AM
Woo love it!

12-21-2008, 07:56 AM
We've always been on a dedicated server, but the hardware was upgraded--a faster processor with dual cores and more RAM. We also upgraded from a 10MBit port to a 100MBit port.

12-21-2008, 05:11 PM
My ISP was slow as nails to get the updated DNS, so I was unable to visit for several days. Bummer.

Couple of suggestions to make such move smoother: 1. In the days/weeks before the move decrease the DNS TTL temporarily. If nothing else, at least that.

2. Create a temporary A record, say cboard2.cprogramming.com which points to the new IP. 3. After the forum has been physically moved, on the old server redirect or at least post a link to cboard2.

In this manner downtime is limited to the relatively short time it takes to copy the stuff.

12-21-2008, 06:49 PM
Which user here actually "owns" the site?
Just curious.

12-21-2008, 08:05 PM
Well there's an account called webmaster ...

12-21-2008, 08:41 PM
Most likely thats just the master admin account. Just was curious as to who ran the show here.

12-21-2008, 10:55 PM
Just was curious as to who ran the show here.
Whoever's in control of that account :).

But really, webmaster is the one in charge of the site. Or at least in part. I suppose kermi helps too :p.

12-22-2008, 11:59 AM
Actually, cboard's been slower for me. At first I thought it was just my connection at the time, but even this time it's much slower.
I guess it only makes sense, a new location can't be good for everyone.

12-22-2008, 04:41 PM
How many hops are you away from the server?