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New server

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:58 am
by JohnC
The web site has now been sucessfully moved to a new updated server.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:20 pm
by lo&m
Hi John, will we notice any differences in the forum ?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:42 am
by ibyorkie
Looks good to me. Seems considerably faster even with the Vodafone 'dongle' I'm currently using :D

PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:15 am
by STEViE
Thanks John. CHEERS !!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:09 pm
by JohnC
Hi Everybody...
You should notice a better speed, but the main difference is that I can now use more facilities that come with the upgrade.
e.g.
The old sever had Centos 3
The new server has Centos 5
The old server had MySql 3 (database that this forum is run on)
The new server has MySql 5
The old server had PHP 3
The new server has PHP 5

These more up-to-date programs will allow me to do things that I couldn't before.
e.g I intend to run a shopping cart for British artists to sell their CDs

This is nearly completion, so if anybody wants an outlet for their CDs - let me know.

Hope this answers some of your queries.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:01 pm
by JohnC
Further to my post on the Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:58 am, I am in the process of building another new server.

The new, new server will have a 64 bit operating system.

I'm just waiting for all the parts to arrive and then I will build it.

I will have to transfer all the web sites over a period of time,but I will transfer the country music site second. I need to transfer a site to test if everything is working OK.
It is quite a major job to do it overnight.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:53 pm
by Smudger
I haven't a clue what you're talking about John, but it sounds like good stuff!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:06 pm
by JohnC
smudger said:
I haven't a clue what you're talking about John, but it sounds like good stuff!

I'm not sure what I'm talking about either.
It just makes me sound good...

At the moment the server is running on a Pentium 4 2.0Ghz with 1Gb memory and running Centos 5 i386 software which is a 32 bit operating system.
The next stage, which is imminent is to upgrade to a Pentium 4 duo 3.2Ghz with 4 Gb memory and running Centos 5 i386 software, which is a 32 bit operating system.

It is at this stage when I will upgrade the forum from version 2 to version 3

The next stage, which will take a bit longer, will be to upgrade to a Pentium 4 duo 3.2Ghz with 4 Gb memory and running Centos 5 x86_64 software, which is a 64 bit operating system.

I hope this makes it clearer for you.

If it doesn't, it makes me look good.... :lol:

PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:14 pm
by Smudger
JohnC wrote:smudger said:
I haven't a clue what you're talking about John, but it sounds like good stuff!

I'm not sure what I'm talking about either.
It just makes me sound good...

At the moment the server is running on a Pentium 4 2.0Ghz with 1Gb memory and running Centos 5 i386 software which is a 32 bit operating system.
The next stage, which is imminent is to upgrade to a Pentium 4 duo 3.2Ghz with 4 Gb memory and running Centos 5 i386 software, which is a 32 bit operating system.

It is at this stage when I will upgrade the forum from version 2 to version 3

The next stage, which will take a bit longer, will be to upgrade to a Pentium 4 duo 3.2Ghz with 4 Gb memory and running Centos 5 x86_64 software, which is a 64 bit operating system.

I hope this makes it clearer for you.

If it doesn't, it makes me look good.... :lol:

Absolutely! Thanks for the clarification John!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:25 pm
by JohnC
I'm glad that you took all that in.

Now can you explain it to me...

PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:39 am
by Space Cowboy
JohnC wrote:Now can you explain it to me...

Sure - Size does matter.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:49 am
by JohnC
I have now upgraded the server.
For those who are interested:

The server was:

Pentium 4 2Ghz
1Gb memory
32 bit Centos 5 operating system
100M network

The server is now:

Pentium 4 duo 3.2Ghz
4Gb memory
32 bit Centos 5 operating system
1000M network (gigabit)


I am building a new server which will be:

Pentium 4 duo 3.2Ghz
8G memory
64 bit Centos 5 operating system
1000M network (gigabit)

This part of the project will take time to complete.
When the server is built I have to transfer ALL the web sites across and make sure that they are all working correctly.
I do this by transferring 4 or 5 web sites at a time and make sure that they work properly. This takes a few days each time.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:06 am
by wildrose
we all have our faith in you Leg End keep up the good work xx

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:08 pm
by lo&m
Most peoples browsers are 32 bit systems. Will they access the new 64 bit forum OK?

YouTube is a 32 bit site that cant be accessed by 64 bit browser. Same goes for iplayer.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:26 pm
by JohnC
lo&m said:
Most peoples browsers are 32 bit systems. Will they access the new 64 bit forum OK?



YES...

The server is built and in the process of being tested.
I have an ordinary PC and I can access it OK.

It's the speed of the computer that is the important factor with a 64 bit operating system. A 64 bit operating system will be able to access all the 8Gb memory that I have installed it in.

It will be a while yet before it is on line.
I have to put it on line and then test a web site on it to be sure that it is OK, including email, database, ftp etc...
I can then start transferring all the hosted sites, including the Country Music site.