|Crushed by Success
||[Jun. 4th, 2012|01:02 pm]
Elio & Linda
So. Westeros.org is presently a bit like one of Stannis's men at the Blackwater: screaming, flailing, covered in flames.
But there is good news: we've finally lined up a new server. A server with much more hard disk (not really that important I think, but what do I know?), a much snappier CPU (about 70% faster, according to PassMark), a handy backup/imaging service (apparently reduces some of Sparks's work) and ... ta-da, 8GB of RAM (that's four times what the old server had) which is especially important. And for various reasons, the price bump is less than the cost of what we expected simply upgrading the old server to 4GB of ram would be. Shiny.
Sparks was willing to try and move everything over, but it was already 2AM for her once she had the server set up, so I shooed her off. Some time in the Pacific evening -- and barring unforseen circumstances -- the forum and wiki will be moving to shiny, spacious new digs. With luck, everything will run without an issue and the beefed up server will mean that the lag and delays are a thing of the past.
Sparks will likely upgrade Westeros.org proper's server some time in the summer, too, which should be helpful. Though depending on how things go I'm kind of wondering whether it wouldn't make sense to move Westeros.org and Blood of Dragons MUSH onto the same box as the forum and the wiki, provided we can have Apache serve up the website since it depends a lot on .htaccess and lighttpd is massively different...
Anyways. That's the update here, since I can't seem to update the presently-swamped website or forum. ;)