Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register
 
  HomeHelpSearchLoginRegister FAQ Radified Ghost.Classic Ghost.New Bootable CD Blog  
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
Moving the Site to a New Server (Read 3541 times)
Rad
Radministrator
*****
Offline


Sufferin' succotash

Posts: 4073
Newport Beach, California


Back to top
Moving the Site to a New Server
Jan 6th, 2012 at 12:08am
 
Moving the site to a new server (bigger, faster, cooler). Now.

They said it'll take ~ 30 mins.

If all goes well (.. there's usually some bugs/quirks/glitches to iron out at the new server).
 
WWW  
IP Logged
 

NightOwl
Radministrator
*****
Offline


"I tought I saw a puddy
tat..."

Posts: 5732
Olympia, WA--Puget Sound--USA


Back to top
Re: Moving sit to new server
Reply #1 - Jan 6th, 2012 at 1:37am
 
@
Rad

Rad wrote on Jan 6th, 2012 at 12:08am:
Moving the site to a new server (bigger, faster, cooler). Now.

Yikes!  And I was in the middle of composing a long response--luckily it did not get lost in the process--whew  Smiley !
 

____________________________________________________________________________________________

No question is stupid ... but, possibly the answers are Wink !
 
IP Logged
 
Rad
Radministrator
*****
Offline


Sufferin' succotash

Posts: 4073
Newport Beach, California


Back to top
Re: Moving sit to new server
Reply #2 - Jan 6th, 2012 at 1:40am
 
they are backing up now.

said they are moving us the their "most stable Virtuozzo server".

this one has been having problems.
 
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Rad
Radministrator
*****
Offline


Sufferin' succotash

Posts: 4073
Newport Beach, California


Back to top
Re: Moving sit to new server
Reply #3 - Jan 6th, 2012 at 10:14am
 
Is it me, or does not the site seem zippier and more responsive?
 
WWW  
IP Logged
 
NightOwl
Radministrator
*****
Offline


"I tought I saw a puddy
tat..."

Posts: 5732
Olympia, WA--Puget Sound--USA


Back to top
Re: Moving sit to new server
Reply #4 - Jan 6th, 2012 at 10:19am
 
@
Rad

Rad wrote on Jan 6th, 2012 at 10:14am:
does not the site seem zippier and more responsive?

Yes!  In the last couple months, there have been a lot of delays with a message on the bottom status line of IE 8 saying something to the effect *Waiting for Radified.........*

Haven't seen that much this morning  Smiley !
 

____________________________________________________________________________________________

No question is stupid ... but, possibly the answers are Wink !
 
IP Logged
 
Rad
Radministrator
*****
Offline


Sufferin' succotash

Posts: 4073
Newport Beach, California


Back to top
Re: Moving sit to new server
Reply #5 - Jan 6th, 2012 at 12:34pm
 
yeah, frustrating.

problems started after WiredTree upgradd to the latest version of Virtuozzo, the virtualization software they use by Parallels.

I am senstive to and really hate lag, which they call 'latency'.

Finally got frustrated and said, "If you cant fix the problem. pls move me to a new server."

Which they did. =) [ Couldnt fix? ]

We are now on the server.

I will find out the hardware specs, since I'm always intersted in geeky stuff like that. =)
 
WWW  
IP Logged
 

Christer
Übermensch
*****
Offline



Posts: 1101
Sweden


Back to top
Re: Moving sit to new server
Reply #6 - Jan 6th, 2012 at 3:21pm
 
Quote:
*Waiting for Radified.........*

I've seen that too but not only RADIFIED. On any site, that message might appear and reloading the page would in most cases terminate the wait. I always thought that I was actually waiting for IE8 ... Roll Eyes ... !
 

Old chinese proverb:
If I hear - I forget, If I see - I remember, If I do - I understand
 
IP Logged
 
Rad
Radministrator
*****
Offline


Sufferin' succotash

Posts: 4073
Newport Beach, California


Back to top
Re: Moving sit to new server
Reply #7 - Jan 6th, 2012 at 3:49pm
 
the #1 best way (limiting factor) for me to see how responsively the site is respondng is ..

.. using the moveable type blogging/cms software .. which is loaded onto the server .. a perl script .. with a mysql database attached.

when the site is a little doggy, that web interface totally suks.

the lag/latency kills any creativity you might have.

now, that thing (new server) is nice! =) i had ear-to-ear grin (such a geek).

new server has dual westmere xeons.

http://ark.intel.com/products/47925/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5620-(12M-Cache-2_40-G...)

forget what old server had but this is *sweet* from where i am sitting.

i asked if the server was 'full' .. or if they would be adding more clients.

they are surprisingly tight-lipped about revealing any config details.

i have been able to extract some goodies while chatting on the phone with some techs, but generally, if you ask too many questions as to how they config a server, or it's hardware, they shunt you off to a "Shift Coordinator" (hi, Jake)

.. who talks in carefully worded statements .. like you are asking a submariner about the payload of nuclear weapons his vessel contains. [ "I can neither confirm nor deny ... " ]

For example:

Quote:
The server is a Dual Xeon E5620 with a RAID10 array. I'm not at liberty to release any additional information pertaining the server aside from that. If you have any other questions please let us know.

and

Quote:
We have specific limits and guidelines for our servers that we do not exceed, so you should not see it slowing down over time. With the previous parent server the issues you had encountered were severe enough that we felt it reasonable to move you to new parent hardware entirely. We're glad to have helped out.

but, on the other hand, these guys are very open about problems. other web hosting providers try to blow smoke up yer ass about problems the server might be having. WireTree tells you how it is .. and goes to work to fix. I never sense info being filtered regarding problems.

These guys are really good. They continue to impress me.
 
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Rad
Radministrator
*****
Offline


Sufferin' succotash

Posts: 4073
Newport Beach, California


Back to top
Re: Moving sit to new server
Reply #8 - Jan 6th, 2012 at 3:55pm
 
totally impresses me how easily they can move the site .. something i've done a handfull of times. never a pleasant experience. always something to work out.

they said they had some probs with perl + cpanel, whic leads me to believe cpanal is a perl script.

anyway, 30 mins later:

Quote:
I just wanted to update you that the cPanel/WHM fixes are complete, I am able to log into this normally now. I am not showing any other services with errors at present, but please take a good look and let us know if anything is acting strangely, thanks!
 
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Rad
Radministrator
*****
Offline


Sufferin' succotash

Posts: 4073
Newport Beach, California


Back to top
Re: Moving the Site to a New Server
Reply #9 - Jan 6th, 2012 at 4:34pm
 
i was wondering if they had to do any special mojo cuz i have my own name servers:

http://intodns.com/radified.com

they said:

Quote:
Since we've kept the IP addresses the same (as we own them and can reroute them) the private name servers are set up the same way, so there should be nothing to worry about there.
 
WWW  
IP Logged
 
NightOwl
Radministrator
*****
Offline


"I tought I saw a puddy
tat..."

Posts: 5732
Olympia, WA--Puget Sound--USA


Back to top
Re: Moving the Site to a New Server
Reply #10 - Jan 7th, 2012 at 7:55am
 
@
Rad

Don't know for sure what was going on, but yesterday afternoon there was a period where I could not load the site--kept *timing out* saying that the browser could not connect.

Then, started getting just a *text* version of the webpage--no graphics--and loading was very slow.

But, after about 15-20 minutes--things started working again as normal!
 

____________________________________________________________________________________________

No question is stupid ... but, possibly the answers are Wink !
 
IP Logged
 

Rad
Radministrator
*****
Offline


Sufferin' succotash

Posts: 4073
Newport Beach, California


Back to top
Re: Moving the Site to a New Server
Reply #11 - Jan 7th, 2012 at 8:10am
 
yeah, the whole wiredtree complex was down due to 'network issues'.

update .. looks like they isolated the problem to a "core router" and had to yank it:

http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1325963017
 
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print