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Off-Topic RE: Forum Problems 3
OP: February 18, 2020, 06:37:46 AM
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Re: RE: Forum Problems 3
#1: February 19, 2020, 11:34:00 PM
I've blocked msnbot, had logged 50k database errors in past 3 days.  Ignored robots.txt, 600 errors in 8 minutes, so blocked it in .htaccess.  Forum is running faster for a change, will see how long it lasts.

So, it seems that you found one of the culprits....
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Re: RE: Forum Problems 3
#2: February 21, 2020, 04:30:57 AM
I've blocked msnbot, had logged 50k database errors in past 3 days.  Ignored robots.txt, 600 errors in 8 minutes, so blocked it in .htaccess.  Forum is running faster for a change, will see how long it lasts.

So, it seems that you found one of the culprits....

There haven't been any new database errors since you blocked msnbot so that was hitting us hard....
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Re: RE: Forum Problems 3
#3: February 21, 2020, 09:36:22 AM
Still getting some odd error bursts, but running a lot cleaner overall.  Is the forum running faster for you?
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Re: Forum Problems 3
#4: February 21, 2020, 10:45:56 AM
Okay, so Sir Osis has recommended I switch hosts. I've just finished chatting with a new host and will bring what was said to Sir Osis.
One of the concernes might be those high numbers. No, 600 is not really a lot relatively speaking, but it's been the norm for the past few weeks/months and before that it was completely abnormal--as I can recall.
I started posting at the blog again, but the traffic so far has not really gone up yet and so it doesn't make sense to me that we would suddenly have an influx of new traffic when I have not done enough to drive it here yet.
The downtime with a host switch should be none to very little.
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Re: RE: Forum Problems 3
#5: February 22, 2020, 11:31:52 AM
The post below is a copy of a global PM I sent to everyone about 2 minutes ago.

We are about to migrate the forum and blog to a new host. In order to begin this process, the forum and blog will be temporarily in maintenance mode and you will be unable to have access. I am not sure how long the down time will be, but hope it will be minimal.
The time is now 11:30 am Pacific Standard Time
I will enable maintenance mode in 20 minutes...to give those of you who actually read this time to finish any posts.

We should have a faster forum after this move and will be able to complete the upgrades and eventually a new--mobile responsive theme--once we are at the new host.

Sorry for any inconvenience,
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#6: February 22, 2020, 02:24:38 PM
Forum is now running on new server (it's hot :) ).  DNS update may still be propagating, but if you're here and we're not in maintenance mode you're at new host.  Any feedback will be helpful.
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#7: February 22, 2020, 10:23:29 PM
Loads VERY quickly, almost instantly....  :)

Great job (I assume you switched from some shared plan to some VPS/dedicated server?)

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Re: RE: Forum Problems 3
#8: February 23, 2020, 07:13:37 PM
No, we're on a shared server with a very good host.
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