Forum Problems – We are working on it. — 16 Comments

  1. Which host did you go with Jack? Hopefully it’s a virtualized solution so that scaling up resources (disk, processor, RAM) as needed is seamless and doesn’t affect uptime. I feel your pain on the migration, that’s never fun!

  2. @Brandon this will be our new home. As for expanding with a dedicated solution it should amount to adding to the stack.

    Additionally we will be good to go for a LONG time with this solution.

    Migrations and upgrades suck but it is just part of growing and this type of business.

  3. I guess this is a really bad time for you to have to deal with this. But at the same time, what an absolute coup for TSP, to have grown so much it needs a new host!

  4. Who would have thought two and a half years ago that TSP would be growing so much that a move like this would be warranted. Just goes to show that you are making a difference! Keep it UP!

  5. I hope you are wrong, Jack. I hope you need even more bandwidth soon. That’ll mean you’ve converted even more grasshoppers into ants, giving the ants a bit more breathing room – fewer grasshoppers knocking on OUR doors.

    It’s a GOOD problem to have, either way 🙂

    Keep up the great work!

  6. Glad you got it under control, shared hosting is great until they start killing off your processes for using too much RAM.

    I have managed quite a few different VPS solutions as well as managed an entire managed hosting solution for over 100 websites, email services and beyond. If you ever need an extra opinion or anything just let me know.

  7. I want to personally thank all of the TSPF Admins for everything you do for the forum. I know this is a real headache. I am looking forward to the dedicated server.

  8. I know how hard all of this stuff can be. On a personal level I have run a small (message board) community for years and dealt with a migration and two upgrades, coordinating several different vendors.

    On a professional level, I work for a software company that provides software (and hosts) some of the largest online communities on the internet (and we do this to power communities for many global brands that all of you would recognize). The work to keep them up and running (and also to Moderate them) requires a lot.

    Huge props to Jack and the TSP volunteers that are making this happen over the weekend. Your work is greatly appreciated by this Ant (and MSB member).

  9. @Mike, Dreamhost can not even begin to handle what we need, not even close.

  10. Great work Jack. This is a good problem to have.

    Also, thanks to all the mods for your help! We appreciate all the hard work. Can’t wait till things are better again.

  11. Hi Jack,
    I just made my first Biltong. 5th day in and it is black looking. So I cut into a piece to test and it is darn good. My question is the thicker pieces (which I have already cut) are slightly dark dark red in some centers and I am wondering does this still need to dry before storing…AND…what is the best manner to store these babies?
    Thank you. Mags.

  12. This is only a test. If this had been an actual comment, you would have been directed to reformat your server.