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« on: December 09, 2003, 02:00:58 pm »
*runs in covered and dragging many cables and curcuit boards* '<img'>

Just some general notice I have purchaced some hardware for upgrading Furtopia to give us a lot of added speed (Athalon 2600 and 1 gig of CL2 RAM).  Our old CPU was fine for it's time but as users and PHP apps grow I plan to of course keep this place up to high speed par.  CGI will also be getting a upgrade of RAM and maybe a faster CPU.  I will let you all know exact details when the time gets closer.

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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2003, 11:55:55 pm »
Ok, here we go again.  Do to bad parts we did not get to upgrade last time.  I now have everything replaced so we're ready to try again.  I'll switch the server over to our backup server at 1AM EST.  FTP services will be turned off during this time.  During the next few hours I'll upgrade the hardware/drivers.  Hopefuly this goes smoothly.  Keep your paws crossed!!!  I can use all the luck I can get! '<img'>
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2003, 12:01:53 pm »
Well I worked from 12PM to 12AM time for some rest.  Furtopia's main webserver is almost done.  It is running now and running CGI nice and fast. '<img'> ( Athalon 2400)
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2003, 12:29:12 pm »
*keeps his fingers, toes, and eyes crossed*
Good luck, WS. '<img'>
 
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2003, 12:59:19 pm »
Quote (Benjamin @ Dec. 27 2003, 12:29 pm)
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2003, 07:38:18 pm »
Well we moved Furtopia's main server from a K6-2 550 to a Athlon XP2400.  So in some respects that gives us a 5x+ speed boost in server reaction time.  

Some interesting facts on Furtopia growing up. '<img'>  When we first started Furtopia it was running on a Cyrix 133Mzh pentium clone.   We ran very well for 6 months (keep in mind hosting a standard web server takes next to no CPU power).  

We then got some requests for PHP, we decided to add it.  PHP can be CPU hungry especially if someone builds a portal that has 30+ some odd individual PHP programs calling each other.  So we upgraded to a K6-2 550.

The K6-2 550 was VERY fast (it often didn't use more than 2% of it's CPU time).  But eventualy as PHP programs became the norm among users and with PHP programs getting bigger I wanted to keep this place top notch fast.  So we have now upgraded to a Athlon XP2400.  I still need to get the video driver loaded and then I should be done.

CGI I planned to have upgraded soon too.  AMD has mailed our new processor (Athlon XP2100) and should be here on the 30th.  So when all is said and done Furtopia sites will continue to be supported by a core of very high end servers.

Let me know if you see any problems.  Tonight I will be switching Furtopia back over to the backup server to get that video driver working.  So FTP services will be off line after midnight EST for a little while during the continuing updates.
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2003, 04:07:48 am »
Well we're done for now.  It was a LOT of work but Furtopia primary is now running on a Athlon XP2400 CPU.  Furtopia CGI will be upgraded to a Athlon 2100 around the 30th of this month.

Let us know if you see any problems.  Those of you who use heavy PHP apps on your Furtopia account should notice a big speed boost in response time from your site.  CGI users will notice a similar improvement when their upgrade is finished.

Keeping this place a top class Furry service provider.  Furtopia is handled by a server farm of several high end Athlon computers that efficiently balance the user work loads.  

Furtopia used to be the under dog.  By word of mouth, word of Furtopia and what it's members have accomplished has spread across the fandom.  We're a community that grew up with a lot of good to share.  A special thank you to every Furtopia member who has shared a part of themselves here.  It is your choice to stay here and share your thoughts/art/writing/music that makes Furtopia a great place for everyone.  

  Thank you!!!!    WhiteShepherd
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[05:01] <Kai_Misou> We cats sleep when we want and where we want.
[05:01] <WhiteShep> We dogs sleep WHEN we can. :/
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