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    Hi Everyone.

    After yet more issues with the host of ukcougar.org, it was decided that we'd jump ship. Since the outage of the site in January I have been looking around at alternatives and have decided that we needed to be on a VPS (virtual private server). This latest episode kind of sped up the process somewhat, with me spending all yesterday evening installing and securing a server. This new VPS should also be a lot quicker than the old host as this server is only having to deal with the traffic of this site, rather than sharing with hundreds of other sites.

    You might have also noticed the new (temporary?) domain, ukcougar.club . Rather than wait for the old host to sort out the mess, it was decided to get a new domain. When and if we can get .org transferred away, we will have both to play with. Let us know what you think about UKCOUGAR.CLUB and should we keep this?

    So it's kind of a fresh start, new server, new domain, but still with the 295,000+ posts that you've all contributed towards over the many years of the club.

    Hopefully we start having less issues with the site and having more fun with our cars!

    Mark

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    For anyone interested, the new VPS has 2 CPU's, 2GB RAM and 40GB SSD.


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    Nice work Mark, an yes it seems much nippier than the old host

    As for the ".club" - to be honest it makes more sense than ".org" as it is a club after all

    Prepare for a boost in sales of the club stickers!


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    Great job Mark, and yes it does feel quicker, i'm having to double click faster to get the advanced reply function now .
    I agree with John, ukcougar.club is good and i think will look better on the new club sails/banner. As for stickers, well, i might be a tad busy
    Out of interest Mark, how does the new compare with the old setup ie:

    VPS has 2 CPU's, 2GB RAM and 40GB SSD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pid_16V View Post
    VPS has 2 CPU's
    A Zetec and a V6


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    I'd just like to say thank you to everyone involved with the recovery and transition. Well done, guys.
    Here we are again, babe... Just you and me. Same kind of moon, same kind of roads.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Pid_16V View Post
    Out of interest Mark, how does the new compare with the old setup ie:

    VPS has 2 CPU's, 2GB RAM and 40GB SSD.
    We can only really compare the space and bandwidth, as everything else was shared. The server probably had 12-16 cores and tons of ram, but then everyone would get a small quota of that with no reserves. So as we've seen over the last few months the site took quite a while to respond for each page request, I think they just had way too many sites on the one server and it was getting painful.

    Space: 5GB (likely HDD) -> 40GB (SSD)
    Bandwidth: 30GB -> 3TB!

    With all this extra space and bandwidth, I will look into increasing the attachment and private message quotas for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRT803 View Post
    The server probably had 12-16 cores and tons of ram
    Sounds like my dev workstation in the office - 12 core Xeon with Hyperthreading (24 cores showing in Task Manager) and 32Gb RAM. It's a beast, would probably be brilliant for gaming if it had a decent 3D card


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    Quote Originally Posted by Everton View Post
    Sounds like my dev workstation in the office - 12 core Xeon with Hyperthreading (24 cores showing in Task Manager) and 32Gb RAM. It's a beast, would probably be brilliant for gaming if it had a decent 3D card

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mako View Post
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    Great to be back on line, well done.
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