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Old November 7th, 2018, 07:07 PM
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Exclamation Technical problems that we are facing

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Since we moved to a lower resources server (earlier it cost me $139/month) which costs $49/month, we are seeing lots of problems.

This was expected because we are not on a dedicated server.

The other problem is that some people are bombarding the server with too many requests. No not you members, but some ill meaning folks are trying to hurt our humble forum. We are not even controversial these days, nor do we post anything pro or anti anybody. Just movie reviews, some news some times and that's about it.

It looks like I need to either go back on a dedicated managed server but honestly I cannot invest that kind of money which I have been for the last several years. Infact for more than 15 years I have spent that kind of money.

And I dont want to make it a burden on anyone here to contribute. So I am looking for ideas. No, displaying ads does not generate enough revenue. It gets us about 100 dollars in 15 to 16 months.

Maybe you can suggest some things. Also those who know vBulletin can help here to tweak the settings so that we do not cause too much load on the site.

Maybe there is a way to 'archive' old threads so that they are not consuming so much resources as required to display the thread in the default format.

Please do come forward with your ideas.
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Old November 7th, 2018, 07:14 PM
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Re: Technical problems that we are facing

I have already removed a few modules from the main page to save on the complexity of the SQL queries which are required to create the front page. Please bear with me.

We have lost lots of content since last few weeks. Sorry. I will try to backup the database weekly.
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Old November 7th, 2018, 07:40 PM
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Re: Technical problems that we are facing

That's quite steep. You can ask for contributions. I'm willing to pay 1 months fee per year.
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Old November 7th, 2018, 10:03 PM
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Re: Technical problems that we are facing

Check this .. 11 bucks a month.. does this work for what you need

May be some hidden fees too.

Btw, i donno much abt this stuff
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Old November 7th, 2018, 11:57 PM
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Re: Technical problems that we are facing

All low cost options are no good.. They are all shared resources like our current plan... but thanks for looking out.
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Re: Technical problems that we are facing

contribution in this regard should be welcomed
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Old November 8th, 2018, 02:39 AM
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Re: Technical problems that we are facing

What about forumotion ? Harhar had created a free site there when EC was down a couple of years back . Also I had created a free site for myself when sutradharji was criticizing the way I write reviews . We can have our free site on forumotion .
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Re: Technical problems that we are facing

how are these people bombarding the server - can we put in a throttle of some kind?

Archiving threads might end up being a bigger problem if they realise which threads are archived - it will be costlier to service requests searching for posts within archived threads for example?
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Re: Technical problems that we are facing

Would trying to dig up old threads using google search bombard the forum. I thought google stored them in its cache.
Why i have this quuestion is a couple of times when i tried to dig out an old thread, i found the response time as slow.
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Re: Technical problems that we are facing

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how are these people bombarding the server - can we put in a throttle of some kind?

Archiving threads might end up being a bigger problem if they realise which threads are archived - it will be costlier to service requests searching for posts within archived threads for example?
Some automated scripts are hitting random servers.. one of them happens to be ours. So they have tightened the firewall and put in intrusion detection.

No, searching Google will not hurt our server because Google has already indexed those threads.
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Re: Technical problems that we are facing

You can start a #gofundme... make other people pay for the general time-pass we do here. Of course, we need a sob story... how about we are being hacked by hateful people... cannot discuss tapri matters in peace
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You can start a #gofundme... make other people pay for the general time-pass we do here. Of course, we need a sob story... how about we are being hacked by hateful people... cannot discuss tapri matters in peace
We could use Saneless's profile pic to raise money!
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Re: Technical problems that we are facing

That's $1668/year for a dedicated server. We have at least 20 ids (or more) here which participate on a regular basis. that's $83-$85 per person/per year. I am willing to contribute. This has become our hangout place for so many years. I think we can all pool in to keep the site running on a dedicated server.
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^^ we all have been mentioning that for many years... but Echrapachra pai has always had some issue with that. Don't know why
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