Month: October 2000

A letter…

OK, we don’t always (very often) try to blow our own trumpet because its not the way we do things, but we were asked to share this with everyone, so share it we will… This came to our support email address; Hi, I’ve asked lots of questions in the past few weeks in the process …

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Outage

We had a five hour outage this morning (Saturday) due to a script that we had updated incorrectly. As a part of our tuning we had changed the overnight scripts to restart the various processes and unfortunately when we awoke we found out that it actually hadn’t started them up again after it shut them …

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Dear Diary Performance

Just a quick update on system performance issues on the server. We have spent a chunk of time today ironing out some performance issues on the server. Steve has already spoken about the ShowMyHits resolution so I won’t go in to that one. We have removed the AccessWatch reports that would give you a five-minute …

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showYourHits

The showMyHits screens are currently giving incorrect results. The reason behind this is that as the site grows more information is added to the logfiles which means that showMyHits script has to parse significantly more with each passing month. Originally all statistics were going to be logged into the database, but that breaks our overall …

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Optimization

Well, Steve got the system upgraded to the latest PHP (4.0.3pl1) today, and brought the Optimizer online so the PHP is now using a fair bit less system resource than it was (not that it was all that bad in the first place to be honest). The upgrade blew up the PHP source though which …

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