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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Monday, July 26, 2004
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Whoa. I hope the site is faster for eveyone. After some technical difficulties with the new server transfer, it looks as though everything is in working order. iLounge is now sitting on three new servers featuring dual Xeon 2.8 Ghz processors with load balancing hardware delegating the heavy traffic. If anybody sees anything strange or is having slow load times, please let me know and I’ll look into to it right away. We hope you enjoy the speed and please accept our apologies for all that slowness. We’ve got lots of new content and features coming up, so the new servers arrived just in time.

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Comments

1

Thank you so much. The old servers were SOO slow.

Posted by Steve on July 26, 2004 at 9:25 PM (PDT)

2

odd, on one computer loads old “changin servers” page.  on another (same network) loads correctly.

cleared cache/history/cookies, problem persists.

Posted by chuck on July 26, 2004 at 10:21 PM (PDT)

3

Whoo-hoo!  Speed is good!

Posted by Cameron on July 26, 2004 at 11:03 PM (PDT)

4

page loads are much better now, although the next task should be re-doing the entire site into CSS. the design you have can be easily done with CSS and no tables. should help lower filesizes of pages and increase load speeds a bit more.

Posted by sc on July 27, 2004 at 4:34 AM (PDT)

5

sc, you’re absolutey right about changing to CSS… I’ve thought about that in the past and am looking forward to converting to 100% CSS in the near future.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on July 27, 2004 at 5:30 AM (PDT)

6

Congrats on the new servers.  Nothin’ but warp drive here, when loading pages now!

Love the site.

Are they your own servers, or are you sharing them with other clients?  (Being hosted)

Posted by bikepodmini on July 27, 2004 at 7:30 AM (PDT)

7

The new servers are 3 dedicated machines hosted by theplanet.com.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on July 27, 2004 at 8:06 AM (PDT)

8

Care to post any pictures of the server set-up?  Are they pretty?  Do they sound fast?  Us techies love our computer ‘porn’

Posted by Dave the techie on July 27, 2004 at 8:13 AM (PDT)

9

Aww… C’mon, Dennis…

XServe Rack!
XServe Rack!
XServe Rack! 

wink

j/k Nice job, and thanks… it’s much better now.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on July 27, 2004 at 10:44 AM (PDT)

10

New server response times for me are very variable. At best it is scertainly an improvement over the old server. But I also get some very slow loads, and an occasional connection refused.

It seems slowest when loading the home page. Subsequent clicks on links seem to load faster.

While waiting for a page load, a “ping” responds in about 40-60msec., so I believe the bottleneck is the server, not the Internet.

Can you guys get any performance stats from theplanet.com that show what is really happening?

Posted by Dave Lasker on July 27, 2004 at 2:02 PM (PDT)

11

Help1

Why cant i post anywhere else but in backstage?

I keep getting this message and have emailed ipod lounge but dont get an answer
This is the mesage I keep getting;

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Posted by raincoast in Nanaimo BC on July 31, 2004 at 8:05 AM (PDT)

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