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New Server

Posted by Admin on December 9th, 2012


We have now moved to a new hosting company. If you have any problems with the site please report them to me at fifteensquared{at}btinternet{dot}com or the usual Admin address.

From my experiments to date, you should get a much faster response time. Again, if you don’t, please report as above.

19 Responses to “New Server”

  1. scchua says:

    It’s working very well, based on a comparison with some of the things I did on the old server which took a long response time.

    With the chance of a breather now for Gaufrid, it’s now our turn to say a BIG THANK YOU to him for a job well-planned, managed and executed.

  2. sidey says:

    Wow, proper quick. Thanks.

  3. sidey says:

    Not sure if it’s me but the General Discussion doesn’t seem to have made it here.

  4. flashling says:

    Wow, maybe early days but this responds much better, thanks Gaufrid.

  5. Gaufrid says:

    Hi Sidey @3
    It’s not just you. The Site Feedback page gives a similar response, displaying the holding message that was put up whilst the transfer took place. I have reported this to the new hosting company but it may just be a case that CloudFlare have yet to update their cached pages.

  6. The Trafites says:

    Well done Geoff, super fast now – I just looked at the edit/admin pages, and no more 10 second delay on loading.

    One of these things you wish you done ages ago – good stuff.


  7. Gaufrid says:

    Hi Nick
    Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I’ve said to a couple of people this morning that we should have made the change ages ago, but I suppose that is with the benefit of hindsight.

  8. JohnR says:

    Thanks, Gaufrid – this is definitely worth it.

  9. allan_c says:

    Great stuff – the site came up instantly, no “waiting for…” message. Thanks, Gaufrid.

  10. Tramp says:

    This seems very quick: the last one was slower than a tax rebate. Well done Geoff.

  11. Conrad Cork says:

    Phenomenal. Thanks Geoff. I’ve just opened a bottle of 12 year old Glenlivet. I’m sure you will understand why.

  12. Rowland says:

    Thank you so much Geoff, a sterling effort and a great job.


  13. chas says:

    I am very impressed with the speed now and also the fact that my update succeeds in reaching the site. On the old one I developed the habit of capturing my update with CTRL+C because I often had to re-submit.

    Thanks to Gaufrid for his work in moving the site.

  14. Robi says:

    Definitely a big improvement; thanks Gaufrid/Geoff.

  15. muffin says:

    I’ve encountered “Website offline” several times in the last half hour

  16. Gaufrid says:

    Hi muffin
    Yes, so have I. It appears that there was a massive DDoS attack on multiple servers which caused network problems. This started at about 1625 and the disruption continued for around an hour.

    I doubt that this is a regular occurence otherwise Big Dave wouldn’t have recommended the new hosting company to me (his Telegraph blogging site is hosted by them).

  17. Bertandjoyce says:

    We had no problems after 7:00 this evening.

    Thanks Gaufrid /Geoff for all your hard work in sorting things out! We really do appreciate it.

  18. muffin says:

    Thanks for the reassurance @16, gaufrid

  19. HolyGhost says:

    Superfast for me! (Tho’ I had no access at all yesterday, it definitely seems worth the move.) Thanks.

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