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[[Category:Generic]]First of all, thank you for your patience during our recent outages. The hoster has taken it down (redirected the public_html folder - so all data is still safe and I personally maintain constant backups)
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I have decided to upgrade our hosting plan, we are now on a Virtual Private Server. This allows us plenty of expansion in the future, It will also allow the opportunity for a decent caching mechanism, further protecting MediaWiki from using too many resources. Along with a significant increase in bandwidth, we will be able to host more content in the future where need be.
  
  
There are two reasons why it was taken down:
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I have been paying for these services at my own expense, and although the cost will increase significantly, I am still more than happy to pay for this for everyones benefit, that is my contribution. You may have noticed that I have added a banner ad to the top of the pages in the template, this helps pay for the hosting. I am now adding a Donation button on this page, for those of you who wish to make a much appreciated donation, please feel free to do so below.
* The first reason, is due to random attacks on the site, most particular by requesting the largest wikipage, hypervisor reverse engineering. Due to MediaWiki's resource-intensive nature and poor inbuilt cache engine, it has exceeded the limitations provided to me in the Terms of service with my host.
 
* The second reason, We have been bordering on the limits of the hosting plan for some time now, this is an indication things need to change.
 
 
 
 
 
We have gone from 313,000 hits & 2GB of bandwidth in January to just over 5,376,000 hits & 54GB of bandwidth in December and continue to grow at an exponential rate, Something was due to give eventually.
 
 
 
 
 
I have decided to upgrade our hosting plan, we are now moving things to a Virtual Private Server. This will allow us plenty of expansion in the future, It will also allow the opportunity for a decent caching mechanism, further protecting MediaWiki from using too many resources. Along with a significant increase in bandwidth, we will be able to host more content in the future where need be.
 
 
 
 
 
Sometime during the week, I will test the wiki on our new server. Once testing is complete, I will put the wiki in read-only mode while I move all the data. From here the changeover will only take a few minutes. During this time, or in the event that the transfer takes longer than usual the data from ps3devwiki is still readable
 
via googlecache.
 
 
 
  http://is.gd/wikicache  -or-
 
  http://www.google.com/search?q=main+page+site%3Awww.ps3devwiki.com
 
 
 
Just replace the searchquery 'main page' for anything you need, e.g. downgrading
 
  http://www.google.com/search?q=downgrading+site%3Awww.ps3devwiki.com
 
 
 
 
 
Lastly, I have been paying for these services at my own expense, and although the cost will increase significantly, I am still more than happy to pay for this for everyones benefit, that is my contribution. You may have noticed that I have added a banner ad to the top of the pages in the template, this helps pay for the hosting. I am now adding a Donation button on this page, for those of you who wish to make a much appreciated donation, please feel free to do so below.
 
  
  

Revision as of 22:27, 29 January 2012

I have decided to upgrade our hosting plan, we are now on a Virtual Private Server. This allows us plenty of expansion in the future, It will also allow the opportunity for a decent caching mechanism, further protecting MediaWiki from using too many resources. Along with a significant increase in bandwidth, we will be able to host more content in the future where need be.


I have been paying for these services at my own expense, and although the cost will increase significantly, I am still more than happy to pay for this for everyones benefit, that is my contribution. You may have noticed that I have added a banner ad to the top of the pages in the template, this helps pay for the hosting. I am now adding a Donation button on this page, for those of you who wish to make a much appreciated donation, please feel free to do so below.


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