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So all this somehow only affects our forum? I don't have these problems on any other internet site I go to.
OB,
I don't do much web mastering these days but others using the same format do not have the issues leading me to believe it has to do with how the forum was married... does it use Joomla or something else? Eora might check into that.
 
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OB,
I don't do much web mastering these days but others using the same format do not have the issues leading me to believe it has to do with how the forum was married... does it use Joomla or something else? Eora might check into that.
BTW, even if it is a marriage issue, it can take weeks or months to rewrite everything. There are many, many thousands of lines of code to go through.
 
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OB,
I don't do much web mastering these days but others using the same format do not have the issues leading me to believe it has to do with how the forum was married... does it use Joomla or something else? Eora might check into that.
XenForo.
 
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That's one I never worked with at all. Ever see a newborn babe in woods?
It's the leading forum software.

A problem with our database is that it's pretty bloated and not optimised for speed. We started on phpbb, then transferred to vBulletin and now we're on Xenforo. The DB has been through a lot of changes.
 
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It's the leading forum software.

A problem with our database is that it's pretty bloated and not optimised for speed. We started on phpbb, then transferred to vBulletin and now we're on Xenforo. The DB has been through a lot of changes.
Is the server windoze or apache? I set one commercial sight on a windoze server and for better than six months it drove me crazy trying to work out issues but as soon as I switched him over to an Apache server he took off and I turned it over to his IT and have never heard from him again except when he thanked me for selling him on Linux.
 
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Is the server windoze or apache? I set one commercial sight on a windoze server and for better than six months it drove me crazy trying to work out issues but as soon as I switched him over to an Apache server he took off and I turned it over to his IT and have never heard from him again except when he thanked me for selling him on Linux.
Apache.
 
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watch out with donations from NC, they are nuts. We use to ask for donations of used bibles and was shipping them to niagria, how ever you spell it, and other places. We got certified letters from the Sec of State and was going to get audited for past 7 years for it. Had to hire a lawyer to make them go away.We dont have records for it, lol and then was forced to close it down or form a non-profit org which im not doing. Corp requires too much paperwork. If you asking for any type of donations then you are open to your local state butting in.
 
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BTW look into Amazon AWS, we've been with them for a year now and plan on keeping them.

reserved m3.large
Turnkey Linux/Debian
East Coast Virgina
PHP Version 5.5.31
Memory size 7.3 GB
Primary (OS) disk 9.0 GB
2nd attached volume 100g
Equivalent CPU speed 2.48 GHz
Price $70/mo

The backup runs about $30 a month, the backup restores the entire server to a new running instance, with the past 5 days restorable.
 
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It has to be somewhere in how the code is written, maybe one space too many... maddening and I feel for you. People have no idea how many lines there are to deal with.
I seriously doubt it's the way the software is written. It's definitely the database. Which is actually more of a problem.
 
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BTW look into Amazon AWS, we've been with them for a year now and plan on keeping them.
Thanks for the info. Our main problem is our database but we need to move hosts too. Weill keep AWS in mind, heard great things about them. On the expensive side though.

Do you get root access to the server for that price?
 

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We're scheduled to talk to Greg tonight, and perhaps the outcome will be a plan to address the site's performance.

ToB, this is your last chance to lend more insight into your plan than you talking to a friend and going from there. If you have a unique idea that we can bring up with him, time is running out to unveil it.