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Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 01:38:28


Jeepers! I was out of town this weekend, but it looks like the site had some issues. We've been getting hit hard by traffic - our single day rankings this weekend put us in the top 400 sites of the web! It's just completely INSANE!

So here is what we are currently doing... There are two new servers that will be getting hooked up very shortly. I just put in an order for FOUR MORE. We are looking for a new Database server as Wade said, but it is really hard to find one that supports more than 12 gigs of ram.

And the best news is that our bandwidth upgrade is scheduled for early this week. We will be jumping from 200mbps to 300!!!


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Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 01:43:33


At 9/29/03 01:38 AM, TomFulp wrote: And the best news is that our bandwidth upgrade is scheduled for early this week. We will be jumping from 200mbps to 300!!!

Now that's what I like to hear! After being unable to do anything on Newgrounds for two days because of all the traffic, learning about new bandwidth upgrades is just about the best news on the planet. Thanks a ton, Tom, for making your website better with each passing month! Long live NG!

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Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 01:46:29


At 9/29/03 01:38 AM, TomFulp wrote: ..spending heaps of money!

i'll start saving my money up for the time when NG is selling something more useful than just stickers - like international courier bags of NG-branded dope :)_.*oO


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Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 01:52:50


Seriously... you guys need to sell better merchandise so you can buy more hardware. That Café Press stuff is pretty bad, and you don't make any real money off of stickers.

Why not hook up with one of your own sponsors like tshirtsthatsuck.com and allposters.com?

And what about Grounds Platinum?


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Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 01:57:17


That is just sweeter than Apple Pie with a scoop of Vanilla Ice cream, and a 'venti' sized cup of White Chocolate Mocha Coffee. hmmmmmm.

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Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 02:09:16


For a minute i thought you were going to start hosting stuff, like other peoples websites.

Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 03:26:38


It's good to hear that the site is moving up. I wonder which site is in first place.

Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 03:37:00


probably sites like yahoo and google.

Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 03:52:06


Awsome. Cant wait for the new upgrades. Things will be alot better. Looking forward to it.

Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 04:13:51


Nice one! Im glad to hear the news tom! Keep up the good work!

Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 04:53:03


You can check at Alexa.com for the Top 500 list.

Thanks for the Great News Tom, its just getting better each passing month.


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Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 06:37:58


Wow.. that's a...
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50% increase!!
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Yeah!

Like Shrike said, we want kool Ng stuff. Hook up with I-Mock and sell Domo-Kun plush toys or something :p


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Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 07:11:03


At 9/29/03 02:09 AM, Victor_Kruger wrote: For a minute i thought you were going to start hosting stuff, like other peoples websites.

That is exactly what I thought. I was like how would they do that when their own site dont work right.


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Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 07:46:04


wOOT!

Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 08:12:37


At 9/29/03 06:37 AM, MagicalMusicalPox wrote: Like Shrike said, we want kool Ng stuff. Hook up with I-Mock and sell Domo-Kun plush toys or something :p

Yes, mockery + NG = something really cool. :)

Great to hear about more updates Tom. Always welcome news.


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Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 09:47:42


At 9/29/03 06:37 AM, MagicalMusicalPox wrote: Like Shrike said, we want kool Ng stuff. Hook up with I-Mock and sell Domo-Kun plush toys or something :p

At $15-$30 a pop, Domo-Kun stuffed animals could do really damn well. How about a motorized Newgrounds tank toy? P-Bot action figures, B/P rank and power level icon patches with the Newgrounds logo on them, ... seal plushies?

Yay, merchandising.
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Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 09:52:11


Two questions:

How much is all this costing?

How the fuck are you paying for it all?

Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 09:55:49


At 9/29/03 01:38 AM, TomFulp wrote: And the best news is that our bandwidth upgrade is scheduled for early this week. We will be jumping from 200mbps to 300!!!

Thank you God!

Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 10:38:34


At 9/29/03 09:47 AM, Scaper-X wrote: At $15-$30 a pop, Domo-Kun stuffed animals could do really damn well. How about a motorized Newgrounds tank toy? P-Bot action figures, B/P rank and power level icon patches with the Newgrounds logo on them, ... seal plushies?

Yay, merchandising.
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er...

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Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 11:21:30


At 9/29/03 11:06 AM, StriderX wrote: Domo-Kun wasn't made by Newgrounds, it was made by a Japanese Company. They are available on most japanese import sites.

Realized that one immediately after posting. Still, after clearing it by the company that owns the rights to it, a Domo-Kun with the Newgrounds emblem emblazoned on its chest would be a hot sell.

Any other ideas? Thought of Clock Crew plushies, but those aren't Newgrounds' conceptual items, either.
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Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 11:51:59


At 9/29/03 01:38 AM, TomFulp wrote: And the best news is that our bandwidth upgrade is scheduled for early this week. We will be jumping from 200mbps to 300!!!

Yeeeeehaw, I love you man. :)

Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 12:43:48


Try getting a server that uses the new AMD 64 bit chip it can address almost unlimited amounts of memory.

Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 13:55:01


I just put in an order for FOUR MORE. We are looking for a new Database server as Wade said, but it is really hard to find one that supports more than 12 gigs of ram.

Why dont you look into 64 bit processors in your data base server they support close to a terabye of ram

Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 15:03:53


Top 400? Aside the 50% bandwith increase, that's something to congratulate.

Really, the evolvement this site has gone through is amazing.

Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 15:15:44


Well I didn't even notice that much lag this weekend so an upgrade would make it even better.


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Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 15:35:42


Awesome! As long as I am on the web I will steer people here time and time again!

Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 18:12:17


Awesome idea. I think that Newgrounds is becoming more popular with each passing day. All my friends are starting to get memberships...maybe that's where all the traffic is coming from...

Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 18:14:53


At 9/29/03 01:55 PM, kornstar08562 wrote: I just put in an order for FOUR MORE. We are looking for a new Database server as Wade said, but it is really hard to find one that supports more than 12 gigs of ram.
Why dont you look into 64 bit processors in your data base server they support close to a terabye of ram

Is there an echo in here??WOW!! way to repeat the post right on top of yours!!You must be some kind of genius man.

Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 18:18:27


One of the top 400? A well deserved spot, even if I think it should have been higher on the list. Maybe one day this will be the most popular site of ALL TIME!!!! :D

You're right, there's been quite a few issues. Upgrade news, down time, more servers on the way- it been a bit crazy.
I know I've asked this a few times, but I've absolutely got to know. Will the site be down while you're hooking up the new servers, or will it just slow down traffic? Either way it's OK, bandwidth upgrades are always worth the wait.

Response to Hosting Stuff 2003-09-29 18:50:05


Why does it take so damn long to judge a movie?