16 posts tagged with servers by mathowie.
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It's that new server smell everyone loves so much

The new server: you're soaking in it! We're on the new boxes now, post any bugs or weirdness you find here and we'll work on it as fast as we can.
posted by mathowie on Feb 2, 2009 - 208 comments

Movin' on up...

Preparations are in order for the big move. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Feb 1, 2009 - 156 comments

Server updated

Server upgrade is complete, but there were certainly bumps along the way. If you spot any weirdness after the fact, drop it here.
posted by mathowie on Apr 18, 2008 - 96 comments

Server upgrayedd (the extra d is for a double dose of downtime)

We're in the process of updating the server. You probably noticed about 20min of downtime and things may be up and down throughout this evening but should resume and hopefully be faster later today and tomorrow.
posted by mathowie on Aug 20, 2007 - 32 comments

Woot, we're back up. Sorry about the downtime.

Woot, we're back up. Sorry about the downtime.
posted by mathowie on Sep 13, 2006 - 104 comments

Downtime

Sorry about the downtime today, it looks like some comment spammers were DoSing the box with requests for long-dead trackback URLs. After that was cleaned up, some other weird bugs kept the server unavailable for a few hours, but things should be back to normal now.
posted by mathowie on Feb 13, 2006 - 26 comments

Server Update Announcement

I just updated the server to CFMX 7. If you see any obvious weird errors, toss them in here.
posted by mathowie on Feb 7, 2005 - 39 comments

Thanks from Mathowie

Holy mother of god. It's official, even though I was kind of worried about ponying (heh) up the dough for a couple of high ticket servers, I made enough money off the $5 signups today to pay for one year's hosting. So I want to say thanks to all the new users for ensuring the future of this place. I love ya. Some more news inside
posted by mathowie on Nov 18, 2004 - 68 comments

I switched over to Apache, so some stuff might not be working

I switched over to Apache, so some stuff might not be working (like spellcheck). If you find any bugs with MetaFilter, MetaTalk, Ask MetaFilter, or any other site that used to be on this server, let me know here.
posted by mathowie on Jun 10, 2004 - 56 comments

Upgrades in the Works

Uptime will probably be sporadic over the next few days while I do some software and hardware upgrades. On the upside, I get to bask in the glow of the server while I do the upgrades.
posted by mathowie on Jul 11, 2003 - 28 comments

Server Upgrades

Hopefully, this will mean the end to the server time-outs: I'm finally upgrading the server [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Apr 7, 2002 - 31 comments

To Index or Not?

The site is getting pummelled lately, so I ran stats on the past few days to see if there was a national news story or something. Of the 300k page views in the past four days, 100k, or 1/3 of the traffic was solely due to the googlebot.

It appears that having 13k threads filled with 200k comments of google-loving ascii is acting as some sort of honeypot, attracting the google indexers like mad. Broken down by day, the Googlebot appears to visit over 25k pages at metafilter.com PER DAY. If you look at browser/OS stats, the googlebot visits metafilter more often than all Netscape clients combined. Also, the googlebot exceeds all visits by people using Mac operating systems.

Although I'm impressed with the results (google searches are the #1 referrer), is it worth basically bringing down the machine and keeping humans from being able to access it? If I were to include a robots exlusion file and block all search bots, would the net community be at a loss for not being able to find information discussed here?

I guess the big question is, does the utility of having the site indexed outweigh the problems the indexing causes?
posted by mathowie on Jan 4, 2002 - 32 comments

DNS issues related to server switch

There were DNS issues today, there might be more soon, as I switch to new servers. Beware.
posted by mathowie on Mar 8, 2001 - 0 comments

Moving MeFi Serviers

So, um, the MetaFilter box may be moving soon. I can bring it home and host it off my DSL (upgrading the upload line to 384kbps), but it'll be slightly slower than the shared T1 we had at Pyra. If anyone has any ideas for budget rackspace or has some bandwidth to spare, let me know here or via email, thanks.

I'll give warning if/when it moves, but expect 24-48 hours of downtime when that takes place (and to the 15 other domains I host on the same box).
posted by mathowie on Feb 2, 2001 - 14 comments

Not back yet

Ok, so it's no longer late May, and the site's not up. Wanna know why? read here...
posted by mathowie on Jun 3, 2000 - 2 comments

MeFi Downtime

Just a warning - MetaFilter will be moving servers at the end of the month, which will be a down time of a couple days.
posted by mathowie on Mar 14, 2000 - 2 comments

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