Problem Pinned Down
Todays problems have been pinned down to PHP (imagine) causing issues within the Apache process and causing the whole site to die.
I’ve switched the way that PHP is called, and in theory it cannot now crash the entire server. Its vaguely possible that PHP itself still could die, but if it does you should be able to reload the necessary page (note, only Reader Comment system uses PHP at the moment) and it should stay working.
I shall keep my eye out, and apologies for the intermittent service today.
Why, in the name of all that is holy, would ANYONE host a PHP and PERL based site on Windows?
It costs more, is more buggy and unstable, scales questionably, and generally costs more to maintain, in my experience.
They can tout their groovy Windows data center edition all they want – but, a solid UNIX or equivalent is way better.
At the very least, if you want cheap INTEL hardward, a good Linux distrbution is almost as good. Windows is overloaded with useless junk with security holes.
OK…rant mode off. It’s just I had enough slowness and weirdness under the old set up. Windows is just asking for more problems.
I have felt for you this past couple of days, knowing you were probably pulling your hair out with this move. I have nothing but appreciation for you efforts.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
your doing a great job! 🙂
Hi Steve 🙂
I don’t understand what Eliezer is talking about as my tech knowledge is miniscule,lol, but just want to tell you that I think you’re doing a great job with all this changeover stuff. The hiccups along the way are not a problem for me, I’m happy to hang in until you’ve had time to sort things out. I’m a happy DD customer and will continue to be as I know you’re doing the best you can to make this all as smooth as possible,
Take care and ‘bye for now, Kelpie.
GREAT job. Thanks for all the hard work and effort getting this going. This site and all you do are very much appreciated!