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nicola
Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:44:48 PM

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Gav is working fast on our new database server, which is the main technical issue we have currently. It is causing sporadic site delays / crashes.

We estimate the new server will be operational in mid June, after some extensive testing.

Once we've switched over to the new form of document storage and handling, the servers should be very fast and scalable. At the moment we're pushing the limits in terms of how many page views we can serve.

Our server handled around 23 million page views last month, that's not bad for one machine.

Please bear with us, it's being taken care of hiding
Dudealicious
Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:15:25 PM

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You guys are awesome!!!

23 million hits in a month is amazing, congratulations!

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Guest
Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:25:03 PM

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damn!!!! Nic!!!!!!!!! I'm in awe, truly!!!!!!!!!!! We should TOTALLY do an article about Lush! BTW all this Lush down time is messin w my happy place!! ;)
DirtyMartini
Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:26:41 PM

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What was wrong with the old server?

It seemed to be serving its purpose...




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nicola
Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:28:07 PM

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Thanks! We work hard on the site.

Google analytics don't show us hits (not anywhere I can find anway). Pageviews are different:

Quote:
Technical definition of a hit

Each file sent to a browser by a web server is an individual hit.

Technical definition of a pageview

A pageview is each time a visitor views a page on your website, regardless of how many hits are generated. Pages are comprised of files. Every image in a page is a separate file. When a visitor looks at a page (a pageview), they may see numerous images, graphics, pictures etc. and generate multiple hits.

For example, if you have a page with 10 pictures, then a request to a server to view that page generates 11 hits (10 for the pictures, and one for the html file). A page view can contain hundreds of hits. This is the reason that we measure page views and not hits.


So if a typical page on lush has say 20 images / components that require downloading, including the page itself, we will be serving 20 x 23 million = 460 million hits. Not really a surprise that a single server with mirrored drive can't cope!
nicola
Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:31:24 PM

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SexualCircus wrote:
damn!!!! Nic!!!!!!!!! I'm in awe, truly!!!!!!!!!!! We should TOTALLY do an article about Lush! BTW all this Lush down time is messin w my happy place!! ;)


snorting

How is the new launch working out for you?

easy_rider75
Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 11:40:27 AM

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Wow amazing number congrats Nic. it is amazing how much the site has grown since I first found it :)

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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:28:03 PM

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easy_rider75 wrote:
Wow amazing number congrats Nic. it is amazing how much the site has grown since I first found it :)


You've only been here 4 months kekekegay (couldn't resist)
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:26:37 PM

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nicola wrote:
easy_rider75 wrote:
Wow amazing number congrats Nic. it is amazing how much the site has grown since I first found it :)


You've only been here 4 months kekekegay (couldn't resist)


Oh I knew that was coming LMAO

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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 9:00:13 PM

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LOL!!


*smiles, hugs, and lollipops*



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nicola
Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 9:25:00 PM

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A bump for the people who have been writing to Gav, complaining that this free site is down so frequently of late.

The problem (MS SQL) has been identified, Gav is in the process of totally re-writing the backend document storage system. It's not something that can be done overnight.

Please bear with us for the next 3 or 4 weeks or so.

DirtyMartini
Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 1:23:02 AM

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nicola wrote:
Gav is in the process of totally re-writing the backend



Did you say Lush has a problem with its backend???

Not sure what that has to do with the server not working, but I guess Gav knows what's up...





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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 6:14:26 AM

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DirtyMartini wrote:
nicola wrote:
Gav is in the process of totally re-writing the backend



Did you say Lush has a problem with its backend???

Not sure what that has to do with the server not working, but I guess Gav knows what's up...




If thats Lush's backend, I don't see any problem with it!
Otherwards, I got no complaints, I figured it was my danged computer. the thing is about 5 years old after all.
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nicola
Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:10:21 PM

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scooter wrote:
Oh, there is one small complaint; the cost of this site is killing me Regaeman Man


Precisely.
DirtyMartini
Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 6:11:53 PM

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scooter wrote:

Oh, there is one small complaint; the cost of this site is killing me Regaeman Man


Scooter's so poor he can't afford to pay attention...

Oh wait...I think I am too come to think of it...never mind...Regaeman Man



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Guest
Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:07:58 PM

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Phew! I thought that whole apocalypse thing was coming true.
nicola
Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:38:25 PM

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It's ok, lush labs are working on it.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 11:12:48 PM

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Wow, been ages since I saw the labs.

DirtyMartini
Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:35:53 AM

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Whew...I was really scared for a moment when all three Lush sites were down at once...

I feel much better now knowing the labs are working on the problem...just make sure they're not goofing off...




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nicola
Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 2:42:31 AM

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DirtyMartini wrote:


I think I spoke to that call centre worker the other day when trying to get my home internet connection fixed.
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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 5:06:27 AM

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ok thank you Nicola ..go Gav go ..ohh wow i thought you were a guy ?? lmao
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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 6:38:47 AM

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Thanks for the information, while a touch frustrating, I could not imagine complaining about this wonderful free site being down. Oh now I see the problem MS SQL!!!!! nuff said..... no comment :D lol

Thanks Nicola and Gav, great work!!!!!!

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nicola
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 11:05:52 PM

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ducky69 wrote:
Thanks for the information, while a touch frustrating, I could not imagine complaining about this wonderful free site being down. Oh now I see the problem MS SQL!!!!! nuff said..... no comment :D lol

Thanks Nicola and Gav, great work!!!!!!


Thank you.

Even with the existing setup, it is only ever down for a short time, when the load gets incredibly high. I'd say we still have over 99% uptime, despite the few complaints to the contrary.

Gav is over 50% of the way now with Mongo, it *should be* downhill from here.

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MrNudiePants
Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:36:30 PM

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nicola wrote:


Gav is over 50% of the way now with Mongo, it *should be* downhill from here.



"Mongo"? Uh Oh.....


nicola
Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 9:09:23 PM

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Yes, I needed it explaining to me too.

Summary: Instead of paying Microsoft $4000 per server, for each MS SQL installation you have their database software on, MongoDB is open source (free) and quicker. So we can give MS the flick hello2
Guest
Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2011 7:27:15 PM

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Shh dont say that too loud they have eyes and ears everywhere lol
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