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What kind of server + database is head-fi running on??
 
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They use vBulletin Version 2.3.4.
(look at the bottom of the page)
As far as hardware, I'm not sure if Jude or Neil ever posted specs.
 
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At one time jude said it was running on a Mac IIc or something, but I highly doubt that for an obvious reason.
 
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geocities.com .... lately


but network-tools.com trace says:

IP address: 128.121.230.121
Host name: www.head-fi.org

Alias:
superhost.com

Last 3 hops:

12 63 62 78 129.250.26.161 ge-1-1.r00.mlpsca01.us.wh.verio.net

13 78 62 63 128.121.129.146 ge-25.a0254c.mlpsca01.us.wh.verio.net

14 78 63 62 128.121.230.121 superhost.com


NameServer used for query: dns.aol2.com



Answer records
head-fi.org 1 NS dns2.aol2.com 28780s
head-fi.org 1 NS dns.aol2.com 28780s

Authority records

Additional records
dns2.aol2.com 1 A 166.90.205.3 172780s
dns.aol2.com 1 A 166.90.205.2 172780s

DNS Records for www.head-fi.org


query from dns.consumer.net to get an authoritative nameserver

NameServer used for query: dns.aol2.com



Answer records
www.head-fi.org 1 CNAME head-fi.org 28780s
head-fi.org 1 NS dns2.aol2.com 28780s
head-fi.org 1 NS dns.aol2.com 28780s

Authority records

Additional records
dns2.aol2.com 1 A 166.90.205.3 172780s
dns.aol2.com 1 A 166.90.205.2 172780s


Network IP address lookup:

whois whois.arin.net 128.121.230.121:



OrgName: Verio, Inc.
OrgID: VRIO
Address: 8005 South Chester Street
Address: Suite 200
City: Englewood
StateProv: CO
PostalCode: 80112
Country: US





 
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i am just wandering why it's so slow.
There's lots of sites 5 times the size running vBulletin smoothly.
 
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IIRC, Jude mentioned that it is running on a leased server running FreeBSD. My guess is that it is Pentium III level hardware, maybe Pentium 4. But given the extreme lags here I am guessing that either Apache is unable to spawn enough processes to handle the load, or the FreeBSD kernel simply wasn't setup to handle the very high TCP/IP traffic of Head-Fi or the very large number of processes that would be running. I don't know if Jude or Neil would have control over those kind of things on a leased server, since stuff like recompiling the kernel can only be done on a local machine.
 
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IIRC, Jude mentioned that it is running on a leased server running FreeBSD. My guess is that it is Pentium III level hardware, maybe Pentium 4. But given the extreme lags here I am guessing that either Apache is unable to spawn enough processes to handle the load, or the FreeBSD kernel simply wasn't setup to handle the very high TCP/IP traffic of Head-Fi or the very large number of processes that would be running. I don't know if Jude or Neil would have control over those kind of things on a leased server, since stuff like recompiling the kernel can only be done on a local machine.


I usually hear that Oracle is better than MySQL for large database systems. Do you think it would be better to use it for Head-fi?
 
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Quote:

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I usually hear that Oracle is better than MySQL for large database systems. Do you think it would be better to use it for Head-fi?


vBulletin can only use MySQL, so it's the only choice. MySQL has the advantages of being open-source, robust and well-tested, and well-supported. PostgreSQL is suppossed to be a faster open-source database, but doesn't seem to be very well supported. I don't really know much about all the web hosting and backend solutions out there, I just know Apahe+MySQL+PHP4 work together very well. I even have it running in Windows XP right now for testing my sites which is quite convenient.
 
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