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  1. Nack says:

    I haven’t tried them, but have you seen http://www.macminicolo.net/ ?

  2. Nack says:

    They’ll supply/configure one for you (if you pay for it…), but it becomes yours; if you quit the service, they mail it to you.

  3. DarkOne says:

    Know the feeling Brian, SSC hosting has gone up and up over the years but worth it and the site makes enough to support the server and pay for maintenance on the software. The host I use does everything for me with backups (nightly) and any issue I have they solve or upgrade everything for me. My server fees are about the price of a AAA title every month on average, but paying for a year at a time helps bring down the cost most times. I could bring down SSC’s hosting fees a lot if I didn’t need all the HDD space and bandwidth, use up about 200-400GB a month on avg.

    SSC runs on a 8CPU, 2.5GB Ram, 70GB HDD and 6TB Bandwidth virtual private server, and most times it isn’t your memory. You can do some PHP tweaks to handle things better and talk to the support about things you see in the logs or do some google searches. the sales people will always try to make you upgrade. But personally your running a WP Blog with a forum, you could easily run that on 1GB. I would look into the php.ini file properties and does your host give you access to edit php config and apache? And enable some logging (most hosts can provide reports or logs) of memory/cpu usage. Just some thoughts, because I do this for fun and don’t intend to make a ‘fortune’ doing this. As long as the site pays its bills it will be around as long as I am :)

    Now al I wish for is more time to play these great games and do videos and reviews (darn kids and jobs).

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Hey man, good to see you and welcome! I’ve played with my install a bit, but I’ve not tried some of the stuff you’ve mentioned as well. I don’t mind upgrading though as that gives me room to grow, and the site thankfully is growing. :) As for php.ini, what would I be looking for? I’m kinda learning PHP at the moment.

      • DarkOne says:

        The main attributes to configure in php5.ini (and make sure you are on php5 and not 4) are these, and sometimes the host does restrict these values on the server so you may need to find out what your boundaries are.

        post_max_size=
        memory_limit=
        upload_max_filesize=
        max_execution_time=
        max_input_time=

        tweaking the above values should help with some stability and performance issues, but it all depends on the server hosting options you have to what these can be set to. I would talk to your host. Or if you do have dedicated hosting or VPS you should be able to set these yourself without the server overriding them.

        I tried WP for a while myself but it was difficult to combine all the tools/apps I wanted into a site and was a mess when upgrading and adding new functionality.

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