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who would you recommend?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by petertdavis, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    I need to do some optimization on a server with a single xenforo site running on it. I don't have the time or skills to do it myself. Who would you recommend I hire to help me with this?
     
  2. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Deebs
     
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  3. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member


    Thanks, I'll give him a shout. Any other suggestions in case he's not available?
     
  4. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Blandt, Darkimmortal
     
  5. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    Done some small optimisations this morning to the server. Let's see what the users think....
     
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  6. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    As Deebs mentioned, he helped me out on this one. The server load seems to be about 10% of what it was before he waved his magic wand. The kicker is, he wouldn't even accept payment for his services, even though I practically tried to force it on him. What a guy!
     
  7. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I told you ;)
    What was the fix, Deebs?
     
  8. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    Hi Andy,

    Couple of things:
    • Install and configure APC, there was no opcode cache installed.
    • Configure MySQL to make use of the spare memory available.
    • The forum is installed using MyISAM as the default, I still need to convert his database back to InnoDB (for which XF is designed for).
     
  9. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    BTW, when I contacted my host (Servint) their reply to my asking why the server load was so high and the site was loading slow was "upgrade" - I'm not too impressed with their response, but how much of that should I reasonably expect from a hosting company? Should they know about and be willing to things like install APC, and configure the MySQL?
     
  10. CivilWarTalk

    CivilWarTalk Active Member

    I use Servint as well, I'm only 90% satisfied with their support, sometimes I ask questions about doing updates to the server, and they proceed to do the update before I'm ready, instead of answering my question.

    I have also had issues since my recent upgrade, mostly memory issues. I've made a number of changes and things are better, but I know it's not optimized like it could be.
     
  11. Will

    Will Active Member

    Will you notice a difference converting the database to InnoDB?
     

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