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HOG move to dedicated server complete

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, November 20th, 2008
Categories: Site News

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HOG back at 100%

I’ve now got the header banner running, which was (I hope) the last thing to get working since the big move to a dedicated server. Please let me know via comments or email if you find something messed up so I can fix it.

Dedicated server

For those who don’t know what a dedicated server is, basically it is an entire computer (server) in a data center. The “box” only has one client on it, me. It is “dedicated” to my site. Previously HOG has been on “shared” hosting servers. Shared hosting is cheap, but can be very problematic as I’ve found out. Shared is good for starters, but when a site moves as much traffic as this one does shared hosting won’t work. Shared hosting is often hacked and slow, because there can be many hundreds or even thousands of web sites on one server.

What to expect

Now that HOG is on a dedicated server, we should expect a serious speed increase. Those times when it took several seconds to load the page, or when the site would hang, should be gone for the most part. The gallery should run and load faster.

Room to grow

There’s plenty of room to grow too. The storage capacity available now is 100x what I had before. Plenty of room and plenty of horsepower. HOG has upgraded from a Yugo to a Porsche SUV.

Back to our regularly scheduled blogram

Now that this is done I need a mental break. I’ve gotten hardly any sleep the last couple of days and my brain, back and body are toast. I’ll get back to my regular blogging when I’ve recharged my batteries and put some fresh ProV1’s in my bag.

3 responses to “HOG move to dedicated server complete”

  1. Miranda says:

    Wait a minute – you mean I can blame shared servers for my slow internet instead of my dial-up access? LOL!

  2. I prefer to blame AOL (which sucks) or microsoft.

  3. Eat Golf says:

    I blame Bush 🙂

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