This is going to be one of those posts that is scattered all over the place. First, though, a significant announcement-
We are about to change servers. Yes, finally. Although over the past year, we've made significant speed and reliability improvements, I have felt that we could do better. I could do better.
Thanks to Melchizedek, we finally came up with a configuration that I liked, but it wasn't quite practical for a couple of reasons.
Now, I think I've got it.
A little background on the site. There are 3000 (Yes, 3k) articles on Republibot, most of 'em by Kevin... and most of them non-trivial (In the length and complexity department, not the content....) That's a lot of stuff. Needless to say, the database performance on a shared hosting setup was excruciatingly slow. We are moving to a cloud-based server, with all the goodies that implies.
And for less money.
Anyway, the copy of the database on the launch site is a couple days old- but go check it out . <--that's a link. USE IT. Any comments or blogs posted there will be wiped this weekend when I do the cutover.... so please, keep the genius to a minimum. Do not use the tabs at the top of the site to navigate, those will bring you back here.
I was able to troubleshoot Kevin's computer in under five minutes with my temper intact last night. This is a first.
I've been thinking... what would a Republibot sponsored superhero be like?
You are invited to think about that one too... comment below!