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MAY HAVE TO DISABLE CHAT BOX

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:56 pm
by Dion
I've had several complaints from the server company about the shed hogging memory on it's server, the last time they did it I disabled the ability to post images in there, I also contacted the writer of the chat mod and he said that the mod doesn't hold memory and the server people were wrong. However over the weekend there was further communication :-

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"Last night we recorded a new peak in the memory use recorded for account astronomyshed with in excess of 4.5GB of RAM used over 32 connection. It's now become a necessity to review the memory usage of this site to ensure that it doesn't impact on other users on the server in the near future. As previously mentioned the issue seems to be related to a phpbb3 mod called mchat.
If the account continues with it's current memory usage we may have to take steps to limit the accounts use so I'd be grateful if you can let me know the course of action you will be taking in order to bring the the account in line."
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So, it looks like I may have to disable it temporarily and see what happens, in the long term it looks like I may have to research a better hosting solution. If anyone happens to own a server gimme a shout ;)

Re: MAY HAVE TO DISABLE CHAT BOX

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:04 pm
by julianr
Don't know much about servers but it would be a shame to lose the chat box. But would rather have the site running minus the chat box than no site!

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Re: MAY HAVE TO DISABLE CHAT BOX

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:12 pm
by Gedan
That would be a devastating loss :(

Re: MAY HAVE TO DISABLE CHAT BOX

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:14 pm
by swag72
Oh no, who would I talk to then?!!!

It would be a massive shame to disable it, clearly we fill up all the memory with all the crap we chat about. Perhaps if you made it only astro related it would take up virtually no memory at all :lol:

Re: MAY HAVE TO DISABLE CHAT BOX

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:18 pm
by galileo
how about if we limit it's use? There are some people who spend far too much time on it . ;) N N N Not me ocifer

I'd pay for the Shed for it to stay in this format if it came to that :thumbsup:

Re: MAY HAVE TO DISABLE CHAT BOX

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:35 pm
by pixelsaurus
Oh no! What would I do? I'd have to cut the lawns or something, maybe go for a walk. Totally productive use of time. :crying:

Re: MAY HAVE TO DISABLE CHAT BOX

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:41 pm
by tonymacc
What about limiting it to only during late evening and into the early hours, from say 9pm to 3am or something along those lines?
After all, most if not all of us are normally online whilst imaging.

Re: MAY HAVE TO DISABLE CHAT BOX

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:43 pm
by tonymacc
galileo wrote:how about if we limit it's use? There are some people who spend far too much time on it . ;) N N N Not me ocifer

I'd pay for the Shed for it to stay in this format if it came to that :thumbsup:

mchat for fully paid up members only :thumbsup:
I'll 2nd that dave.

Re: MAY HAVE TO DISABLE CHAT BOX

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:45 pm
by pixelsaurus
tonymacc wrote:What about limiting it to only during late evening and into the early hours, from say 9pm to 3am or something along those lines?
After all, most if not all of us are normally online whilst imaging.


You may just make it harder for those outside of GMT to participate.

Re: MAY HAVE TO DISABLE CHAT BOX

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:46 pm
by tonymacc
pixelsaurus wrote:
tonymacc wrote:What about limiting it to only during late evening and into the early hours, from say 9pm to 3am or something along those lines?
After all, most if not all of us are normally online whilst imaging.


You may just make it harder for those outside of GMT to participate.


ah yeah, forgot you mike. :suspicious: then you will have to move over here :))