How is the Forum Run?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by Buszaj, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Buszaj

    Buszaj TPF Noob!

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    I just thought of this, how is TPF run/taken care of? Technically wise that is. Is it through a server, more than one, what OS, is it at Chase's residence? If I'm allowed to know, please tell me! Thanks.
     
  2. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

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    It's owned by Chase, hosted by a hosting company and not at his house. The forum is its own software built on php that interfaces with a sql db (again, hosted by the hosting company) most likely on a linux server running apache. We don't get enough traffic here to warrant a dedicated. My guess is it's shared.
     
  3. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Alpha is correct, however we do in fact run on a dedicated server. When the site was first starting, I did actually host it out of my house at first. Unfortunately, my DSL connection wasn't stable enough (even though the speed at that time was plenty), so I moved off to a hosted server and have since moved it twice. We've been on a dedicated server for about 2 years now probably, and have actually upgraded from a smaller one to a larger one.

    Its a single server running Linux. I don't recall the specs offhand.

    Hope that helps!
     
  4. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    :O

    ....ch...ch...chase?
     
  5. Buszaj

    Buszaj TPF Noob!

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    Cooooool. Thanks for the info.
     
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    PNA TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, he comes out of the woodwork on occasion.

    Hi, Chase.....;)
     
  7. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    and there was me thinking it was all ran on magic
     
  8. Buszaj

    Buszaj TPF Noob!

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    haha. love your new avatar btw.
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    :shock: Chase has escaped from house arrest? How can this be?
     

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