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#1 Zen_

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 06:14 PM

Mycotopia is now using a new platform for DNS, CDN caching, attack and spam mitigation for example. While there are many more features that are and will be available to us for scaling, these are the big hitters that will make an instant difference in the quality of services we bring to our community.

 

DNS is simple enough.

 

CDN Caching will spread our static content across 28 servers which are geographically located around the world. So no matter where you're coming from you'll likely have an awesome and speedy experience.

 

DDoS and Advanced Attack Mitigation is the shit. If you're using TOR or other obfuscation techniques you may be prompted for a CAPTCHA code before being allowed to access the site, but it should be one time until your IP changes. Everything will still work as normal, but we're now protected with a force shield. :)

 

Always Online is something that comes about as a result of the CDN. Basically our content will be online 24/7 no exceptions. In the event our server goes offline a static read-only version of the site will remain available indefinitely until service is restored. Our Archives and Vaults are on the chopping block in favor of a better technology - no spoilers, sorry - and once complete will remain online 24/7/365/∞ indefinitely.

 

SSD Cloud Storage is the *hard drive* of the future and will allow us to have instantaneous transfer and migrations as we scale, plus the speed of a plasma enhanced warp core of the Millennium Falcon from which to access our content. Enjoy.

 

 

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Bottom line: It's awesome. It's setup as of today. You're going to love it.

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 08:06 PM

I wanna know how I get 27 hrs in a day...The stuff I would get done.

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 08:00 PM

That's how our fast shit is bro, fast enough to give us an extra 3 hours a day!

Fixed. Smart ass. ;)

 

 

In all seriousness - how's the speed now?  If your ssl/https is not broken any longer then you're likely on the new shit. 


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 03:05 AM

I have an older computer and the speed has increased some :) There is no loading time like there was before


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 12:53 AM

I never had a speed issue here, but since the Quantum update, have a longer pause on the back button. This could well just be me, although i clean out cookies and history regularly.

 

I'm disappointed Zen, I was looking forward to the 27 hour day.


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 10:43 AM

I never had a speed issue here, but since the Quantum update, have a longer pause on the back button. This could well just be me, although i clean out cookies and history regularly.

 

I'm disappointed Zen, I was looking forward to the 27 hour day.

 

^^ That actually probably does you more harm than good.  Cookies don't really do much for caching of content as much as user sessions on websites, but the cache/history is of benefit to you.

 

 

When you visit a website, ANY website, your browser makes a request. With that request comes the HTML code (small) and all the assets referenced therein. Assets could include javascript files, images, icons, etc. Part of the performance piece that we have implemented is a longer TTL (Time To Live) on the cached content available on everyones system. It's currently set to 5 days I believe.

 

So, if you visit a site, cache all the assets you've accessed, then the site will load MUCH faster since all the referenced assets are local and don't have to be downloaded again. If you clear your cache then you toss all those assets and the next page refresh means you're downloading all the assets again.

 

It's the same thing the new CDN is doing, but on a MUCH larger scale. (the entire site not just a page) The CDN is connected to our content server and takes ALL the static assets (ones that do not change often, or ever) and caches them on 28 servers throughout the world. That means when you visit our site you'll likely be pulling static assets from a server that's geographically NEAR you, and as such should be MUCH faster. Those assets then live on your system for 5 days before the cache (our cache) is automatically dumped/refreshed.

 

The other thing it does is minimize all the scripts and code. This removes whitespace and unnecessary formatting. Makes it shit to read for humans, but for computers and network traffic it's MUCH more efficient.

 

So at the end, clearing your cache is a detriment to you and does nothing to "keep you secure" as much as keep your browsing experience speedy and your bandwidth use to a minimum.

 

It's all about the cache baby.


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Posted 27 November 2014 - 12:11 AM

A few days in now. Not faster, slower load on any page change. Also had my first ever glitch on a PM reply where the whole message dropped below, out of the box, and would not respond in any way. I use the most recent updated version of Chrome. I update java and everything regularly (weekly). I clear cache and history regularly. i am seeing a few slow downs shifting, from one thread to another.

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 04:50 AM

I was getting some CloudFlare 522 connection error pages for few 10-20min spans a few hours ago, after long page loads. Zen's looking in to it.



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Posted 28 November 2014 - 06:38 PM

Speed unchanged when compared to pre-migration. But was good before.

 

Fails to connect to a mirror now and then (not complete yet maybe?).

 

Keep getting bothered for the CAPTCHA when inactive for more than a couple of minutes. Losing posts as result.


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Posted 28 November 2014 - 08:30 PM

awesome brother, keep up the good work!



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Posted 29 November 2014 - 11:53 AM

High-tech :-), thanks for all this effort.






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