hmm, I think the site is fast . And I'm on the way with a 56k dial-on connection when I'm not at university
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very fast IMHO
however just curious, what are the exact stats of the site?
because somehow the ram is always over 50% (as far as i'd seen) used and CPU is often around 30% (not much, i know), but sometimes only in decimals...
and its only 400Kbps up?!
i've seen sites on dedicated fiberoptic that were slower.... maybe its just because of the little load here...
very fast IMHO however just curious, what are the exact stats of the site? because somehow the ram is always over 50% (as far as i'd seen) used and CPU is often around 30% (not much, i know), but sometimes only in decimals...
and its only 400Kbps up?! i've seen sites on dedicated fiberoptic that were slower.... maybe its just because of the little load here...
Well you did ask...
Intel Celeron 2.24GHz 256KB Cache
320GB HD (40, 80, 200)
Connection: 4Mbps Down, 0.4Mbps up Virgin Media Cable Residential Broadband (Yes it runs from residential broadband )
Abyss HTTP Server, MySQL 4.0.24, PHP4, hMailServer
Suprise you? Thought it might.
I maintain this server properly. You probably won't find a server that will run this fast on any residential connection. Its optimised for speed and performance, hence why most pages load in 1-2 seconds.
I know one server, which have CMS too, with ~200 users too, and it have 155Mbps speed and it's a bit slower than your server
You are using Abyss - isn't better Apache?
We may be moving a 100Mbps dedicated server soon, it depends if my friend can get it for me.
Abyss is much better than Apache in several ways:
1. Faster (32% on benchmarks)
2. Has a native GUI web based console (unlike Apache which has none)
3. Closed source which means its more stable
4. Free technical support (priority of 1 day with Version X2)
5. Nativly supports PHP, ASP.NET, AHTML, Perl, Python, Ruby, and other scripting languages out of the box (including FastCGI)
6. Anti-crash protection
7. Small memory footprint of under 3MB (unlike Apaches 30MB+)
Only downside of Abyss is the lack of being able to use a control panel like cPanel with it. But when only one person runs the server, eg me, it doesnt matter.
Others will disagree with me but then this is my opinion and Ive stuck with it since as long as I can remember.
The sight only loads half of the time for me, the other times it just gives
some error relating to cookies, even though I clear my cookies, temp
files & all else every single time I walk away from my computer.
Happens on both 2000 & XP running IE.
Then when I do get on I find some pages just hang that long that I just
close them without bothering to read the post.
I'm on adsl with the (supposedly) leading isp in Australia, with a 512/128
Being in australia that could be the problem. Getting from Ausy to UK is a very long way and its bound to get hit by routing issues a lot of the time. If a link doesnt work, just click it again. Sometimes I have to do that (and not just on my site, on others too). Its just the world of the web as we know it... lol.
how is closed source stabler?
open source allows tons of people to read toe source then report to the developers what's wrong so it can get fixed faster...
meh, don't want to start flame war, in the end its really personal preferance... though i love apache.
any place i can get a demo of abyss??
i have a spare computer...
Closed source is stable because it has no third party code in it. Its developed by the original developers only and only they fix it. The know their way around the code so its easier for them to fix. As soon as a third party person comes and tries to fix it, they'll probbly make it worse because they have no knowledge of how the code works and where everything is etc.
Abyss is wonderful anyway since no release is ever released without at least 2 weeks of intensive beta testing. Usually this lasts up to a month. In house alpha testing is also done by the programmers. If bugs are found, they fix it within days (sometimes hours) and release a new version.
And yes, in the end it is personal preference but my mission is to convert people
You can get Abyss from www.aprelium.com. Its not a trial, its a free version. No limitations etc.