Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

thr server

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by craig, Apr 4, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. craig

    craig Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    Messages:
    425
    Location:
    crestview fl
    do we make the check out to derek or the high road?
     
  2. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Messages:
    3,671
    Location:
    Okay City
    :uhoh:

    Um, what? :scrutiny:
     
  3. Stickjockey

    Stickjockey Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2003
    Messages:
    1,902
    Location:
    Happy Valley, Oregon
    I believe he was referring to this.
     
  4. Andrew Rothman

    Andrew Rothman Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2003
    Messages:
    2,669
    Location:
    MN
    I'm not an expert, but neither am I convinced that a $5000 server is necessary. I'd like to contribute, but I'd like to see an analysis and a shopping list first.
     
  5. clipse

    clipse Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2003
    Messages:
    1,215
    Location:
    missouri
    We spent about that much on the server here in the courthouse. It isn't used near as much as the THR server would be. $5000 isn't off base at all.

    clipse
     
  6. ocabj

    ocabj Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2003
    Messages:
    2,383
    Location:
    Riverside, CA
    I think $5000 is reasonable. Hardware + 1 year of colocating a box can be pretty substantial as far as costs go.
     
  7. wasrjoe

    wasrjoe Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Messages:
    1,242
    Location:
    Arizona
    It really is worth it and needed. 5k for a server isn't that much.
     
  8. monsternav

    monsternav Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2004
    Messages:
    271
    Location:
    Lexington Park, MD
    Read carefully. It says 5K for the server AND the first Year of connectivity. Not too bad really, as these things go IMHO. :)
     
  9. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    24,041
    Location:
    Idahohoho, the jolliest state
    I'll get a check out in the mail by Friday. It won't be for a large sum, but I assume every little bit helps.

    The High Road is one of my favorite spots on the internet.
     
  10. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    6,717
    Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    If browsing THR cost me a nickel an hour, I have spent that much by now. :what: My "gun fund" is low at the moment, but I'll happily send what I've got -- and more later.
     
  11. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Messages:
    3,683
    I've been building and maintaining servers for 8 years 5k is very reasonable.

    I sent my donation and I urge those of you who log onto THR daily to give what you can.
     
  12. Blackburn

    Blackburn member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2005
    Messages:
    216
    Dedicated server for THR? Seriously?

    One of my sites passes 80 gigs a month, mostly due to user activity on a php+mysql platform than large files, and the bandwidth cost is barely 100 bucks a month. Reliability is insane.

    How much are you planning on dropping on a dedicated box to host a high access PHP script?
     
  13. Larry Ashcraft

    Larry Ashcraft Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    11,628
    Location:
    Home of Heroes, Pueblo, CO, USA
    We will be sending a donation as well.

    Larry and Sandy
     
  14. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Messages:
    9,155
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Make the checks to Derek Zeanah. He agreed to take care of getting the server and setting it up.

    About 2,500 pays for the server, about 2,000 (150-160/month) for the connectivity, anything left over helps with THR and APS software license (APS is moving to vB soon).
     
  15. Waitone

    Waitone Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    5,406
    Location:
    The Land of Broccoli and Fingernails
    THR is about as close to a free lunch as we'll get.

    It think its about time we pitch in to help out. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Kestrel

    Kestrel Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    2,168
    I do this kind of thing for a living and I can tell you, $5,000 is a drop in the bucket for this kind of solution. Not unreasonable AT ALL.

    And $2,500 for a server to serve the number of users on THR, is CHEAP, to boot. The $2,500 for the co-locating is right on the money (and for two domains).

    I have some clients, with under 10 users, on servers that cost $6,000-$10,000, easily. It skyrockets when you start adding software licenses, backup technology, tapes, UPS unit, drive arrays, etc. And that doesn't even include a YEAR of CO-LOCATION.

    Count me in - will send donation asap. I appreciate the site!

    Steve
     
  17. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Messages:
    9,155
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    If there's no interest in improving THR speed and reliability, then we'll do something less expensive...but I can't continue to ask Derek and other moderators to shoulder the cost of such an upgrade.
     
  18. Kestrel

    Kestrel Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    2,168
    Payment Sent!


    (I'm definitely interested in the speed and reliability upgrade.)
     
  19. DelayedReaction

    DelayedReaction Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2004
    Messages:
    645
    Start up a Paypal link for donations. I prefer electronic transfers myself.
     
  20. Larry Ashcraft

    Larry Ashcraft Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    11,628
    Location:
    Home of Heroes, Pueblo, CO, USA
    From the float at the top of GD:
     
  21. lwsimon

    lwsimon Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2004
    Messages:
    364
    Well, my fiance got ahold of our PayPal it seems :eek: ... So I'll send $.41 now, and more when it comes in! :neener:
     
  22. Derek Zeanah

    Derek Zeanah System Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Messages:
    8,419
    Location:
    Statesboro, GA
    If'n you want to make the check out to oleg and mail it to me, that'll work too. ;)

    It's running on a dedicated server now (dual P3-933, 1.5G ram, hardware mirrored scsi drives). We burn through 60-80G per month (that's with gzip compression on), and the 3G database is servicing an average of somewhere around 25 queries per second (that's over a 24 hour period -- quick #queries divided by uptime calculation -- no look at load). Right now uptime stats hang out at about 1; prior to vB3 we were around 2.5 most of the time, and we're planning for growth (as in no new server in the forseeable future). Right now mysqldump takes 20-25 minutes and makes the board spit errors about database connects for most of that -- IMHO we want more power and faster drives for a less intrusive backup procedure.

    I've put about $6k into bandwidth over the last couple of years. That's via an SDSL line to my house -- it looks like decent colo hosting isn't a lot cheaper than that. If you can find a place to do that reliably and affordably in a cheap dedicated solution, I'd like to know about it. ;)

    As-is, we're just looking for decent horsepower, hot-swap SCSI drives, and a couple of gigs of memory in a 1u case. Price it out and see what you think you can get it done for. Seriously. I'm way in favor of a cheaper solution that doesn't cost a bundle.

    (Like buying a multi-processor SPARC box on eBay for a couple hundred bucks and hosting the behemoth at an ISP owned by a THR user at discount rates. :D )
     
  23. Norton

    Norton Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Messages:
    2,718
    This is the first request for assistance that I've seen here in the couple of years that I've been around.....I sent what I could for now....keep us posted on how things are progressing.
     
  24. Ohen Cepel

    Ohen Cepel Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2003
    Messages:
    2,649
    Location:
    Where they tell me to go
    I echo Norton's comments.

    Contribution sent sent via Paypal. Let us know how it goes.

    Maybe a raffle or auctions of donated gun related stuff to keep the system up? Seems to work well on some other forums. Just an idea.
     
  25. Larry Ashcraft

    Larry Ashcraft Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    11,628
    Location:
    Home of Heroes, Pueblo, CO, USA
    I think I mentioned something about this a while back. I would be willing to donate a laser engraved plaque or two for a raffle or auction. I've got a great elk graphic that looks good on a walnut plaque.

    BTW, check sent.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page