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Old 7th December 2012, 07:57 AM
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MDM - PM box full

MDM, have tried PMing - box full - please let me know when clear.

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Re: MDM - PM box full

cleared now.
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Re: MDM - PM box full

If you upgrade to Premium Membership, you get a bigger PM box, plus loads of other benefits, like a longer life, the ability to communicate with animals and x-ray vision.

Ok maybe not all of the above, but the $30 does give you a bigger PM box and you will be contributing to the forum hosting costs

If anyone is interested, the option is called Subscription and is in your control panel.

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If you upgrade to Premium Membership, you get a bigger PM box, plus loads of other benefits, like a longer life, the ability to communicate with animals and x-ray vision. Ok maybe not all of the above, but the $30 does give you a bigger PM box and you will be contributing to the forum hosting costs

If anyone is interested, the option is called Subscription and is in your control panel.
Thanks Gary.....on that note we appreciate your support.

IDNForums is hosted on a dedicated servers at svwh.com, not cheap but excellent. They have 24/7 engineers on duty and do hosting for large companies including EBay. They have made sure we have had 99.9% uptime on the forum the last 3 years.

We pay $150 a month for our dedicated server and support which is $1800 a year for hosting alone. We also have costs for software upgrades for VBulletin, salary for the Grim Reaper etc. so we appreciate any premium memberships support to help defray costs.
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A bit of an overkill to host a single site on a $150 server.
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Re: MDM - PM box full

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A bit of an overkill to host a single site on a $150 server.
Yes we could have spent $4 a month on a bs bluehost or dreamhost plan, but it would be continuously up and down and at best slow.

Something tells me you'd be first in line to complain when this forum wasn't up.

What's wrong with striving for a good experience?
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Thanks Gary.....on that note we appreciate your support.

IDNForums is hosted on a dedicated servers at svwh.com, not cheap but excellent. They have 24/7 engineers on duty and do hosting for large companies including EBay. They have made sure we have had 99.9% uptime on the forum the last 3 years.

We pay $150 a month for our dedicated server and support which is $1800 a year for hosting alone. We also have costs for software upgrades for VBulletin, salary for the Grim Reaper etc. so we appreciate any premium memberships support to help defray costs.
I'll pay another $20 a year if you don't make me wait between sending pm's.
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Yes we could have spent $4 a month on a bs bluehost or dreamhost plan, but it would be continuously up and down and at best slow.
I have not forgotten about what this forum's uptime was a couple years ago. Used to be the biggest PIA.
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A bit of an overkill to host a single site on a $150 server.
We weighed the options, no sense fiddling around when their are live auctions and people want a site that is responsive, loads quick and minimal interruptions and downtime. If you remember the early days, complaints about loading speed etc. and due to time zones there was often no one available to address serious issues. We are actually on 2 servers, the second one mirrors the data of the first and backs up as well a few times a day.
I can tell you that there have been a dozen occasions over the past few years where the SVWH engineers were there to even in the middle of the night to get us a fix and back up and running. Short story you pay for what you get.

On a note of thanks, there are 4 Admins here that all contribute substantial time to keep up with the technical side of the forum, screen incoming new members, install patches or software updates and try to keep it all running smoothly.

Due to the various time zones, and chance that one of our guys are not online, svwh.net gives us a 24/7 support team if its something one of our guys can't get to right away, or something we need a bit more expertise on. All in all it has worked out pretty well, but at a price.
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Re: MDM - PM box full

What? No load-balancing cache and geolocation based reverse-proxy setup?

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This must be my most popular thread
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What? No load-balancing cache and geolocation based reverse-proxy setup?
Well maybe it does that too...but just wanted to make sure you knew we were spending the premium membership money wisely.
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