myScoop has moved over to its new host with only a few glitches here and there. The near-seamless transition took place during the hours of 8pm on Saturday 13 March to around 6am on the 14 March. This new host has tons more power than the previous and allows for a larger amount of bandwidth usage which makes way for more innovative features that you will be seeing soon. The host is also running off a more secure backend which in turn means more security for you.
As any South Africa web entrepreneur would know, the cost of bandwidth in South Africa is hellishly expensive. One of the main reasons for moving the server to England was due to this problem. Keep in mind though that with access to more bandwidth and processing speeds offered by the new host, I can develop many more features that would be of interest to you in the management and reporting of your blogs and blog statistics.
I need to apologise to everyone as during 4am this morning whilst attempting to transfer a 1gig database, I accidentally deleted ALL visitor statistics for the 12 March 2010. It was a silly error on my side and I apologise for the loss of this data. There will also be some data loss for today as whilst the propogation was taking place throughout the internet, some stats were being recorded on the old server and some on the new. The reason for leaving the old server up in these times is due to the fact that I did not want to jeopardise the loading speed of your blog’s webpages by it not being able to find the source for the traffic badge.
The “new home”
For those of you that’s interested, here is some information regarding the new server:
Bandwith Allocation: 200gb
Gaurenteed RAM: 128mb
Burst RAM: 256mb
CPU: 4 x Xeon
With a big move like this, and the new server being a completely different operating system, bugs are inevitable. If you find any bugs or experience a problem on the site, please get in touch with me
Once again, thank you for your patience and understanding while myScoop made its move to its new home. Until next time, happy scooping!