Brickset.com now hosted on super-fast server

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Today, Brickset was moved onto its own dedicated virtual server, a 2Gb Windows Server 2008R2 machine which should mean it's much faster and more secure, not that either of those were a problem on the old one, though.

There were a few issues during the transition as some of you have noticed. The mobile site was down for a few hours, the geo-locating didn't work and latest comment ages were a bit out. I think these are now all sorted but if you do notice anything strange anywhere, leave a comment and I'll try and sort it.

If you are looking for web hosting I can thoroughly recommend Northstar Computer Systems who host Brickset (and BrickLink) particularly for the stability of the service and first-rate technical support, where you talk to a real person, and the same one every time.

11 comments on this article

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By in United States,

First of all if you are not logged in it says this post has one comment(before I posted this.)

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By in United Kingdom,

That was probably because I posted a test one to check the time was being displayed properly then deleted it. On the old server there was about 4 minutes difference between the clocks on the database server and the web server so I had to hard-code a time offset to prevent negative times. Now they are pretty much the same so it's not needed.

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By in United States,

That must've been me, I deleted my comment about 3 min. ago. Sorry!

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By in United States,

This upgrade is just another example of why brickset is a must visit, daily visit LEGO site! Thanks Huw!

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By in United States,

Thanks HUW, this site is great!! Always my first stop for lego news/insight/etc...

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By in United States,

Lol, somehow, having "Windows' and 'secure' in the same sentence just feels wrong...

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By in United Kingdom,

Great news huw, have to agree with CaptainRex110, a smooth swamp using WIndows, have to say it must be a first,
lol ;-). Brickset is a great site and is always the first site I log into when I get to work.

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By in Germany,

YAY!!! It DOES look a lot faster now! Amazing! Great!

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By in Germany,

Ahem, small bug: Under "Did you know": "There are -10 members and 2034 guests currently using Brickset"! "-10"???

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By in United Kingdom,

@legowomen, that might be a cookie issue. I've reset the cookie name which should force everyone's location to be re-established. It caches it for a couple days normally.

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By in Hong Kong,

I did experience log in problem and need to clear the cookies to get things working.

By the way, maintaining a web site effectively requires constant effort, I think it is pretty impressive to run a hgh traffic site like brickset with just 2GB

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