I'd like to say thank you to all our Sponsors (including the anonymous ones), as their generosity over the last few weeks has allowed us to upgrade the Inkbunny servers and pay for 3 months of hosting all at once. We received over $1000 in just the first week after we asked for the extra monies for the upgrade.
You all rock. I'm especially heartened by the fact we didn't have to beg the whole userbase for money. We just asked quietly (via my account and others reposting the journal) and the response was huge. It makes all the hard work worth it to see that kind of support. <3
We now have a new server "Fluttershy" running 8 x 2.33GHz Xeon cores, 16GB RAM and 15kRPM SAS drives (15kSAS is way faster than regular SATA).
The old specs were 4 x 2.13GHz Xeon cores, 4GB RAM and SATA2 drives. So this is a massive improvement.
We migrated today and things have gone smoothly so far. But please report any problems you notice.
With the extra speed and capacity, we now have heaps of room to grow! The site seems way more snappy too (or at least it maintains the same speed even at peak time or when backups are running). Plus it's nice to have a new toy to play with *geeks out*. :3