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Sharon

Member Since 14 Jul 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 28 2009 12:16 PM

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In Topic: The move to Litespeed

19 July 2009 - 12:22 PM

I came across this:

http://www.w3reports...php?itemid=1973

I'd be curious on this different perspective. Does none of that apply here?


I noticed a big change in the speed of my static pages, but none that I could notice in my dynamic pages. That could be attributed to my own setup. So, I did some further research. Seems like there is a 'new and improved' LiteSpeed since that article was written. Actually, there have been a LOT of new versions since that article! ;)

I could not find any very recent benchmark test results. But, here are some things that LiteSpeed does offer over Apache (many useful to me personally):
LiteSpeed Apache Comparisons

In Topic: Discussion related to Boreas DDoS Attack

15 July 2009 - 01:05 PM

Now, THAT's what I like to hear! ;)

In Topic: Discussion related to Boreas DDoS Attack

15 July 2009 - 11:39 AM

Boy, nice timing. The day after I switch over! Haha.

I'm on Boreas and I've noticed no issue. In fact, it's still faster than the host I moved from, which is pretty sad.

The most amazing part is Mike still is addressing little issues of mine with lightning speed. I feel bad.


Ah, I have to totally second that. I switched over late last night. My DNS propagated about 3 this morning (Arizona time). And, my switchover was anything but easy for MDD. So far, I'm totally impressed. I had no slowup either. And, I came from a place that was down and up for days because of a DDOS attack. If this is what happens here at MDD, during an attack, I think I have found a home!!

Big Thank You to Mike and Christine for a relatively smooth changeover.

In Topic: Joomla 1.5 or what?

14 July 2009 - 06:43 PM

I have tried WebsiteBaker and loved it. Pretty simple to use and SEO friendly. The only difficulty I had was in updating pages/plugins and ownership permissions. If you load WB up as a package through the web interface, from that point on, all updates have to be done through the interface. And, let's face it, sometimes you want to add a 'quick' update or page and not go through admin crontrol panels.

I have also used Drupal and Wordpress, but they both require too many plugins to become a worthwhile, and easy to use, website CMS. The more plugins or mods you have, the more you have a chance of messing up the core software.

I have been trying to test the water with Joomla, but I think it is way too bloated and confusing for newcomers. WB was pretty easy to learn, but you better know some php.

As soon as my website gets moved over, stabilized, and updated, I am going back to CMS package selection. I want to find something that will allow my forum users to add their own pages, so I don't have to keep moving their stories from the forums into static website pages. I want them to also be able to update those pages as they travel through their journey. So, it has to be real user friendly and simple.

However, earlier today I discovered ocPortal which I probably dismissed originally because it wasn't free. Now that it is, I feel I should research it thoroughly first before making my transition.

Looks pretty darn nice. But, is it bloated with code and db space?

Yeow, this BB is different!

In Topic: text editor

14 July 2009 - 06:20 PM

Programmers Notepad 2

http://www.pnotepad.org/

Simple, but does the job.