Database cull to remove over a million rows of sludge

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I have spent the past two days firefighting on the server… here’s what I got up to here’s the sql notes I made to remove the comments and associated comment meta and then remove all users except administrators and contributors * find all non contributors and admins SELECT distinct user_id FROM `wp_usermeta` WHERE meta_key = […]

Comluv is now on a new server

server-mover

I’ve been a bit quiet the past couple of weeks because I’m in the process of moving from a level 9 Hostgator VPS to a sexy little cloud hosting package run by a friend of mine on Rackspace cloud hosting. Out with the old… I have also removed w3 total cache and replaced it with […]

What is CDN and 5 Reasons Why You Need it

Content Delivery Network-CDN

What is CDN? A lot of talks are there around the internet about this CDN thing. I will give you some insights into what this CDN is and why do you need it for better performance of your blog. CDN stands for Content Delivery Network or Content Distribution Network. As the name suggests, CDN is […]

New site, theme and server is here!

magazine-theme-studiopress

[easyazon-image-link asin=”B0040NPGP2″ alt=”ZyXEL NSA221 2-bay Network Attached Storage and Media Server” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41lJT2sbCAL._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”160″ height=”160″] The move is over! After a few 15 hour days at the keyboard, the new site is here! all housed on a new server and rocking a new theme from Studiopress. It’s got bells, whistles and even a few custom […]

The end of the world is nigh (well, the end of this server anyway)

premium magazine theme

[easyazon-image-link asin=”B004LGA5R2″ alt=”Baker Nuclear Explosion – 24″x36″ Poster” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BaQYmGsyL.jpg” align=”center” width=”500″ height=”333″] I am about to start the move from my dedicated server to a new hostgator VPS and convert this behemoth multi site install to a standalone WordPress blog. It’s not quite the end of the world but bloomin’ ‘ell it feels like it! […]

Feeding time at the spammer zoo

She cannae take any more captain!

Every time a comment is made on any CommentLuv enabled site (over 100,000 at last count) means the ComLuv server has to do the checking, searching, fetching and sending back of a feed for every request. With normal comments from normal people, it handles everything just fine and processes over a million comments a month, […]

UKFast Interview with me about The ComLuv Network and CommentLuv plugin

The view was pretty good from their office tower too.

Here’s a video UKFast made when they invited me down to their Manchester offices for a chat about CommentLuv and how it’s taking advantage of the blistering speeds and awesome tech support on their managed dedicated server package. I used to work in Manchester so I had a trip down memory lane when I went […]

Gremlins!!

There were a few Gremlins that got fed after midnight in the server today. Things went a bit off for an hour or so but luckily my hosting provider (UKFast.co.uk) put two of their senior Linux gurus on the case (after hours) and had it back up in a jiffy and went to the trouble […]