Did you spot the deliberate mistake?

So yesterday, just after posting Why do I publish on the web?, I decided to change the way my website was hosted. As a result, the site was unavailable for somewhere between 1 and 24 hours, depending on DNS propagation. So I guess the post should have been called, “Why I don’t publish on the web!”

Historically the site was written in ASP and MS Access. Quite some time ago I rewrote it in PHP and mySQL, but I never moved it off the existing server, so all of that was running on Windows 2000, and later Windows 2003. Recently, a collegue started a site with the same hosting company and I noticed his was much more responsive. Turns out he was using a Linux host, rather than a Windows one. Yesterday I switched to Linux and guess what? Everything is much quicker. All the dynamic content, like the forum and the ratings system, is miles faster.

Yet another success story for Linux 🙂

Cheers

Tim…

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DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

4 thoughts on “Did you spot the deliberate mistake?”

  1. Hi.

    I doubt that will happen any time soon. I’m not willing to pay for a dedicated server at a hosting company, which I woul dneed if I wanted to install it. It’s cheaper to stick with mySQL for a little site like mine.

    Cheers

    Tim…

  2. Just to put Jeff’s comment into context, I’ve just deleted a couple of anonymous posts.

    If anyone has a problem with any of the readers of this blog, I suggest you contact them directly, rather than using my site as a medium for your issues.

    Cheers

    Tim…

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