Cosplay Island is now in the clouds

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Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Sunday 18th October 2009

We're very sorry for the downtime over the past few days, the popularity of the site finally outgrew the limits of our hosting provider. So to deal with this we've been hard at work over the weekend and have done two things:

  • Firstly I spent the weekend going through a lot of very old code on the site cleaning it up making it run more efficiently.
  • Secondly, Peter Chan (aka AyaCon Chairman) was roped in to help us migrate the site to an Amazon Cloud Server. (Very cool and powerful techy stuff)

That may all sound very boring, but what this means to you is hopefully the site should now run a bit faster and be more reliable. However running on the cloud could potentially be a lot more expensive for us so we're going to be trialing it over the month and see how costly it turns out to be. Regardless of the results of the trial there will be another few days of down time next month as we finalise which server we're going to run on.

If you find any new bugs I've managed to create in the process of cleaning things up, drop us a line in the feedback forum and I'll try and get them resolved asap.

For now though we're glad to be back online.

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Thank you

Thank you guys so much! I heard from others the work went into this - I didn't realise how much I use CI until it was gone! :) Thank you and good luck!

by miiol on Monday, 19 October, 2009 - 16:03
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Thanks!

Thanks for bringing the site back and updating stuff! Love this place. :)

Soldier Blue [Terra E] - London Expo Oct 09 (Saturday)
David Nassau (with Gae Bolg! >_>) [The Last Remnant] - London Expo Oct 09 (Sunday)
David Nassau (ballroom?!) [The Last Remnant] - Cosplay Ball 09
Faize Sheifa Beleth - Cardiff Video Games Live

by Pez on Monday, 19 October, 2009 - 08:54