Moved To Linux

Jun 19 2006, 03:10 PM

After about 2 weeks up and downtime, along with crazyness in the hosting, I finally have the server online and running on Linux. mariohappy.gif This means a lot for all people on this site:

Forum and main site users: Uploads should work now. The board should be a bit faster than before. In addition, try the wiki it's also faster. I'm still working on uploads, though. Basically though for you this site is improved in preformance and will be up more.

Hosting users: Your experience should be drastically improved. The speed for the free hosting is 100% faster, I tested it. Execution time for scripts is way down. Your FTP and everything else is the same, but simply the performance of these things is greater for you. No timeouts on large files. Not at all. It's at an extremely stable level.

Arcade service and shoutbox users: you shouldnt notice a difference really, except again speed, and no more timeouts.

No more lost posts, no more annoying "The connection has been reset." We're officially "done" with that garbage.

I apologize that I took so long get this done. I also thank everyone for their patience with me on this, forum people, banned people (<_<), services users, especially hosting, for sticking with jcinkhost the entire time.

I'm glad the move is basically finished, and that everything is working fine. Please report ANY bugs that you find and if you need help don't be afraid to post, email, or whatever. I'll be checking over the site a bit over the next couple days to make sure it's all working alright.

I also may need to quickly turn on windows again if I see I've forgotten something. Don't have anything I see missing yet, but I'm just letting everyone know. So if it goes down, or you see the server back to windows, that is why.

If you find any bugs at all, or something you think could be a bug, please post in this thread, email me at jcink2k@gmail.com or hop on IRC @ lostmoment.com #jcink.com and if I'm there, lemme know. I'd be glad to look into it and fix it up as soon as possible. It may need tweaks here and there that I am forgetting.

Thanks,
Jcink

Comments

  1. Sean Says:

    This is spam. Moved to spam.

  2. Jcink Says:

    <________________________________________<

  3. Sivart1 Says:

    *GNU/Linux

  4. deletemyaccountplease Says:

    QUOTEWarning: Unknown(�����������*U): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in Unknown on line 0Warning: (null)(): Failed opening '�����������*U' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/share/pear') in Unknown on line 0For some reason I have seen that error appear occasionally on my forums (IPB 2.0.0) but after a refresh it loads the page.

  5. Jcink Says:

    2 whole days? Strange. Are you sure you got the right url? because this is all case sensitive now sadly.http://f-jh.no-ip.org:81/s/host/skullmonkey/

  6. Skullmonkey Says:

    uhhh... GREAT JOB JCINK!!!!a bit of a problem though...i cant get onto my site... been down for 2 days not and you usually have them back up by now...

  7. Jcink Says:

    Approved all pending accounts.:D

  8. JonnyBocker Says:

    Wonder why <-<

  9. Pc gamer 2006 Says:

    LINUX LINUX LINUXITS THE BEST and im running it off a CD!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. JonnyBocker Says:

    QUOTEand then get a monster truck and run em over and make their own path to greatness, That through me a little off Mvp But I agree with MVP XD (Who doesnt anyway?)

  11. Dylan Says:

    Overall it seems you and sean have done alot of work on things..to the point and switching servers and running things nicely, it seems like things are greatly improveing all the time.. in the years or so i've been here, i've seen stuff happen, such as Jcink.com would run into roadblocks, and then get a monster truck and run em over and make their own path to greatness, Overall well done. (Just wanted to say that..cus you all deserve a pat on the back for all the hard work you do. ) Dylan

  12. Jcink Says:

    Yep i will i have some more work to do so i can add accepting of users into my Cpanel (recode some of my own admin area) and ill fix SFM too while im at it.

  13. Sean Says:

    but he still should enable chmodding on SFM. <_<

  14. sebthib55 Says:

    Sean, no worries. We got it working. We did it through chat.

  15. Dylan Says:

    Well done Jcink ^_^ Great work.

  16. Sean Says:

    You should switch chmodding on for SFM. X)

  17. Jcink Says:

    ok, Have you CHMOD 777'd the arcade and pics folder? I put up some guides on how to do that in the FTP section of the CPanel. Take a look if you have any trouble following them I'll have a look myself.

  18. sebthib55 Says:

    QUOTEForum and main site users: Uploads should work now. The board should be a bit faster than before. In addition, try the wiki it's also faster. I'm still working on uploads, though. Basically though for you this site is improved in preformance and will be up more.Cannot upload currently in my arcade...CODEThe SWF file failed to upload. Make sure the arcade folder exists and is CHMOD 777.CODEThe GIF file failed to upload. Make sure the pics folder exists and is CHMOD 777.CODEThe .swf file couldn't be found. You may have uploaded it successfully, but got the games idname wrong.

  19. sebthib55 Says:

    Congrats and thanks once again Jcink!

  20. JonnyBocker Says:

    First off, congrats Jcink after all the time and troubles you faced over installing linux, see anything is possible if you take your time. Now you learned from your mistake so thats an awsome increase other then the performance of the site and stuff, Just wanting to say everything is moving extremly fast (Damn Irc why wont you! >.<) But anyway, Congrats and Good luck with the 1% Left to go. So will we expect anything new to the hosting other then what you said above?

  21. Jcink Says:

    After about 2 weeks up and downtime, along with crazyness in the hosting, I finally have the server online and running on Linux. This means a lot for all people on this site:Forum and main site users: Uploads should work now. The board should be a bit faster than before. In addition, try the wiki it's also faster. I'm still working on uploads, though. Basically though for you this site is improved in preformance and will be up more.Hosting users: Your experience should be drastically improved. The speed for the free hosting is 100% faster, I tested it. Execution time for scripts is way down. Your FTP and everything else is the same, but simply the performance of these things is greater for you. No timeouts on large files. Not at all. It's at an extremely stable level.Arcade service and shoutbox users: you shouldnt notice a difference really, except again speed, and no more timeouts.No more lost posts, no more annoying "The connection has been reset." We're officially "done" with that garbage. I apologize that I took so long get this done. I also thank everyone for their patience with me on this, forum people, banned people (<_<), services users, especially hosting, for sticking with jcinkhost the entire time. I'm glad the move is basically finished, and that everything is working fine. Please report ANY bugs that you find and if you need help don't be afraid to post, email, or whatever. I'll be checking over the site a bit over the next couple days to make sure it's all working alright.I also may need to quickly turn on windows again if I see I've forgotten something. Don't have anything I see missing yet, but I'm just letting everyone know. So if it goes down, or you see the server back to windows, that is why.If you find any bugs at all, or something you think could be a bug, please post in this thread, email me at jcink2k@gmail.com or hop on IRC @ lostmoment.com #jcink.com and if I'm there, lemme know. I'd be glad to look into it and fix it up as soon as possible. It may need tweaks here and there that I am forgetting.Thanks,Jcink

  22. Cybermatt180 Says:

    two weeks lol reminds of my first linux server took me a month. Now i can do it in 4 hours flat. I don't know why i am posting in this therd im bored i guess

  23. Jcink Says:

    Same for me

    This was absolute HELL. I hope I never have to do it again.

  24. Cybermatt180 Says:

    That was because you use a red hat distro now Debain is much easier to install it is literaly

    CODE

    apt-get update

    apt-get upgrade

    apt-get install apache2 php5 mysql-server gnome build-essential pureftp

  25. Jcink Says:

    Bashing red hat again, eh?

    All that stuff came with it btw. apache2, php, all that. I didn't even have to install it. Red hat is as easy as debian... just like you showed. seriously. Red hat is to yum as Debian is to apt-get.

    Have you even tried a red hat system, im guessing no or else you wouldn't have posted that. If you like debian cuz of how easy apt get is, you'll like redhat too probably. I've tried both Debian and Red hat and I like em.

    In all honesty, these are pretty much the only commands I needed:

    CODE yum update

    yum install pure-ftpd

    And then gone into iptables and allowed port 81.

    Instead, I caused myself a lot of headache due to some really bad advice here and there and just my own inexperience. Hmmm. All the troubles....

    1. Installed pure-ftpd and tried to get the SQL one to work. Compiled it from source, tried for days to make the SQL database storage for users to work... finally just installed it from yum and learned how to work pure-db.

    2. I was told that upgrading PHP for security was a good idea by some n00b. Fiddled with upgrading to PHP 4.4.x for days, and I had lots of problems. The only reason I even updated was because I THOUGHT PHP was outdated and insecure. 4.3.9. That wound up breaking a lot of things and gave me high loads (probably now looking back I didn't compile with a memory limit... and the arcade was doing something odd). And oh yeah, I didn't know it was PHP at first. (Didn't know about top or anything) So I actually thought it was something else, like mysql or the desktop. So installed KDE instead of GNOME to try it out, didnt work so I took it off. Yes, that's how crazy it was and I did a lot of stupid things like that.

    So I wasted a lot of days recompiling and fixing that recompiled php (adding missing gd, xml crap, etc) for pretty much nothing.

    I also kept being told crazy crap like "The kernel in centos is no good recompile it or pay me to recompile it, I offer services, see sig." WTF? That kernel was fine I just kept getting sent deeper and deeper into the wrong direction.

    And yea, after talking to the centOS guys they got me back in track with that nasty issue. They explained that there was 0 need to do what I was doing and that redhat backports ALL sec fixes.. and they do, cuz I tested it much later.

    3. Learning where all the crap was. I didn't know where all the config files and whatnot were. Took me a bit.

    4. The damn port 80 problem I still had of me being capped. I could no longer run two apache servers at the same time to create a bouncer to 81 so I started asking around about how to route 80 to 81. All of the suggestions gave me IPTables things which NEVER worked. Then I finally got the mod_rewrite code up.

    5. The inability to practice on it for more than MAX 3 hours late at night (we're talking like, 12am to 3am, you can ask PC). I did not have a spare computer with which to do this, so I was out of luck.

    6. Moving the files from the hosting over and testing everything for security afterward. Omg that took forever and I had to do it twice because only AFTER I was moved did I notice my PHP problem. Note that I transferred them to my laptop via FTP, and then to the server. I SHOULD have just mounted the windows hard drive and moved it that way but I didn't know.

    Pretty much, try running into all of this for only 3 hours a night, every night for two weeks... and be a total newbie at Linux... that's why it took so long.

  26. Pc Gamer 2007 Says:

    hmm i renember those late night AKA used to be late nights i can easlie pull off 2am now i was half asleep when i was helping you all those weeks up all night almost lol now i can stay up real late! but it was alot of fun helping jcink install linux and he dident even give me credit in that post lol jp jp i dont need it

  27. Cybermatt180 Says:

    i've tried red hat fc4 mandrake 10.2 almost tried CentOS dude i've tried every distro in linuxland I've been everyehare man.. two main probs with rht

    1. yum not as robost as apt-get

    2. THEY BACKPORT which cuases newer scripts to break

    BTW

    in fact i just do all them apt stuff to turn desktop in to a sever

    3. not as customizable Debain/ubuntu is tthr distro of choice fo linux nerds which i happen to be

    4. too big Ubuntu/debain fits on one cd where as red hat is 3-12 cds

  28. Jcink Says:

    Official nerd fight

    Well hey, yum has always worked for me... its almost never down, and all of the updates have gone in smoothly... the backporting stuff. You are correct about it not being very customizable, they constantly want you to stick to their thing. But for a server system that doesnt matter to me, all I want is it to work and stay updated. Plus I'll have this thing for 7 years of updates no matter what which really gives me peace of mind <_<

    You are correct about the CDs. They put WAY too much crap on those CDs, it would be nice to have a quick install. 4 CDs is what I had to do for centos and it was annoying.

    I dunno, I'll stick with the red hat and you can stick with the swirly tummy