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A week ago I wrote a glowing report of the technology behind the Mosso Hosting Cloud and how it was high capacity and fault tolerant. Well, I had a MySQL database outage today causing The Hot Aisle to go off the air for a few minutes.

Very poor show, lets see what Mosso and Rackspace have got to say for themselves?

 

  • http://blog.gogrid.com Michael Sheehan

    Sorry to hear about your experience. I work for GoGrid as the Technology Evangelist and I would suggest giving GoGrid a test. If you click through this link you can get $99 off a trial GoGrid account. (Hopefully I can link in comments.)

    What is nice about GoGrid is that we offer both Windows and Linux server images, free F5 load-balancing, free static IPs and a variety of OS templates (with LAMP stacks, MySQL, etc.).

    Contact me directly or via the GoGrid blog if you have questions.

    Thanks,
    Michael

  • http://www.combatconsulting.com Jonathan

    Hi Steve,

    This is very cutting edge stuff and occasionally it goes wrong.

    As you know I moved over to Mosso a while ago and I have generally found their support to be superb and the product to be getting better and more stable.

    MySQL tends to suffer a bit on all grids and clusters due to latency issues.

    As a Mosso customer you must use wp-supercache to avoid as many PHP and MySQL calls as possible. It will reduce your hit count/general CPU usage too.

    On a slightly different note, since you have adsense quite aggressively positioned in the individual posts template, you might want to consider installing the “No Adverts for Friends” plugin ( http://ocaoimh.ie/no-adverts-for-friends/ ). It allows you to serve ads to random visitors, but regular readers will not be served ads that the have seen dozens of times but never clicked.

    Kind regards,

    JD

  • http://www.thehotaisle.com thehotaisle

    After 4 months of continuous use and huge growth in subscribers, I can report that The Hot Aisle has experienced 100% uptime since our hiccough in June.

    Well done Mosso.

    Steve

  • http://www.thehotaisle.com thehotaisle

    After 4 months of continuous use and huge growth in subscribers, I can report that The Hot Aisle has experienced 100% uptime since our hiccough in June.

    Well done Mosso.

    Steve