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[–] Zebezian 0 points 44 points (+44|-0) ago 

All aboard the Voat hype train! Choo choo!

[–] [deleted] 2 points 21 points (+23|-2) ago 

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[–] astarkey12 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

So we can blame you for all the server issues going on today?

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[–] Zebezian 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Welcome! Glad to have you here. Shoot me a PM if you ever want someone to chat with!

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[–] jerry 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

It's like reddit but not bad

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[–] rosary505 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

I prefer, "voat boat"

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[–] LizardBreathe 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Yup, sailing along the free speech cruise line. /u/Atko will be our captain for this voyage. /u/BBQue will be head chef, /u/moe will be your program director, with /u/lwnmowerman will be the grumpy old coot yelling at you to not run by the pool.

Safe demo will be held at 6, please attend or you will be tossed back into Reddit.

all complaints can be addressed to "go fuck yourself". I hope you enjoy your time with us.

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[–] Azrael 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Former lurker here, decided I didn't need to lurk at all and am finally contributing.

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[–] Atko [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Good choice. Welcome to the club.

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[–] TKCHBL 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

What was wrong with the old one?

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[–] Atko [S] 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

The old one had very limited processing power, memory and disk space. It also had an older operating system, older database server and older webserver.

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[–] Phyltre 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

You're...not going to kill it, are you?

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[–] rougement 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

So, not as good?

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[–] Firetail 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Performance in the last day or so has been noticeably average and that's just from my users perspective.

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[–] Augment 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

That new server smell.

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[–] fasthansolo 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Good news. Any way to donate via bitcoin or dogecoin for those expenses?

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[–] mister_anonymity 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I need to get into Bitcoin for stuff like this. To /v/Bitcoin!

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[–] proverse 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Good news, but more costs surely? Bring back the donate button!

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[–] Superking 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Annnnnd.... that would explain why I couldn't log on when I woke up. I figured it was because everyone took a vote and decided to kick me out of the club.

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[–] LizardBreathe 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

We voat on that next week.

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[–] indelible-sarcasm 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Am curious, what is the definition of "server" here? A physical or virtual?

Any system spec info that you're willing to share (no issue if you can't/don't-want-to, it's your business).

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[–] Atko [S] 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

The new server is a virtual windows machine running Windows Server 2012 with 18 GB of dedicated RAM. The old one had only 4 GB RAM and rather limited processing power and it used to run Windows Server 2008 and an older IIS version which lacked some nifty features like custom offline message while executing a new deployment. All in all, the site should feel much more responsive now, even though this new server is still not what I would like to have. Long term plan would be to move to something more dynamic (Azure?), but I think this upgrade should give us a smooth ride during 2015. We'll see :)

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[–] shirtlords 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Out of the three major cloud offerings, google cloud has been my favorite so far. YMMV.

And holy shit, you were running this whole site on a 4GB virtual server?

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[–] wulf-focker 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

How much does voat cost to run anyway?

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[–] Designer 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Just out of curiosity, why not Linux based server?

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[–] maelfyn 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I recently went through a similar upgrade to VPS at nevergrind.com as well. Good luck with the transition!

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[–] absurdlyobfuscated 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Well that explains the errors I got earlier. Glad everything is ok. :)

Seems a bit faster, nice work!

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