I've had a lot of people say to me (during the problems last couple days)... "Just put the old server back, it was working so much better".
There is a reason why RoB has to run 3 apache servers now... before the apache server (even though it seemed fine) was running with 90% RAM and 95% CPU being used. A 5% increase of more players on at the same time would make the server lock up and laaaaaaaaaaaag. This is why we needed new servers.
ReignOfBlood is now powered by this big ass SQL server, and 3 apache servers (one acting as a load balancer). It needed a lot of configuration blah blah to get working correctly. And now I think it's pretty much stable and there shouldnt be any more problems now *touches wood*.
I would like to take the opportunity to apologise for the ups and downs, but these things happen. It frustrates me more than anyone when things are not stable, and I'm happy that they are now.
Lets hope it continues and we can alll enjoy see the site grow.
It's coming to the end of the financial year and i've got a lovely pile of paper work to sort through. Anyone fancy being my secretary?
Some updates to come this week... stay tuned.