sg2013

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  1. sg2013 added a post in a topic: Fixing ads in browser   

    I'm trying to fix the position of adverts on my IPB. Rather than only have an ad at the top of the page, I'd like it to be fixed always at the bottom, so the ad is always seen.
     
    Same goes for the mobile version, the ad to be anchored at the bottom of the browser window, not inline on the forum.
     
    I'm sure it's possible, but has anyone done it, or is there code out there?
     
    Thanks.
     
     
  2. sg2013 added a post in a topic: Closing connections   

    It seems as though its being a bit more stable now, and the site is like lightening compared to before the repair, but my logs are full of max connection errors to the DB.
  3. sg2013 added a post in a topic: Closing connections   

    What would you recommend?

    The last host had 2gb and still crashed! We tried more and it still crashed then too

    Currently it's 150 users, but only 40 are logged in members.
  4. sg2013 added a post in a topic: Closing connections   

    No, that's what I've got total.
  5. sg2013 added a post in a topic: Closing connections   

     
    I had issues with the old host and the DB's been moved, so I'll start from now with the errors. I'm using a VPS with my own mySQL. site is 750mb ram and I've got ~200 members online average.
     
    ETA: No errors for 40 minutes now, previously it was more frequent.
     
     
    I'll see how it goes for a few days, but that'll be my next move.
  6. sg2013 added a post in a topic: Closing connections   

    Fair enough.
     
    I've just moved to this host from an other who said similar. If it's not the host, I'm not moving again!
     
    The logs show lots of issues and requests to repair tables, which I'm doing now. I'll see the errors after the repair.
  7. sg2013 added a post in a topic: Closing connections   

    Lets say it is IPB for a second, is there a way to get it to close any unactive connections?
  8. sg2013 added a post in a topic: Closing connections   

    My site keeps crashing, and my host has said that IPB is leaving connections open, which makes SQL fall over.
     
    They've presented me with this:
    INSERT INTO ibf_core_item_markers (`item_key`,`item_member_id`,`item_app`,`item_last_update`,`item_last_saved`,`item_read_array`,`item_global_reset`,`item_unread_count`,`item_app_key_1`,`item_app_key_2`,`item_app_key_3`,`item_is_deleted`) VALUES( As an example. Not sure what they're getting at, but was hoping someone could help.
  9. sg2013 added a post in a topic: Help me spec a server   

     
    I was on a VPS before, but as the site grew, it just kept crashing.
     
     free -m
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:          2026       1545        480          0         50       1068
    -/+ buffers/cache:        427       1598
    Swap:            0          0          0
     
     
     
     
    Thanks, but after a UK host.
     
     
     
    One of the reasons to move is that SQL keeps crashing the site, eats all the memory and it just falls over. I have to restart it.
     
    I should have said, that does include daily backups as well.
     
    The site was happy on a VPS, until this SQL issue started, and I'm not technical enough to get to the bottom of why it happens. Their support then want silly money with no potential outcome.
  10. sg2013 added a post in a topic: Changing subscription price - keeping renewals?   

    I currently have a few members on a recurring payment basis, which is setup via paypal at a fixed price.
     
    The subscription is £10 a year, but I'd like to introduce a 2 tier system, keep the £10 one and add a £15 one (this replaces the old £10 one).
     
    I understand I can just add the new one, but I'd like to get all my existing members onto the £15 one, as this has the same benefits as the old £10 subscription. I'd then like them to drop back to the £10 one, so they don't feel I'm forcing them to go to £15 a year, but can upgrade if they wish.
     
    possible?
     
     
  11. sg2013 added a post in a topic: Help me spec a server   

    I'm currently paying a fair amount to host my forum, but I'm sure I'm over paying and don't need the amount I'm paying for.
     
    Forum stats:
     
    750k posts
    15k topics
    150-200 average online
     
    I'm on a cloud server with 2GB ram with a daily backup, and its costing me over £100 a month.
     
    What do others use to host forums, what should I really need?
  12. sg2013 added a post in a topic: Multiple domains with 1 forum DB (and different sections!)   

    Thanks for the reply.
     
    I thought of that, but only the username, password and email address is used via IPS.
  13. sg2013 added a post in a topic: Multiple domains with 1 forum DB (and different sections!)   

    I run several forums (all IP.B) and I'd like to combine them to have a wider user base. Forum1 is my main forum with 15k users on, Forum2 only have a handfull and Forum3 is yet to be built. What I'm after achieving is having Forum1 become the 'host' and then migrating topics and users from Forum2 into it. I'd then have separate forums inside the site for each or the original 3 forums. They would then share common areas (like 'jokes') but each have their own technical forum that would only display if you hit the correct domain. I'd then have a additional domain that would be generic and would load all forums.
     
    Currently its like this:
     
    Forum1
    -Jokes
    -Forum1 specific1
    -Forum1 specific2
    -Forum1 specific3
    -help
     
    Forum2
    -Jokes
    -Forum2 specific1
    -Forum2 specific2
    -Forum2 specific3
    -help
     
    What I'm looking at doing is:
     
    Forum
    -Jokes
    -Forum1 specific1
    -Forum1 specific2
    -Forum1 specific3
    -Forum2 specific1
    -Forum2 specific2
    -Forum2 specific3
    -help
     
    If you go to forum1.com, it'd only show the forum1 elements (and common elements), if you went to forum2.com it'd only show forum2 elements (and common elements). If you went to the extra domain, forum123.com it'd show you all of them. It'd also have to only search on the forum you hit, etc.
     
    The idea being users can move between them and keep their post count etc.
     
    I briefly looked at this before, and you can use a URL to collapse a forum, so each domain would forward to a list with some minimized, but I'd rather it didn't show them at all.
     
    Now, how do I set that up!?