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Updated & Relocated

Discussion in 'Community News' started by nicatronTg, May 8, 2016.

  1. nicatronTg

    nicatronTg Shank / hakusaro
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    Just wanted to give everyone a heads up on some recent changes we've made to the forums.

    We've updated XenForo to the latest available version, along with Resource Manager and UI.X/AntiQuark. These changes should fix problems with Resource Manager not updating files, detected by @Professor X and @GrandPa-G. In addition, our backend infrastructure is now on CentOS 7, with PHP 7 & MariaDB. With any luck, these changes will indicate faster page load & response times across the board. We've gone the extra mile and secured additional TLS certificates for the backend web server, so all connections are now encrypted end to end from CloudFlare to us.

    We're also proudly hosted out of a much more reliable data center, run by Limestone Networks. This move was catalyzed by recent performance & reliability degradation at our former host, OVH Canada. While the server costs will increase, our reliability and performance will too. We're going to be working hard to move Bamboo and the rest of the core TShock infrastructure (aside from the statistic tracking engine) to our new provider at Limestone over the coming days.

    Update: Bamboo has moved. You can find it at https://bamboo.tshock.co/.

    Cheers!
     
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  2. bippity

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    TIL that TShock was hosted by Canada and now it's being hosted where I live...*Runs around the city looking for the server and attempting to touch it*
     
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  3. shaitan1977

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    Oh you went with Limestone, I am sorry to hear that. You may want to rethink it when you get Ddos'd. Price wise after their bananaups, you will get discounts(if you push hard enough). That's the only reason I've stayed with them over the years. The hardware is good, and after pricing other places, it's just plain better.
    The anti-ddos is a joke, it only stops 20gb/s($50/month) and if you're running any dedicated servers your players will notice it..not to mention the end result is after a few ddos in a row, you just get black-holed.
     
  4. nicatronTg

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    We have other countermeasures that should be good against this sort of thing. Understand that we're moving from essentially a provider who had no knowledge that they had edge routers failing to Limestone.
     
  5. nicatronTg

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    Just wanted to give a heads up that Bamboo is now at https://bamboo.tshock.co/. It will not be coming back online at the old url (direct.tshock.co:8085).
     
  6. shaitan1977

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    Ovh, we rent from them and run Minecraft servers....during the last ddos last month(all month long :( ) I rented another ovh server in the hopes of the supposed anti-ddos(for the stuff we run on limestone's). That was a ripoff and they never would refund me(if I'd of used my bank instead of the paypal, I'd of ripped the money back out lol).
     
  7. nicatronTg

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    OVH is good hardware for the price, but you get absolutely nothing as far as support in return. I used to be really happy with them, but it's just gotten worse and worse over time. It's a shame, too.
     
  8. Strinkor

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    Page loading become much faster than a week ago, good work!
     
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  9. nicatronTg

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    Glad to hear it's working better for you!
     
  10. nicatronTg

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    All TShock services, including the updater, have now moved away from our old provider. If you notice your server having issues reaching the stat tracker or reaching the update server, flush your DNS cache or update TShock (if you're really out of date).
     
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