Post by Christopher Roe on Jul 30, 2016 11:06:49 GMT -9
Just a heads-up to anyone interested--the Genet Models website will be migrated to its own server at some point over the next few days. Between my personal blog and the downloads on Genet Models using up 50 gigs of bandwidth a month, things were getting a bit much for a shared hosting plan to handle. I was getting resource usage alerts every few days, and the final straw was when I accidentally locked myself out of my own websites while testing a chat plugin for the workbench stream page (because it was hitting the server too many times within too short a timeframe).
So, I sprung for one of the VPS plans that puts my sites on their own server. I'll need to do some housecleaning to get rid of unnecessary redundant files and so forth, but once that's done, it'll be smooth sailing again.
Last Edit: Jul 30, 2016 11:08:06 GMT -9 by Christopher Roe: commas, use them
Post by Christopher Roe on Jul 30, 2016 12:50:36 GMT -9
Virtual Private Server.
On a shared hosting plan, a bunch of websites live on the same server and share the same hardware, so they're all competing for a slice of the total hardware performance of the server they reside on, and the shared resource limits are meant to ensure that one site doesn't cause problems for all of the other sites on the same server by hogging the hardware. Those resource limits are intentionally set low to ensure a margin of safety.
A dedicated server means the whole hardware stack is dedicated to your website, so your website gets the full amount of hardware resources. Those cost an arm and a leg plus change, since it's a physical device taking up floor or rack space in somebody's data center, plus you'd probably want a dedicated IT guy or an IT service agreement with the data center's owner, and that adds up pretty fast.
A VPS is somewhere in between--it's kind of like a Parallels virtual machine running on a hardware stack shared by other virtual machines, each instance is allocated a fixed slice of the hardware resources, and the price scales with the amount of allocated resources. My current VPS plan allocates 2 CPU cores at 2.36Ghz each, 2GB of RAM, 30GB of storage, and 5TB/month of bandwidth to my websites alone. It's more expensive than shared hosting (about $70 per month versus $10 per month on my previous shared hosting plan), but it's also significantly cheaper than a dedicated server.
woosh: also, where can i find cool ships and mechs? im looking particularly for any spider tanks or spider mechs. ive seen the site with all the mechwarrior papercrafts and ive made a couple of those but none of them are especially spider-like
Apr 7, 2019 12:38:49 GMT -9
woosh: ebbles sent me here when i asked about his ud41 utility dropship, and that hed seen a mod that had 4 engines, which id like to try
Apr 7, 2019 12:37:22 GMT -9
woosh: i was typing up a thread and it said it was too big. soooo whatever
Apr 7, 2019 12:36:03 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sorry, long day yesterday ...
Apr 7, 2019 4:37:09 GMT -9
woosh: is anyone currently online?
Apr 6, 2019 19:10:30 GMT -9
woosh: hello! i am new. im currently typing up a thread in the 'say hi' forum
Apr 6, 2019 19:09:52 GMT -9
okumarts: ANYONE can do it!
Apr 2, 2019 9:46:48 GMT -9
chiefasaur: Sweet tutorial! Now I know how to make paper minis ;P
Apr 1, 2019 19:15:04 GMT -9
oldschooldm: Yup. More power to anyone who tries it. It will only whet the appetite for people who want paper minis that were designed to be paper minis. :-) Fronts and Backs FOREVER! :-) [... it's bait, don't bite it! ... ]
Mar 25, 2019 8:13:22 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9