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.
mproteau (Paper Realms): rag - the best thing to do is to pull the art out of the PDF and print straight from Silhouette Studio. That way you can ensure you have the registration marks you want, and the cutlines all line up. I have a video showing how to do this easily if needed.
Apr 30, 2021 5:14:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I thought they got rid of all their free accounts, but it looks like they re-thought that policy.
Apr 30, 2021 5:06:00 GMT -9
rag: mproteau - The plan is Worldworks' Titan Control. They have the cutfiles but the marks are in the old format - we'll see how it goes.
Apr 30, 2021 3:57:16 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): Oooh... I'm at 256 out of 1000 photos... so, I suppose at some point I'll fall over and look elsewhere... and have to fix up all my product listings! I'll use my space frugally.
Apr 30, 2021 3:46:35 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): I have all my photos on flickr, and have never paid anything...
Apr 30, 2021 3:45:37 GMT -9
Vermin King: I didn't realize Flickr accounts cost that much. Maybe I need to raid the Agence Eureka site and Esben Rasmussen photostream, too
Apr 29, 2021 12:52:47 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I think all the paper model stuff there can be found on this board anyway.
Apr 29, 2021 8:03:50 GMT -9
cowboyleland: In the old days the way to post pics here was through a service like Flickr. These days I have better uses for $8.99 and I am going to close my account www.flickr.com/photos/cowboyleland/ if you want to have a look B4 it is gone.
Apr 29, 2021 7:56:00 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): Also, a fine time to plug my Patreon :-P patreon.com/paperrealms ; I have a LOOOOT of cutfiles available for paper minis. It's all Silhouette compatible, and everything I make has a readme to cover any special considerations.
Apr 28, 2021 9:06:39 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): I currently use a v1 Cameo machine (they're on v4 now) and love it.
Apr 28, 2021 9:05:41 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): The Curio is interesting - it has a different carrier mechanism that enables embossing. Some folks like how it handles scoring more than the other machines (that perforate to make a 'score' line). I recommend the Portrait.
Apr 28, 2021 9:05:27 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): The CAMEO models are a bit pricier, and get you a wider feed, and multiple tool holders. Not essential features, but could be great depending on what else you want to do with your machine.
Apr 28, 2021 9:04:28 GMT -9
mproteau (Paper Realms): rag - I actually still have my Silhouette SD and it's still working great. The Silhouette Portrait is very much like the old SD machine. A workhorse without a ton of extras, it can handle Letter/A4 papercrafting just fine.
Apr 28, 2021 9:03:59 GMT -9