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by cleverwise
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Question about backup
Replies: 18
Views: 601

Re: Question about backup

The database size difference is probably normal. MySQL should be configured to use InnoDB as the storage engine. InnoDB has many reasons for the larger size than when your data is dumped. For starters as data grows InnoDB will grow the space required which makes sense. However if some of that data i...
by cleverwise
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Email error » EMAIL/SMTP (want to use Email delivery service)
Replies: 21
Views: 1474

Re: Email error » EMAIL/SMTP (want to use Email delivery service)

I fixed a Sparkpost issue on two phpBB forums that were working but stopped after TLSv1 was dropped. You need to modify the code slightly: 1) Open /includes/functions_messenger.php in your phpBB board 2) Change the following code: protected $socket_tls = false; to protected $socket_tls = true; 3) Sa...
by cleverwise
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you run a server(s) on your LAN?
Replies: 13
Views: 17907

Re: Do you run a server(s) on your LAN?

@cleverwise Hey! Yeah, you are right, Linux sounds great for a all the tasks it's running, I've always felt tempted to do it, though I need to study all the possibilties since the machine also acts like the printer server xD (I forgot to tell). Some other features I'm missing are, i.e.some media co...
by cleverwise
Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is .htaccess necessary on a website?
Replies: 4
Views: 10824

Re: is .htaccess necessary on a website?

The .htaccess is not required for having a general website. That file simply allows you to make changes in the way your website behaves for example banning people from accessing your site or redirecting an old dead link to a new page. Some software like Wordpress requires settings in the .htaccess f...
by cleverwise
Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you run a server(s) on your LAN?
Replies: 13
Views: 17907

Re: Do you run a server(s) on your LAN?

@Rick Strife: I still have some Windows XP rigs mixed with Windows 7 rigs. That box would make a good Linux machine, learning/testing rig, if you ever decide to re-provision it. I hear you on testing software which is fun, educational, and entertaining. I agree with you that it is interesting to see...
by cleverwise
Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speedtest
Replies: 56
Views: 62963

Re: Speedtest

I agree that running fiber is easier in major areas. Datacenters get huge pipes because they are usually in areas where lots of teleco fiber already exists or can afford to run huge pipes like Amazon and Facebook do. So your hosting provider as little to no issue getting 1 Gbps+ Internet connections...
by cleverwise
Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] MOD Requests
Topic: Blog support?
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: Blog support?

I am not sure if you want blogs for yourself or users. There is a blog mod though at:

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/user_blog_mod
by cleverwise
Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: IP banning - only a specific IP
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Re: IP banning - only a specific IP

That should work. If you want to test add your IP to the list and see if you are blocked. Then remove your IP. :)
by cleverwise
Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: General Error SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]
Replies: 14
Views: 1845

Re: General Error SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]

I guess my point was that it really doesn't matter to most users because you can't simply call up your hosting company and request this type of thing. IF they know what you are talking about, it is very unlikely that they are going to change their server software so you can have whatever the latest...
by cleverwise
Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speedtest
Replies: 56
Views: 62963

Re: Speedtest

What I don't understand is, back in 2000 I was doing some work for a famous chip manufacturer in Essex England who were destruction testing electronics designated for the internet. They had systems running faultlessly (apart from the AC bill to keep it all cool) well in excess of 100MBs in 2000 so ...
by cleverwise
Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: General Error SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]
Replies: 14
Views: 1845

Re: General Error SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]

keep in mind that the majority of users have a standard shared hosting account with a hosting company. they do not know or care what database systems are in place for their accounts. and don't have any choices in what systems to use anyway. and, most hosting companies are only going to use whatever...
by cleverwise
Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: General Error SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]
Replies: 14
Views: 1845

Re: General Error SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]

cleverwise wrote: Well TokuDB is a drop in replacement for InnoDB. Ideally, yes, in reality, no. I agree and understand TokuDB isn't as widely available or supported yet. Still it is growing in acceptance and adoption due to many factors. For those interested, probably few on here, Percona is a gre...
by cleverwise
Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Excessive mysql usage with no users, due to spambots?
Replies: 12
Views: 2931

Re: Excessive mysql usage with no users, due to spambots?

Other than the phpBB cache I',m not aware that server side caching has not shown any benefit for small boards (<75k posts) and the benefit or otherwise of bytecode caching seems totally unrelated to OP's issue. Well caching can assist even with smaller boards. For starters it reduces I/O load. You ...
by cleverwise
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: General Error SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]
Replies: 14
Views: 1845

Re: General Error SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]

However TokuDB has many advantages over InnoDB in that it offers far better compression (5x or more), 20x the performance, and requires little tweaking. But, isn't widely available and isn't supported by phpBB. Well TokuDB is a drop in replacement for InnoDB. The bigger issue is phpBB doesn't suppo...
by cleverwise
Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Moving from PHP 5.2 to PHP 5.5 Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1835

Re: Moving from PHP 5.2 to PHP 5.5 Problem

Yeah a system like CloudLinux does allow easy changing of PHP from account to account or even domain to domain. This even allows for php.ini changes which is very cool as it is much like have a VPS, cloud, or dedicated server. Your settings should hold until you either modify them or your host force...

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