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JimMaloney
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Hi,
Very often I find that the Magic Café takes an extremely long time to load/connect. It's on the order of several minutes. And once I do load up the main page, it'll be another several minutes to load up a link that I click on. This is entirely unacceptable. It doesn't happen all the time, but it is often enough (at least once or twice a day) to be a major annoyance.

Also as common is getting a "Server Not Found" error. This could be related to the above, since it generally takes several minutes of attempting to connect before I get that message. It could be that the connection times out. I don't know. Again, this happens frequently (several times per week).

I'm not sure where the source of the problem is, but I'd look into getting a more reliable server/webhost/whatever if I were you.

-Jim
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Gene
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Yes, we're aware of the problem, of course. We'd love nothing more than to put the Café on a fully dedicated Dell dual-xeon server, but that's not financially possible at this time. Even on a shared hosting account on such a server the Café would eventually get booted by the host anyway - it's simply too continually busy for a shared hosting plan (which is what it uses). All we can do for now is try to get it as trimmed as possible load-wise, which we're working to do as we have time to do it. I'm sorry you're annoyed, but we just don't have the resources we'd like to have, you know?
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Sean Wisdom
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Gene, there is a dedicated server available with these specs:

500GB Data Transfer
100 Mb/s Port Speed
3.06 GHz Intel HT processor
80 GB 7200rpm hard disk

This is for $185 a month. I really don't know how much the shared hosting package costs and how much bandwith the Café actually uses, but I suspect the monthly bill is quite high
Sean Wisdom
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Gene
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We've looked into those things, but even the cheapest of servers is beyong our capabilities right now. That's the guts of it.
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