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  1. All EverQuest Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 6:30 AM PT (14:30 UTC) for an update as we work to bring Ring of Scale to Norrath. Downtime is expected to last approximately 5.5 hours, with servers unlocking around noon. Please be aware that this downtime may be extended in the event of delays. Update notes can be found in the Game Update Notes forum once they become available. View the full article
  2. Updated kill board link

    Thanks. Removed a couple dead links and changed the links to where they'll open new windows when you click them.
  3. The downtime for today's Test patch has been extended. We have no ETA at this time. View the full article
  4. When the Ring of Scale expansion launches, we'll be clearing out corpse experience on Live servers! If you have a corpse that you want to resurrect on a Live server, please make sure to do so before December 12, 2017. Once EverQuest servers go offline for patching on the 12th, you will no longer be able to collect XP from corpses left behind prior to the downtime. View the full article
  5. Ptah - DKP site and main site load times

    I SSH'd into the account just now just to get a updated picture of how much we were using after cleaning up a bunch of stuff. We're running as lean as we can get and this is what we're at. Mem: 32805188k total, 30677396k used, 2127792k free All that in megabytes Mem: 32805.188mb total, 30677.396mb used, 2127.792mb free All that in gigabytes Mem: 32.805188gb total, 30.677396gb used, 2.127792 free Now this is during non peak hours and we barely have any free memory left. I bet we're running out of memory towards peak and we're swapping the entire time just to get by which makes performance really crappy when we start swapping. I'm curious but I'll keep an eye on it tonight to see what it looks like during peak traffic.
  6. The Vox server will be taken offline today at 3:30 AM PT for a quick bounce. This downtime should last no more than 30 minutes. View the full article
  7. Ptah - DKP site and main site load times

    DKP site back open for business. It might need some more work. I'll keep an eye on it.
  8. The EverQuest Test Server will be brought down on today, November 30, 2017 at 11:45 AM PT* for emergency network maintenance. Estimated downtime is one hour. View the full article
  9. Ptah - DKP site and main site load times

    I think I found a new provider. I'm doing some research on them now to make sure I have all the info I need to buy an account there. I have to sign up for a full year though and for that it's going to cost me a little over $100 so I need to wait until I get paid and then I can get it. I'll put a donation link later so folks can donate to cover the cost. If and when I do get an account and get everything set up, DNS will take probably anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to propagate to DNS servers for everyone's ISP's to make the change.
  10. Ptah - DKP site and main site load times

    Hostgator at some point this year set a hard cap limit on the shared server accounts to where we can only use a certain amount of memory, which was below the amount we could use before. I'm trying to lower the amount of memory the dkp site uses right now. If that doesn't work, we'll have to get an account somewhere else that won't limit the account. Edit: I got the DKP site back up and running for now but I'm still shopping around for another host.
  11. Ptah - DKP site and main site load times

    I upped the amount of memory the DKP site can use since I'm seeing more out of memory errors which it was failing at around 300mb of memory, however it was set to use up to 350mb before in the php.ini. This leads me to believe the server is running out of memory at these points. Like for example, Message: Out of memory (allocated 314048512) (tried to allocate 786432 bytes) 314048512 bytes is 314048.512 kilobytes which is 314.048512 megabytes. It tried to allocate an additional almost 1 megabyte of data and failed. Not even reaching the limit of 350mb before hand. So that's not a configuration problem, that's the server running out of memory. I'll keep an eye on this and if that's the case, I'll contact Hostgator and see if they can move me to another server. If they won't do that, I'll shop around for another host.
  12. All EverQuest Live Servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 11 AM PT* for an update. Estimated downtime is up to two hours. *Convert to your local time View the full article
  13. Ptah - DKP site and main site load times

    This is the problem with being on a shared host. The problem this morning was the server ran out of memory. 11.20.17 9:24 AM >>>> 689a2893271a1b7b2858098c7b3ce2e6 <<<< Type: ERROR Message: Out of memory (allocated 310640640) (tried to allocate 1835054 bytes) Code: File: /home2/gidono/public_html/cultofchaos.com/dkp2/core/cache/cache_file.class.php, Line: 43 Trace: File: , Line: , Function: catch_fatals, Object: plus_debug_logger <<<< 11.20.17 10:00 AM >>>> 5d8063f7047ff99d55e3ef429981dd1e <<<< Type: ERROR Message: Out of memory (allocated 311427072) (tried to allocate 1572944 bytes) Code: File: /home2/gidono/public_html/cultofchaos.com/dkp2/core/cache/cache_file.class.php, Line: 43 Trace: File: , Line: , Function: catch_fatals, Object: plus_debug_logger <<<< This can be caused by run away apps using up memory by other users. They won't let me partition the large mysql tables which would help performance either which will solve the timeout issues. They want me to upgrade to a ridiculously expense package. If I could find a small shared host that doesn't strangle all the resources out of my account I'd love to move the site over to it. Of course I can run my own server no problem, I know how to set it up but it's pretty expense to get setup and the monthly cost is out of my budget.
  14. It's time for another round of Fall Fun bonuses! From Wednesday, November 15, 2017, until Tuesday, November 28, 2017, ALL players will experience 50% shorter instance lockout timers while adventuring! You'll want to gear up and get out there - half the lockout time means that you can have twice the adventures!
  15. The Erollisi Marr server will be coming down at 3:30 AM PT on Wednesday, November 15 for a quick bounce. Downtime is expected to last approximately 30 minutes. View the full article
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