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Major work ahead for The CommentLuv Empire

June
15

[easyazon-image-link asin="B004IEAO4G" alt="Brady 113298 B-959 30" x 30" Road Work Ahead Sign" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517EstzuuRL.jpg" align="left" width="250" height="250"]It’s about bloody time! The new CommentLuv plugin is out there and getting lots and lots of downloads. Over 5000 in the first week actually which is a pretty big number!

The plugin is now standalone which means it will no longer require my expensive dedicated server to work which also means there’ll be no registering to my site to add a feed url or buy additional urls and static links.

Hurray! do you know what that will do to my support tickets? it’ll virtually decimate them! No more pointing people to the member page, no more spoon feeding them their feed urls or explaining how www.something.com is different to something.com . Oh, and no more crashed server in the middle of the night due to excessive load.

Actually, it’s the excessive server load and regular crashes that motivated me to turn the whole CommentLuv thing on it’s head and make it standalone. Once I do that, I can move away from dedicated hosting and put all my sites on a VPS that is scalable, a VPS that’s a bit closer to the majority of visitors to my sites. USA! USA! USA! lol

What’s next?

Well according to the stats at WordPress.org, it takes about a month for most people to update their plugin when they get the notification in their dashboard and so when the end of the month comes around, I’ll switch off the CommentLuv API for the wordpress plugin and set it to send back a message about having to upgrade to the latest plugin.

That’s sure to piss off a few people but, seriously, I can’t keep paying for this server out of my own pocket and I just don’t have the time to maintain the server. I just wanna make plugins!

I’m itching to do a cool facebook plugin, multi author blog plugin, the premium version of CommentLuv plugin and much much more but so far, I’ve been stuck fire fighting the bloody server! time to say goodbye and within this month!

But, before that can happen

I have to transfer all my existing minor sites to the new VPS :-?

And then, design a new theme for comluv.com which is still going to be an awesome guest blogger site with oodles of pagerank and traffic and then move that to the VPS and then code the premium commentluv and then design the site to handle the purchases and then I have to launch the premium plugin and to do that I have to make the videos and to do that….. arrrrggh!

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I'm Back! new server better support

July
26

Thanks to my new server provider MaxtorHost FiddyP blog is now much faster and secure. The commentluv script is also more secure and faster.

My previous server was a bit pants, the plesk dashboard was super slow, ftp was unreliable and support was terse and “couldn’tgiveatoss”. I managed to overcome the ftp problems by telnet’ing to the server and gzipping the httpdocs folder and database (old phpmyadmin wouldn’t download an export file grrr). The kind support at Maxtor Host was able to restore my database and all root files and folders within minutes of me asking in a support ticket.

Now I don’t have to worry about losing any posts since before I went on holiday, I can get on with my master plan for the new CommentLuv site and perhaps get the AJAX version sorted so it can be easily installable and should be compatible with typepad blogs too.

I’m kinda busy with a lot of stuff I have to catch up on but I’ll get there eventually! Thanks to all those that wished me happy travelling. It was an awesome holiday which I’ll write about soon enough…

hazaa for Maxtor Host who can provide a managed semi-dedicated server for hundreds of dollars less than the crappy streamline.net. (their support roks too)

[edit]I signed up to their affiliate program after Jon’s comment below and changed the links to aff ones in the post

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