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      Current state of vpsBoard   02/04/2017

      Dear vpsBoard members and guests:

      Over the last year or two vpsBoard activity and traffic has dwindled. I have had a change of career and interests, and as such am no longer an active member of the web hosting industry.

      Due to time constraints and new interests I no longer wish to continue to maintain vpsBoard. The web site will remain only as an archive to preserve and showcase some of the great material, guides, and industry news that has been generated by members, some of which I remain in contact to this very day and now regard as personal friends.

      I want to thank all of our members who helped make vpsBoard the fastest growing industry forum. In it's prime it was an active and ripe source of activity, news, guides and just general off-topic banter and fun.

      I wish all members and guests the very best, whether it be with your business or your personal projects.

      -MannDude

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  1. Seafile RAM usage in a VPS

    You can go to "The Pub" forum on vpsB (which has got the highest no of posts) and do your things there.
  2. Seafile RAM usage in a VPS

    I don't know about Seafile, but I have once installed syncthing (syncthing.net) on a 256MB vps (or 512MB vps, don't remember now). It worked OK, but haven't used it much. I think it took about 100MB ram usage with a simple folder sync (with a few hundred files). I remember it was similar to that of rsync which I tried earlier on a similar situation. (rsync needed more memory with more no of files back then) First, know your requirements. Syncthing might well be just what you need. It seems online.net (as suggested by @KuJoe) or hetzner.de ODROID ARM server or scaleway (scaleway.com/pricing/) would satisfy your needs. You might want to look at OVH's hubiC.com as well (free 25GB plan available)
  3. Seafile RAM usage in a VPS

    You don't need to have dyslexia to "first read" like that way. I too did it your way. Test yourself by doing a small writing test which is to "write from 1 to 200" (in numbers only, not words) on a paper continuously without stopping or mistaking. Most would fail (unless with more practice). So, would you (or want others to) consider to feel like they have some X or Y condition? First, are you sure you have dyslexia? Met a doc? Even if so, you don't need to exhibit it. If people don't have anything positive, usually what they do is "nothing", not "any negatives". Don't mock dyslexia, here or anywhere else.
  4. Has anyone used BoltVM?

    Its been many months since @Steven F has removed "BoltVM" from his signature, now only has DediCube link on it. @drmike , how do you know that his aunt was sick? Of course you are the omnipresent in the hosting industry, but still how this ... :)
  5. check what? I think "the kind of replies that helps the customer and solves the problems". Its not only in hosting but applies to any business. The problem is that the provider has to know "what is the problem". :)
  6. Let's talk about SPAM

    I think @Hxxx wasn't asking about "spams sent from his/her server" (even cPanel has the feature to limit the mails sent) and I assume any genuine provider would do that. The actual problem is spammer(or anybody) is able to send many mails per minute with the current(actually very old) email standard. The request was about avoiding/limiting the spams received.
  7. Now I recall the one I used is WinFF.
  8. won't just a 'dd' work? (or some that makes it as an iso) I think the time it takes for the conversion could be compensated with the upload. (let the receiver do the conversion if needed). I tried with handbrake (when I was with windows) some time ago, but I remember it didn't work. I used some other tool (don't remember that now) to do the conversion.
  9. Let's talk about SPAM

    The PROBLEM lies with age old email/dns design. It was designed way back and the current gen definitely needs a new system that specifically addresses the spam issue. Probably a constraint that you shouldn't be able to send mail to oneself just by having his/her email address; you would require some 'send access code' which is valid for some months. The recipient should be able to replace the access code with the sender easily (just by hitting a reply with new code in some form; like mailing list unsubs). Another way, its with money. Yes, make them payable with every email sent (like its done now for SMS).
  10. Let's talk about SPAM

    I didn't double post; its the new IPB4's magic
  11. Let's talk about SPAM

    One small technique: you need to use more than 1 email address (say 3), other addresses can be forwards to the main address. One for friends, one for work, and mainly one for the rest/spam. You use the 3rd one (i.e the spam address) where ever its of less importance (ie. if there is some problem and you won't get email from them, still it doesn't affect you much). For e.g, my address with vpsB is not my main email. But I would use my other address with my hosting provider (from which I can't afford to lose mails) You can also use timely spam addresses/forwards; for e.g, I suffix a yearly number to the address ([email protected]) and use it with newsletter subs and like that. If its not needed anymore, you just delete the mailbox/forwarder and that's it; this way you can even get away from arrogant spammers who won't stop the mailings even after you unsubscribed (many times!). I am still receiving mail from old dish TV provider which I cancelled years before. You could use a separate email for the domain whois without going for private registration. You are going to check its mail only when the domain is due renewal/transfer (once in a year or more). Of course, after this, moving the spams we get to the SPAM folder works and it reduces the subsequent frequency. You have to have a mail provider who uses the spam training logic of course. Is it like most spams are from India? I think Europe(Sweden?) is famous for hosting illegal/torrent servers. (correct me if wrong) One small technique: you need to use more than 1 email address (say 3), other addresses can be forwards to the main address. One for friends, one for work, and mainly one for the rest/spam. You use the 3rd one (i.e the spam address) where ever its of less importance (ie. if there is some problem and you won't get email from them, still it doesn't affect you much). For e.g, my address with vpsB is not my main email. But I would use my other address with my hosting provider (from which I can't afford to lose mails) You can also use timely spam addresses/forwards; for e.g, I suffix a yearly number to the address ([email protected]) and use it with newsletter subs and like that. If its not needed anymore, you just delete the mailbox/forwarder and that's it; this way you can even get away from arrogant spammers who won't stop the mailings even after you unsubscribed (many times!). I am still receiving mail from old dish TV provider which I cancelled years before. You could use a separate email for the domain whois without going for private registration. You are going to check its mail only when the domain is due renewal/transfer (once in a year or more). Of course, after this, moving the spams we get to the SPAM folder works and it reduces the subsequent frequency. You have to have a mail provider who uses the spam training logic of course. Is it like most spams are from India? I think Europe(Sweden?) is famous for hosting illegal/torrent servers. (correct me if wrong)
  12. Why pay and suffer? Use opensource like FluxBB (they are probably moving to Flarum http://flarum.org/ with next version). You could see it ( http://demo.flarum.org ) now and possibly use it with a new site (A dediboard?) ;-) I just clicked on a 60+ posts thread and it shows all the posts on the same page, its good, no 'next/prev page' links and URL changes on the address bar while scrolling down.
  13. Possible to set the time gap after which the next post isn't merged with previous post? I have waited a while for it to be not merged, but it got merged with my previous post. The same ads could be repeated and the advertisers could only feel happy about it. And currently you are not having one near the editor and I think you are missing on that (I am not any experienced BTW, just a thought).
  14. Yes, better now. Another idea/possibility: instead of having the ads only on the top, how it would be if it is placed after every 5 or 7 posts (all the small square ads can be put one next to other, and you can even have 2 more of it), Only the big square ad wouldn't fit, may be pushed to the bottom or make it a big rectangle ad. The 'recent topics' too could be at bottom of page. So, the heart of the site, the 'thread pages' would have more visibility of ads (and possibly more revenue :) ) and more width as well. Why not have an ad (banner) nearing the editor?, Its the place the user spends more time. Been mentioned many times already. IPB staff is looking into it. It's only pre-existing urls that were in signatures and content. New URLs / signature updates work. The Tier II staff that my ticket was escalated to will return on Monday to review it further. I don't know you have noted this or not, the entire signature is not shown if not signed in.
  15. Posting replies

    I don't know whether 'user-agent' is related with this (I haven't done anything with it on opera), but opera 12 on Linux has the same issue. When you click "Reply to this topic", you won't have editing area any more (probably opera latest version wouldn't have this issue). But there is no problem with Chromium (open source version/father of Chrome).