Technical Update

Just a quick update from the tech department. We moved to a bigger, better server today, and the move was rushed a bit due to the pounding that trade deadline was inflicting on us. As a result, there have been some rocky moments, but it appears that we’re back online with a new and improved setup.

Thanks for your patience, and thanks for reading HI/O. 


  1. Reza says:

    Thanx Dru, as a guy who does some of the same work I know how it must have been. Also noticed the Linus Torvalds tag, that says it all lol.

  2. Jonnyboy says:

    Thanks Dru, a couple hours down here is better then horrible loading speeds and cutting out in the future.

    I think TSN was even getting pounded. I had trouble getting on a few times.

  3. nick says:

    Dru, could we get posting back up on Mike Boone’s live blog?

  4. The Teacher says:

    Haha, let them get the site up first!

  5. sag says:

    Missing Boone like a new flame out of town!

  6. Mr.Hazard says:

    You guys keep underestimating us!!!

    Ex nihilo nihil fit

  7. twitch says:

    Why did you move to the new server on a game day? Or trade deadline day for that matter? Wouldn’t it have made more sense to do it some other time?

    But glad to know we won’t have to worry about overloading the server in the future. Thanks for that.

  8. Naila Jinnah says:

    Hey! That’s what I thought too!

  9. Dru says:

    The move had been planned, but got moved ahead when the server was melting down under the insane traffic increase on trade deadline day. There wasn’t much to lose at the time, because it was making the site unusable. Timing issues played out poorly, and we had a few hours of downtime during the switchover.

    The plan was to move the server over during the day, but various delays pushed it into game time. Sorry about that.

  10. 24 Cups says:

    Hey Dru – I’m a 58 year old computer novice who stands a better chance of making the Habs as a 4th line shutdown centre (I’m taller than my 5’9″ appears and I win a lot of faceoffs:-) than figuring out all of this internet mumbo jumbo of the past 10 years. Thanks to you and your fellow co-workers for all you do to keep this site afloat. You deserve a day off in my books.

    The Original 24 Cups

  11. Wayne says:

    A hearty Thanks for your effort Dru.

  12. The Teacher says:

    Hey Dru, c’est la vie.

    I got a kick out of the message stating “This is a message from your friendly (but somewhat stressed) system administrator”

    “Are the Habs ready to pay the Price?”

  13. The Teacher says:


    I noticed that also but figured I must have touched a button I shouldn’t have. At least now I know I’m not crazy.

    so why? Dru, why???

    I’m just agreeing because although I love reading Sulemaan’s posts, his latest one took up 90% of one page.

    “Are the Habs ready to pay the Price?”

  14. HabsInsideOut says:

    Basically: More comments per page = heavier server load. So while in the transitional period, reducing the number per page was helpful.

  15. 93miraclecup says:

    Hi, is there any ETA on fixing the photo thing on the main page. It’s really annoying for what is otherwise an awesome site!

  16. MikeMcLaren says:


    Not sure if you’re aware or not Dru, but for those of us with Internet Explorer 7 (Vista or XP) we see the pictures on the front page “clipped.”

    Basically we only see the first 5% of the picture and the rest is empty frame below that first line of graphic.


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