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#165811 [Solved] Archived Account

Posted by wolstech on 11 October 2019 - 02:42 PM

Done. You should now be able to log in and your website should start working within 2 hours.

#165809 [Solved] Archived Account

Posted by wolstech on 11 October 2019 - 02:40 PM


#165806 Tommy Is Back!

Posted by wolstech on 11 October 2019 - 02:14 PM

The website can be buggy at times.  If it gives you trouble, log in here instead: https://tommy.heliohost.org:2083/ (make sure you don't have anything after the / ). Use itc as the username, not your email address.

#165773 [Solved] spandso - Account takes long time to be created on Tommy

Posted by wolstech on 10 October 2019 - 11:47 AM

Both domains listed have been cleaned up.

Invite resent.

#165575 [Solved] Request: PHP Gettext extension

Posted by wolstech on 07 October 2019 - 12:27 PM

Let's see if Krydos can do this for you...

#165572 [Solved] CPanel 2FA

Posted by wolstech on 07 October 2019 - 12:24 PM

I checked and it is disabled on tommy. I could turn it on, but I don't know if it'll break the inactivity tracking like last time, so I'll let Krydos do that.

#165486 Problem with database connection using JAVA

Posted by wolstech on 06 October 2019 - 06:50 PM

I assume this running on Johnny? If so, use localhost, not an IP or Johnny’s domain name.

If it’s running on your pc and connecting to Johnny for database services, be sure to enable remote MySQL connections in cPanel for your IP.

#164889 [Solved] Previous Donations....

Posted by wolstech on 28 September 2019 - 02:33 AM

It’s actually both...if more than one person donated the same amount, the order in which they go is random.

#164691 Problems with e-mail

Posted by wolstech on 24 September 2019 - 02:42 PM

Correct. The DNS records for all the dead Tommy accounts were cleaned up last week. In order to recreate the DNS zone, you need to have an account. If you're using an external mail service, it doesn't really matter which server the account is on, simply having an account will create the DNS zone and let you edit the MX records. If you use us as your mail provider, you will probably want to wait for Tommy specifically for best performance.

#164370 [Solved] i need serious help sir

Posted by wolstech on 18 September 2019 - 03:48 PM

I've banned you 4 times in the last several months, all for running fake freight or trade company websites.

You're no longer welcome here.

#164326 May I have a private discussion with Heliohost?

Posted by wolstech on 17 September 2019 - 04:44 PM

He PM'd me to tout a Ponzi scheme...mods are welcome to have the last laugh in the mod section. I'll be posting the PM shortly for some light entertainment.


I'm the last person this sort of thing should be sent to...one of my main specialties here is Abuse Prevention of all things.

#163904 [Solved] The MYSQL server is offline on Ricky

Posted by wolstech on 11 September 2019 - 05:57 PM

It stops responding every few hours due to severe overloading.


My sites are up and down all the time too. I get emails every time the database server fails. Three outages today so far, ranging from <1 minute to ~5 minutes each.

#163525 [Solved] Help to Pack domain name

Posted by wolstech on 03 September 2019 - 11:33 AM

The domain ayegbajosh.com has been cleaned up.

#162624 [Solved] Secure connection failure

Posted by wolstech on 24 August 2019 - 03:57 PM

@rajdis: That's high load. That was the same one I had the other day. I tried again a few minutes later and it worked fine.

#162514 Tommy Downtime

Posted by wolstech on 23 August 2019 - 11:52 AM

I've used OpenManage Server Admin in the past on ESXi. It's been a while though since I've last had to set it up. Does the job quite nicely when used alongside the Dell ESXi image. OMSA would work on Sparkie if Krydos wanted to set it up since he's a PowerEdge, but Eddie is HP hardware (DL360 G6).


The console commands for the tables in your last example are the only thing I've used recently.


Proper redundancy is nice (and when I do servers, I do exactly what you said when I can...RAID 10 with a spare), but historically we've preferred capacity over reliability for cost and ad revenue reasons. It was only recently when we got the NAS that we got our first hardware with a proper RAID (I forget what type, I didn't set it up). Sparkie I believe was supposed to be configured as a raid as well (I think 10 was the preference, but we may have gone with 5). 


More often than not though, when our servers fail it's not hardware anyway, it's software corruption. cPanel was never designed to handle what we do to it. It's rated for a few hundred accounts (I think they say 400 max) per server, with the occasional create or delete. We cram well over a thousand in there (Tommy had around 2k when he died of disk failure, Johnny currently has 1500 active accounts, 10k if you count archives), and we're adding and removing users daily. In fact, cP themselves has admitted to us that we're the most extreme use case they have. Their support is always both dumbfounded and impressed that we've managed to make it work whenever we contact them (granted we do modify some parts of cP quite a bit to make it work, most of it is stock), then surprised when we tell them we give the accounts away for free on top of it all (they've given us tons of discounts for this...we're basically free marketing for cP). If anything, credit here goes to cPanel for a product that's well built to the point where can easily exceed its rated specs, and Krydos for spending all the time making it work!