SC4 Update 2!

Hi all,

We want to thank you all SO much for your patience with the SC4 conversion! Believe us, we are working hard to get the conversion done asap – we are as excited about the new improvements as so many of YOU are and we just can’t wait to roll them out to all our members.

The Wait Won’t be THIS Long – We Promise!

The position at the moment is that 5 of the 47 StatCounter partitions are fully operational under the new SC4 system.

We have also narrowed the co-location providers down to a shortlist of four. We are now currently working to negotiate the final deal.

Some of the issues we are considering at the moment include:

  • Location – is California just too vulnerable to earthquakes to locate some of our hosting there? Is Ohio a safer destination from a natural disaster point of view?
  • Servers – shall we go with Dell, HP or Supermicro servers? Which servers are the best? Which allow the best remote management? Which have the least power comsumption?
  • Backup – there must be a second datacenter in each geographical location (in addition to globally dispersed backups) – how far from the original datacenter is sufficient for redundancy and how close is sufficient for efficiency?

We’re very lucky to count many talented IT professionals among our members, so if any of you would like to share your thoughts and opinions on the above, we’d love to hear from you. Please post your comments below.

Notes:

  • Once we reach a final deal in relation to our hosting requirements, we will then begin conversion again, initially on a test basis, before full conversion will be completed.
  • Don’t forget that all NEW StatCounter projects created are automatically created on the SC4 system – if you want instant access to some of the new features before your existing projects are converted, you can simply set up a new, temporary project now!
  • Related posts:
    SC4 Conversion
    Conversion Update

43 comments on “SC4 Update 2!

  1. Thanks, I appreciate the good job you are doing, Statcounter has always been the best. Anyways, is this server change the reason my stats are 2 hours behind schedule? It’s not a big deal, just curious.

  2. Hi,

    I think you’re right to think about natural disasters. Although there is a huge amount of hype about Californian earthquakes why even risk it?

    You don’t need to be anywhere other than near a fault-resilient Internet connection.

    As for servers…

    As an ex-programme director my projects almost always used HP servers. Did they go wrong? I don’t know because we never, ever had any complaints!

    JIm

  3. You are always doing BEST. That’s why Statcounter is No.1.
    Some month before a top chair person of SEO company suggest me for Google analytics, then I informed him, I get good trffic statical analysis at Statcounter and show my account. He says- WONDER, it is the BEST.
    Thanks.
    Dr. Sudhanshu

  4. By all means come to Ohio. We are not known for earthquakes.

    The U S Government has 2 of its 3 major electronic communications hubs in Ohio–one in Columbus and one in Dayton. (The other one is in Ogden, Utah.)

  5. Hey yall,

    We appreciate the thought and foresight that you guys are taking in choosing your next steps. That’s one of the real marks of professionalism. Keep up the good work.

  6. This is so cool – can’t wait for the conversion and all those new tracked stats to become available.

    I had no idea you had to choose datacenters even taking such things like location and earthquake risk in mind, but I guess it comes with running a huge project such as StatCounter.

  7. Just wanted to say you have a great product here.

    As a caveat, however, I must add that speaking as a native (and fourth-generation) Californian, earthquakes aren’t as -er- shattering an event here as popular media likes to suggest. This wretched continent is somewhat susceptible to more natural disasters (tornados, hurricanes and so forth) than Ireland and the UK (and I just got back from Dublin and London), yes, but please don’t allow the hype to supersede practicality.

    Many thanks for your hard work!

    —HF

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