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.


  • 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


  1. Only happy that you are trying your best to get things done, and actually updating us on what going on is an absolute bonus that other organisations dont seem to grasp.

  2. Its great to see that the sc4 conversion is rolling in

    Here are my suggestions:

    Location – In cali there are earthquakes, in florida tornadoes…maybe you would consider NY or Texas

    Servers – with no doubt my suggestion is dell, their new blade servers pwn HP

    Backup – depends on connectivity i don’t think that within 0-100miles there will be a problem


  3. All good questions (and nice to hear about the progress too!).

    As far as answers goes, probably more than one good answer for each question, so not such a bad problem to have :). Here are my 2 cents:

    Location: California is probably not such a big concern (for earthquakes). Especially since it is not your only location. And connectivity to the rest of the world is probably as good as it gets (in terms of pairing and capacity)

    Server: I use mostly supermicro (I have some servers up since 2000 and still humming, even after 3 data centers moves), although you probably can’t go wrong with Dell, but you are going to pay for it, and I’m not sure the name is worth the difference.

    Backup: distance does not matter so much as good pairing. If your bandwidth provider has a direct fiber link between 2 datacenter, does it matter so much how far apart they are?

    Good luck!

  4. Then I must propose Mexico! we have a brand new datacenter here at Queretaro, more than 200K sq ft., excellent facilities (Triara says power plants are capable of providing electric supply to this 1 million population city)… and also we don’t have earthquakes.


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

    How long do you think it going to finish?
    How big is statcounter?

    Did you know here is Portugal, is safe here maybe to expensive for you…

    The sun is free…

  6. Keep up the good work and thanks for informing us as to the status of the conversion………..hope all goes well……………

  7. Ohio, great choice! I’m in Cincinnati and could hook you up with some companies –i’ve used before– if you want.

  8. Wassup SCT!!!
    Keep rocking..
    Keep Converting…
    But keep my account the same it was a year ago…
    man what the heack…
    i dont see any change in my old account…
    i made new accounts for my new blogs…
    and they all got new and additional features…
    but the old one still has the same damn’ features.
    Well u have already given…………
    Try to write it once more…
    to me

    CrAzYbLoG , v.CoL
    (sorry for spamming… i love to see ur links in recent came from 🙂 😉 )

  9. Only 3 visits to day. You must be kidding. Update problem? O.K. situated in Europe, so you might have used a less busy moment, but still.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!


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  13. 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.)

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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!


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