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. Fab tool

    Is on my new website which is to be launched in 2009
    Thanks so much
    Keep up the good work

  2. Thankyou for this fantastic tool!
    I am using it on 2 websites in Germany and the US, and it gives me exactly the informtion and transparency I need in real time.

    very good job – well done

  3. Seems like the upgrade will provide some extra funtionality to the product. Thanks.

  4. I’ve worked on a number of global company solutions in this area as a programme director and my advice would be
    a) sadly budget (as you are essentially a free service) should be a core consideration for you, and you shouldnt be afraid to honestly consider it as such.
    b) dependent upon the specific requirements of you environments it can largely be said that one vendor is as good as another (big 4 anyways)
    c) if your interested in the “green credentials” of some of the hardware providers then there are some stand out winners (but again this depends on your solution)
    d) as a number of other posts have said, California is not such a nightmare as some would have you believe
    d2) if you are truly concerned about disasters you std DR solution should account for this (and i think you have this in place already)… in either case, virtualised solution are a great benefit in this area too and allow you to very quickly bring up a stand by server farm in an alternate data center.

    Sincerly many thanks though – you guys are by far the number one and all my clients (independent of the url posted above) are recommended statcounter as a fantastic service.


  5. Please go with Sun Servers, or IBM servers. You can’t do much better in terms of reliability quality and in the case of Sun , support.

  6. nice worst-case-scenario planning there guys! i’m glad we don’t have to think about any of that stuff – 5 years and no problem from my end!
    ; )

  7. Regarding the choice of servers, I would go for Dell servers. Our company has used servers provided by Dell for a long time, and they provide excellent stability and value.

  8. since it needs longer time to fully convert to SC4, and all the new project is automicatically come with SC4, can I add a new project code to the existing project ? I mean there is 2 new tracking code now in a website : 1 is old and 1 is new so that I can get the additional information from SC4 and would not lost the old statistic.
    Can I do that way ?

  9. Hi! I live and work in Argentina. We have been using DELL Servers for two years now (PowerEdge 2950) and those things really work. We have them in an environment that is very dusty and next to a window that we sometimes have to open because of the heat, and they keep going and going.

    Thank you for all the work you have been doing. Statcounter is Number one!!

  10. I’ve never posted on the blog before, but thought I’d say it’s cool the service you provide. And the upgrade! (goes without saying) – and I never realised it was also an infrastructure change, rather than just a code change. Rock N’ Roll people!!

  11. Ohio’s been a natural disaster for quite a few decades! Seems like the logical choice!!

  12. Thanks so much for the update! Just had to say, StatCounter is by far the best , I’ve tried a couple and you guys are doing an excellent job! can’t wait to try the new SC4.
    Take Care and keep up the good work!

  13. Please stay in California, thanks! Many of my friends have testified that data center in California will be faster for visitors from Asia-pacific area.

  14. Congratz guys on SC 4. I am egarly waiting for the full conversion of it.
    Anyway, I can not suggest any locations in US as I do not belong there.

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