The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

28 July 2005

You can't use that

Sean Gleeson once tried to explain to me the manifest benefits of b2evolution and why it wasn't anywhere nearly as sucky as [fill in name of CMS software used by someone else].

Apparently this same explanation is lost on his Web host, which seems to have shut him down until he switches to something else. I don't know enough about b2evolution to say what the problem is, though I suspect that heavy database usage is what cheesed off the host.

On an impulse, I looked at my own database results at my host. Over the last 30 days, I've had 22,064 connections and 863,048 queries. The rule of thumb at DH is:

The ratio column gives you the number of queries divided by 25 times the number of connects, and is an indicator of whether you're using a disproportionate number of database connections.

A value of 1 is ideal (meaning 1 connect for every 25 queries). Ratios less than one mean you're using less than 25 queries per connection, an indication of either poor connection management or a particularly simple database.

For the thirty days just ended, I have a ratio of 1.565, about 39 queries per connection. I assume I'm still in their good graces for now.

Posted at 8:03 AM to Blogorrhea , PEBKAC

I loaded b2evolution for my sister's Web site. The skins are a pain in the butt. You would think by now there would be some nice and easy blog/photoblog/website mangager out there somewhere.

Posted by: Donna at 8:43 AM on 28 July 2005

Wordpress was built off of b2, I believe. The skins are a bit easier to manage in the newest releases, and it seems to work fine.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 9:09 AM on 29 July 2005