Volumedrive ran away with the servers and users data

Volumedrive scam

Volumedrive ran away with the servers and users data. Their main website is offline and received a disturbing mail from burst.net regarding the same.

The mail says:

Hello,Unfortunately, due to a recent situation with VolumeDrive, your server is likely currently offline. BurstNET may be able to assist you in the matter, if by chance we still have your server in our possession, or can set you us a rush delivery replacement server.VolumeDrive was scheduled to relocate to our brand new facility here in PA, moved about 20% of their stuff in, put the rest of their stuff in another truck, and never showed up with the remainder at our facility. We tracked them to an office building about 20 miles away, and we assume the rest of the stuff is relocated there, and we saw all their cars and staff outside the building to confirm it. After 24 hours, they do not even have their own website online, so we question whether they will get anything online at all, and how they are going to explain the 300+ servers they left down in our facility with live clients on them.We do have a percentage of the servers they hosted, that they simply left behind, and are more than happy to accommodate you if possible. Even if we do not have the physical server we would be happy to rush build you a new machine and have it online as soon as possible, running in a company that has been in the industry for 23 years, and is not going anywhere soon. The first step in getting your server back online would be opening a ticket to sales@burst.net in which we will provide you with the steps for transferring service to us. We empathize with the inconvenience this has caused you, and want to do whatever we are able to get you, and your end clients/users/visitors, back online as soon as possible.Please contact sales@burst.net ASAP, and we will do our best to assist you in your time of need here…Thank you for your time.

One of my seedbox was down from past few days and i was wondering what could be the reason. Volumedrive is known for providing cheaps servers. Once upon a time BHW forum was hosted there. Its really unfortunate for everyone if they do not comeback. Hard work of so many people is just ruined because of their act. This is one of the treason you should aleays choose reliable web host.

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The very first thing we do after booking a domain name is setting up hosting account and then updating the nameservers. Many time we have faced a problem where we see that after booking a domain name and setting up the nameservers it takes quite sometime to update the nameserver to reflect the nameservers change you did. There are few common mistakes that we wll do in excitement unknowingly.

When we book a domain name we open the website to check whether the name is booked or not. If it is booked then the website’s ip address is cached in your ISP’s nameservers, though the initial DNS ttl is kept usually kept low by the registrars, still as it is cached on your ISP’s nameservers, even if you update the domain nameservers or alter the DNS record, it will not be refleted to you until the DNS ttl is expired. Hence untill then you will keep seeing the old page and it takes time for it to update on your ISP’s nameservers.

So in short follow these steps to quickly setup your website:

  • Book the domain name [dont open it to test, check email from registrar for confirmayion]
  • Set up hosting account
  • Update the nameservers
  • Wait until a min or two [depending upon registrar] and then open the website
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U.S. Cafe4tune.com (California) set up by a group of businessmen from Russia and Armenia announces the launch of Cafe4tune international social network. The founders and developers of the idea think that the network can start a healthy competition with such “monsters” as VK or Facebook. The budget of the project makes over USD 20mln.

Cafe4tune.com is the first “live” social network where a user may not only send and receive text messages from his friends and colleagues through the chat but also manage its own 3D projection in the virtual 3D world- natural environment with its streets, hotels, cafes and passers-by. Users may communicate with such avatars live or in the video format: use of any communication means is provided in almost all the sections of the network.

Another innovative feature that Cafe4fune.com is marked with is its business element. The network provides tools for creating virtual shops, galleries and exhibition halls with an option to organize online sales. Virtual spaces will bring the clients together as regular visitors of shops, galleries and other objects and can be as well used in their own business projects. In other words, Cafe4fune.com enables companies to promote their brands effectively and for minimum expenses.

Cafe4fune.com will allow conducting your own online live broadcasts of any kind of events through video cameras of mobile devices as well. Music lovers will be able to conduct and watch live broadcasts from clubs and concert halls, sport lovers may sit in the stadium and share “live” match of the favorite football team with friends. You can find the broadcast you need in a convenient way, by themes or genres, and those who missed the event will be able to watch its recording. Permanent online live broadcasts may this way become an independent business project for users of Cafe4fune.com.

The project features a great number of entertainment resources. Cafe4fune.com games are provided not only with game components but also options of video and audio-communication between the users.

The developers took into account important psychological and ethic aspects of the interaction of the network users as well creating special “tricks” such as for instance “polite refusal” of phone and video- calls.

The new social network has been developed for the past 3 years. As of now, since November 2011- the beta version of Cafe4fune.com has been launched. Developers plan to launch the alpha version where the site will look as originally it has been developed, from February 2012. Cafe4fune.com version is already launched for Android and iPhone and is available in 30 languages.

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You can become a user and test the beta version of the new social network at www.cafe4tune.com.


How to handle web traffic and spikes if your website has some static content

Today the main problem we all face in the world of the internet is that sometimes the response time of a website is high and sometime it do not respond at all may be due to the fact that it is getting chocked with the number of requests and not able to handle new requests.  As we know, Internet is network of networks and they communicate to each other based upon the business deal they have, not upon the performance. So the end user’s request might take longer path to reach out origin server or the server’s response might take longer path to reach end user. The other problem is that its really difficult to predict the incoming traffic always. There might be a sudden increase in traffic because of some campaigns or change in search engine result’s traffic and its practically not possible to scale up the server’s infrastructure for this short span of time and server may get crashed because of this sudden spike of traffic. So this article will explain you how to handle web traffic and how to handle spike of web traffic using  free cdn. After reading this article you will also know how to reduce load on server.

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One of the best solution for such problems is that to use CDN [content deliver network]. Lets discuss what a CDN is.

What is CDN?

As per the wikipedia article the definition is

A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a system of computers containing copies of data placed at various nodes of a network.When properly designed and implemented, a CDN can improve access to the data it caches by increasing access bandwidth and redundancy and reducing access latency. Data content types often cached in CDNs include web objects (text, graphics, URLs and scripts), downloadable objects (media files, software, documents), applications, live streaming media, and database queries.

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So it means if you have some static content on your websites, like images, text files or some media files then you can “cache” them on CDN’s servers which are located near to the end user and deliver to them in faster and efficient manner. This way you can also minimize the hits to your server. All of the major sites today use some kind of CDN services. eg facebook uses the world’s largest CDN Akamai.

Which CDN to go for?

Well, if you are making good amount of money and you want the best performance then you can always go for big players like Akamai which will improve your website’s performance drastically [for dynamic contents as well]. But if your budget is small or you want the free service then you can use Cloudflare. They offer free plan to cache your static content and drastically reduce the load on your webserver. As i know Cloudflare is the only free CDN in the market. They will help you to reduce load on server and also they will help you to increase the website performance.

How they work?

Once you sign up for their service all you need to do is to change your nameservers to the one provided by them so that when the request comes, it gets mapped to their network first and if the requested object is found in their cache then it will be delivered from their itself. The request will only hit your server when requested object is not available in their server’s cache. In this way you can reduce the traffic hits to your server. And if the server’s load is reduced and there is a sudden increase in traffic, what we call spike, then also all hits will not come to your server directly. Instead they will go to their server. And hence there are greater chances of handling such traffic with existing infrastructure.

I hope this atricle will help the people, specially the one who wants to reduce the load on their server at low price or for free using free CDN. If you have any doubts then feel free to comment. Thank you.

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