I am currently reducing the load on the server, this requires some changes in the scripts, so you might see some strange things sometimes. If you see something not right (and it is still there a half an hour later or so), please let me know, as it is probably a bug.
Now, how am I reducing the load? Well, by using a clever system called Server Side Caching.
It basicly stores things in both files and the database. The files contain ready-to-use HTML code, that only need to be included in the site, which causes a lot less load than pulling everything out of the database every time.
Currently, this system is used for the news on the frontpage and the comments under the cars. Everytime a comment or newsitem is posted/edited/removed, the file is updated, so it is always up to date.
Im gonna implement the system on more pages as well soon, it reduces the load on the server and increases the loading speed of the site.
That is all for today :)
Some of you may have noticed that NFSCars is down regularly lately (and you get a 403 Forbidden error).
This is because the site is pulling too much CPU power for the server to handle. If the server is having trouble, my host temporary shuts down NFSCars to reduce the load.
I am going to change some things on the site to reduce the load on the server. I already removed the Random Affiliates and some other small things, but there will be a few more changes in the next couple of weeks.
We have a new affiliate called HackedSpeed, be sure to check out there site because they have a top50 list on there that you can vote for your favorite nfssite or just look for a different site, and be sure to vote for NFSCars, by click the button that says Vote @ top 50!!
Click Here to go to HackedSpeed
I removed some more cars that were added over the last couple of days, which didnt have permission of the authors or were uploaded with the wrong authorname.
Thank you 1-ADAM-12 from High Stakes Highway Patrol for giving me a detailed explanation on it.
Sorry for the inconvenience!
It took a bit longer than planned, but the new messageboard is up and running.
It is not as fancy as the temporary board I used for some weeks, but it has some advantages:
- Integrated into the site
- No separate login or registration required
- Features can be added on request
It is not completely ready yet, things that need to be done:
- Search function
- Edit post
- Admin options like move/close posts
- Image posting or attachment uploading
And some other things as well. Feel free to post suggestions or bugs on the new board :)
Have fun with it!
I removed all 5 cars uploaded by n4spdmania, because at least 2 of them were stolen from other people.
These cars are confirmed stolen:
Dodge Viper Venom (made by Ozid)
Shelby Cobra 427 (made by Nikkon)
I havent checked the other cars, but someone who steals other peoples cars doesnt deserve to have any cars on this site!
I received an email, stating that 2 trucks on the site were also stolen, this time by Nikolay Nikitin. The names on the cars have been changed to the original authors (Atam & BIM).
If you suspect a car being stolen, please let me know!
i have just recently been added to the staff here at nfscars and i am glad to be here, well my first update is here, small, but here, it includes a few nice imports by Ryuji Kainoh. I will be adding more nfs3 cars so everone who still plays that game stay tuned!!
I decided to remove the cars with the File Not Found message, which leaves us with just over 1100 cars to choose from.
Keep uploading cars to keep the list growing though :)
The pictures section has been removed, as it was quite useless and wasnt working anymore anyway. If you want to see great car pictures, go to www.supercars.net :)
Also, the temporary board is open again, it seems to be working fine now, so it will stay open until the new board arrives.