R1Soft is a well known company that is focused on server data protection in either Linux and Windows server machines.
I already knew the company after initially getting the top placement ad on the 911CD.net forum and later after acquiring the site.
The administrator of 911cd.net knew about our server woes on boot-land.net and was very kind to place me in contact with their company staff regarding the sponsorship of a dedicated server.
We have been experiencing really difficult work conditions since the past year as the site become more popular and started attracting more attentions. Now we are currently experiencing nearly 1.5Tb of monthly data transfer and over 150 000 unique visitors per month.
This frequently leads to "Error 500" server messages that keep everyone outside any of the sites hosted at boot-land.net
Yesterday, after some preparations and arrangements - the server was finally made available for our exclusive use.
It's a Pentium IV with 3.4 Ghz and 2Gb of RAM - more than enough to help balance our load.
Our current boot-land.net server is a tough survivor and has proven to resist several DDoS, frenetic spam bots and even supported the unexpected rampage of visitors over the years but heavy PHP/mySQL processing is still our weak point and they're slurping away all the available resources.
So the first step will be moving our databases to this external server as soon as possible.
After this operation is completed, it should be feasible to discuss and work on further features to take advantage of a fully dedicated server. One idea that comes to my mind is providing a much wider integration of winbuilder with the boot land community through the use of PHP to bridge the desktop software to the online world.
We certainly have more than enough horse power to discuss the improvement of boot-land.net so the future is looking very bright with no doubt.
As a conclusion note, my personal thanks to R1Soft, in particular to Mario Rodriguez.
You guys rock.