The Rochen Engine Room: Joomla! Extensions Site Hosting

Recently, while starting off my Melbourne JoomlaDay presentation I asked the following question: "Which of the Official Joomla! Sites is the busiest?" A number of people correctly answered: "The Joomla! Extensions Site!". I thought I'd use this blog post to provide a little background information and figures we at Rochen have gathered with regard to the hosting of this site. Website URL: http://extensions.joomla.org Nickname: JED (Joomla! Extensions Directory) March 2010 Visits: 3,126,157 March Avg Visits/day (approx): 104,000 March 2010 Pageviews: 18,006,573 Total Data transferred (in/out): 2554 Gb Most popular page (after the home page): http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/photos-a-images/photo-gallery Bandwidth Graph for the…

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Rochen hosts Joomla past the 2 million post mark

Peter Martin, from the Joomla Community Leadership Team, recently posted the following article on the Joomla! Community site: 2,000,000 forum posts. Rochen is proud to be behind all 2 million of these posts. From a small beginning in September 2005 Joomla has grown to be one of the worlds most popular CMS (Content Management System) in the world. Rochen has been behind the Joomla project all the way providing for the infrastructure needs of the project. Currently we host the official Joomla sites across a cluster of servers. Does your Joomla Website require the same kind of support and stability? Be…

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Rochen makes Google Apps simple

If you are already a customer of Rochen, you may have noticed within the past few days a new "Google Apps" icon has appeared within your control panel. Recently we have seen more of our customers adopt the powerful collaboration tools that Google Apps has to offer. E.g. calendar, docs, groups etc. Some customers also take advantage of the email functions. Rochen customers have always been able to use Google Apps in conjunction with their account, but as with most hosting services have had to make manual MX and CNAME record changes to their DNS zone file.…

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Rochen responds to terrible situation in Haiti

The thoughts and prayers of everyone here at Rochen are with those who have lost their lives in the terrible earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday, as well those people who survived this disaster but are now trying to find clean water and food and begin rebuilding their lives. Google have posted a series of satellite images on their blog showing the truly devastating impact of this natural disaster with before and after images: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/posted-by-soandso-soandso-team.html Rochen has made a donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in the United Kingdom. The DEC is an umbrella organization for…

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Rochen Annual Roundup

Although I won't be covering everything from the past year, I am writing a quick blog post to update you on a few recent items. You may also wish to check out our 2009 blog archives. KSplice Uptrack As those of you who follow us on Twitter (@rochenhost) may already be aware we signed an agreement with Ksplice Inc. in October to deploy their Uptrack technology across all of our servers. Uptrack allows for seamless Linux Kernel updates without the need to reboot our servers, resulting in improved service and uptime for our customers. This is especially…

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