Cyberpump! Server Fund

Cyberpump! Readers,

A few weeks ago we were forced to move to a dedicated server on a moments notice. I knew that at the time it probably would not cut the mustard for the muscle and power necessary to power It was a bob and weave move. Unfortunately, it doesnít even come close. You may have noticed several site outages. The server is going "belly up" due to running out of resources which caused these outages. These will continue to happen and it will only get worse. The email below is from our host providers network guru on assessing Cyberpumpís use of server resources.

How did we get so far behind the power curve? Well, our host provider let go on for months sucking up most of a BIG shared server resources. Our sponsor support doesnít come close to covering the costs for what we need to power now and allow for continued growth. We will be actively pursuing additional sponsors, but thatís more difficult than it sounds. We also donít want to go to the tacky click thru banner systems that flash so annoyingly at you. So, after 7 years of providing you with information to support your training goals, we are asking for your financial support to fund a new server for at least the next year.

If you are a reader who would like to donate to the server fund you can make a donation to the Cyberpump! Server Fund by clicking on the PayPal image on the top Cyberpump! page. If you would like to mail in a donation, contact me at

If you are interested in becoming a dedicated sponsor of please send your donations to:

P.O. Box 804
Marion, IA 52302-0804

Thanks for your help.

The Editor


----- Original Message -----

From: "Steve Merkel"

To: "Cyberpump!"

Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 9:23 PM

Subject: Re: IMPORTANT! Excessive Resource Usage Notice -

> Pat:

>Without getting into any code optimizations, I see the following which

> may be related to performance:

> The server is using all of the 128MB of RAM, and is dipping into swap

> space. Once this occurs, the performance will drop quickly. It is

> important to note that on a V650, when only one or two sites are

> somewhat busy, that leaves the 2+ GB of RAM available for the two

> sites. This site is pushing more then 3 million hits per month with

> dynamically generated content and has a forum. This level of traffic

> generally requires more then 128MB of RAM.

> Best regards,

> Steve