Alas, poor ProfileMaker, I knew you well…

I launched ProfileMaker on March 20, 2011.  After serving up more than 3500 awesome Skeinforge profiles, my website hosting company has actually started to complain that I’m using too much of the shared hosting environment’s resources.  As a result, I’m going to have to disable temporarily and potentially discontinue ProfileMaker.

I suspect it is the Skeinforge profile creation feature that has caused the most trouble.  Every time this feature it used, it creates a temporary file and incorporates it into a full Skeinforge profile, which is then ZIP’ed for e-mail delivery.  It’s possible that disabling this one feature may dramatically reduce my site’s server load.

3 Responses to “Alas, poor ProfileMaker, I knew you well…”

  1. May be an idea to host it on a cloud service such as rackspace, they shouldn’t care about how much cpu you use.

    May also be an idea to hash and cache your generated profiles, so if someone generates the same profile again, you can just send the cached zip instead of generating again.

  2. Erik says:

    I can host it for you. I’ve been running a web hosting company since 1999. This week we’re going to start using our third full rack (across 3 different Dutch datacenters, currently). We’re RIPE members and manage our own IP’s, servers and switches.

  3. Tony Buser says:

    Any way you can do just the calculations in javascript? I use it all the time, but never use the whole profile in email option. Otherwise please take Erik up on his offer or maybe MakerBot would host it!