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Anyone using SS with MediaTemple GS present day???


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TF-35Lightning

9 April 2010 at 12:26pm (Last edited: 9 April 2010 1:00pm), Community Member, 137 Posts

Hi all,

I am considering a new host and MT's Grid Service is one of my considerations.

However upon doing some research from what I found from posts back in 2008 there was a few issues with getting SilverStripe setup on the MT Grid Service. (Matt who used to work at SS got it setup but had to hack some files and I believe had some loading time issues)

http://www.silverstripe.org/archive/show/107990?start=0

http://doc.silverstripe.org/doku.php?id=contentdeliverynetworkissues

http://open.silverstripe.org/ticket/2121

http://doc.silverstripe.org/doku.php?id=staticpublisher

Just wondering if anyone out there in SS land can update me on what it is like today in the current environment (2009/2010) and recently SS versions (2.3/2.4) getting SS setup on the MT GS today.

I have asked my a test account to be setup but they aren't willing to do that.

Any help would be great

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Harley

9 April 2010 at 1:11pm Community Member, 153 Posts

Yes raptor, very recently infact!

I binned my previous reseller hosting because they were so unbelievably unreliable and needed something fast. I had not even questioned Media Temple as it seemed to be the perfect solution.

I successfully migrated my sites (three of which are SS sites) and it all went well. I am using SS 2.3 on the Grid Server package. I have not yet tried SS 2.4 but I imagine it will be no problem if 2.3 runs fine.

Hope it works out for you, I'm sure you'll be fine

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TF-35Lightning

9 April 2010 at 1:41pm Community Member, 137 Posts

G'day Harley thanks for that. So did you come across the temp caching issue and you had to hack the core SS files like shown in the links above?

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Harley

9 April 2010 at 9:23pm Community Member, 153 Posts

Hi raptor,

I have not hacked anything so far, the sites seem to load in fine, no chaching issues that I have noticed.

However, that may be because traffic between the UK (where I am) and the US may be better (I'm assuming you're from New Zeland or Aus?).

Its something I will definitely keep an eye on just in case, out of interest could you do me a favor and load this site and let me know if it takes you a particularly long time to load: www.devicestudio.co.uk

Cheers

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TF-35Lightning

10 April 2010 at 12:28pm Community Member, 137 Posts

No worries Harley your site loaded very quickly. Yep I'm in Aus.

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TF-35Lightning

14 April 2010 at 9:16pm Community Member, 137 Posts

Harley what settings did you have to modify to get your site running on MT?

I've followed the tut:
http://doc.silverstripe.org/doku.php?id=publishing-to-web-server

But it really doesn't go into details regarding modifying the _config, directory permissions etc that sort of thing.

All I am getting is

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

???

Any help would be great

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Willr

15 April 2010 at 4:50pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Have you checked your server logs for the actual error message?

I think there is a panel in the MT control for viewing apache errors.

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TF-35Lightning

15 April 2010 at 4:56pm Community Member, 137 Posts

Hi Will thanks for the response. It all ok I got it sorted with help from the chatroom, I had to go back to a different sort of .htaccess file.

I had:

### SILVERSTRIPE START ###
<Files *.ss>
Order deny,allow
Deny from all
Allow from 127.0.0.1
</Files>

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /mysitename

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^(.*)$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule .* sapphire/main.php?url=%1&%{QUERY_STRING} [L]
### SILVERSTRIPE END ###

and I now have to use

### SILVERSTRIPE START ###
<Files *.ss>
Order deny,allow
Deny from all
Allow from 127.0.0.1
</Files>

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(\.gif$)|(\.jpg$)|(\.png$)|(\.css$)|(\.js$)

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^(.*)$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule .* sapphire/main.php?url=%1&%{QUERY_STRING} [L]
</IfModule>
### SILVERSTRIPE END ###