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Anyone using SS with MediaTemple GS present day???


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TF-35Lightning

Community Member, 137 Posts

9 April 2010 at 12:26pm

Edited: 09/04/2010 1:00pm

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

Community Member, 153 Posts

9 April 2010 at 1:11pm

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

Community Member, 137 Posts

9 April 2010 at 1:41pm

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

Community Member, 153 Posts

9 April 2010 at 9:23pm

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

Community Member, 137 Posts

10 April 2010 at 12:28pm

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

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TF-35Lightning

Community Member, 137 Posts

14 April 2010 at 9:16pm

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

Forum Moderator, 5513 Posts

15 April 2010 at 4:50pm

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

Community Member, 137 Posts

15 April 2010 at 4:56pm

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 ###