"The last time I upgraded the NewsBlaze server, it took almost
three weeks of solid work to get it done. I thought this change
might be a bigger problem than the last, so I was prepared for the
worst. The new machine has 8 processor cores, the operating system
was a move up from Enterprise 4 to 5, the webserver went from v1 to
v2, the php (programming language) bumped up from v4 to v5, the
perl language was a new release and all of the supporting modules
"Surprisingly, only two minor edits were needed to the .htaccess
file, that controls how www.newsblaze.com and newsblaze.com are
treated, and the program that handles logins for the story editors
failed. Everything else seems perfect.
"Now, instead of 80-90% processor utilization at busy times, it
is 80% idle. I like a machine like that because it gives us room to
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