BDP Referral Tracker Update

Posted on October 30, 2006
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I noticed recently that things with the referral tracker in the sidebar didn’t seem to be working right. For example, despite a crapload of incoming traffic in the Ze-slide, none of those ever got counted. I went to look at the site for the plugin and I realized that the current version is 1.0.6 and I was using 0.3.9 . The bummer is that to upgrade required migrating it to a new database table and losing all the old stats. So, as of this evening the clock is reset and we are starting over at Day 0. I’m still fiddling with configuration but we’ll get it straight soon enough.

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  1. Evil Genius Chronicles » BDP Referral Tracker Performance Woes on November 4th, 2006 11:05 am

    [...] A few days ago I upgraded my BDP Referral Tracker plugin for WordPress. That was a huge mistake. After I did, I began getting serious performance problems on my hosted box. Where before even with the recent spike of traffic that was many times baseline, the load on the box would stay below 1 almost all the time. After I upgraded the plugin, the average load climbed to between 3 and 5, and I observed it as high as 60 at one point. I disabled the plugin just out of self-defense. I think I’ll either downgrade back to the version I had or lose it altogether. The new plugin is much nicer but the SQL joins it does to do its work are hosing my box. I’ll go back to the rudimentary version with a single table that never made my server runaway, thanks. Posted by dave in weblogs (Permalink) [...]