The Key Play is running on new iron. Late Friday night I migrated TKP from the server that powered it since 2014. The old box was a 4 core I7 chip with 16 GB of RAM. The new box is a 16 core Dual Xeon chips with 128 GB of RAM. For non-technical TKPers, that's upgrading from Narduzzi to Fuente.
In addition, I upgraded its LAMP software stack to newer/latest releases. TKP now benefits from 5-plus years of modern code.
Things you should notice, emojis 😂 (thank you multi-byte UTF-8 MariaDB). TKP will eventually get zippier too. I need to monitor performance and adjust to take advantage of all the new horsepower, but hopefully the site does not buckle under load as it did during Clemson week. Please report any issues or feedback in the comments below.
A sincere thank you to everyone who visits and is a member of the community for forcing the upgrade. And to The Key Players Club for funding it. The next person to join TKPC will test that it actually works on the new environment. 😱