Avatar.Viper007Bond.com Killed

Sorry, but I’ve had to kill my public image rotating script. So far this month, it had gotten over 180,000 hits (in the whole last month, only 140,000 hits were made) which resulted in WAY too many open connections to the site at once. While that was very little bandwidth, it was still way too many people trying to access the script at once and my host had to kill it as it was starting to affect other people on my shared server.

It’s a real shame too as I had already completed about 1/2 of the complete recode of it. Perhaps one day I’ll bring it back up as an invitation only service for use on non-high traffic sites, but not for now (busy with other things).

And for those who have no clue what I’m talking about, I had a script located at http://avatar.viper007bond.com/ where after signing up, you could enter the URLs to some images hosted elsewhere. Then you’d use a URL given to you by the script as your avatar or sig on forums and my script, when called, would redirect people to one of your URLs. Basically, it was an image rotator.

Sorry guys.

37 thoughts on “Avatar.Viper007Bond.com Killed

  1. It’s only like 1/4 done and it’s going on the back burner now due to this and because I want to get the new theme for my site done plus some other coding.

    Just sign up for some free PHP hosting and see the above code snippets. 😉

  2. Hey, any chance of you releasing the code you actually used? The part you showed up there is great for a single user, but I’d like to be able to offer the same service as you did on my server, at least for users of my forum.


  3. No, the code was horrible. It was really poorly coded and was written when I was first learning PHP many years ago.

    As for the recode I was working on, all that’s done is the GUI, so that wouldn’t be of much use to you either.

    Sorry. :/

  4. But could you possibly post it anyway? I’d like to be able to see it, and possibly redo it if needs be. If nothing else it’d be a good learning exercise for me to play with it for a while =P

    Pwetty please?

  5. Yeah, but I was more wondering how you set the .htaccess for each user, to make the image redirect to the script: or can you set it so any image in the folder redirects there?

  6. That sig rotator u showed doesnt work. i need one for a forum and i dont have a site to upload it onto. i only use imageshack and i cant upload that with it.

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