First and foremost, allow me to explain what is an invalid traffic. As defined by Google, an invalid traffic comprises of any clicks or impressions that may artificially inflates the publisher’s earnings.
e.g. Using a bot to click on the ads, Repeated ad clicks by one or more users, Using a proxy or VPN to click on the ads, etc.
Last month, we noticed there was a staggering amount of 20% invalid traffics. While we appreciate the goodwill behind your action, we’d advice against repeated ad clicks for the sake of generating revenue. It is actually doing more harm than good.
In the worst case scenario, we might even get suspended from the advertising program. If that were to happen, we’d be losing our source of revenue, and that spells the end of Re:Library.
Thank you all kindly for your understanding.
We have just ended our trial period this week. The tests have shown favorable result. Although there were many ups and downs during the first few weeks of the trial period, the site has been running smoothly for a while now after we pin down some of the most troublesome issues. Therefore, we’ll be moving our site from the trial server to the official server soon, preferably on tomorrow afternoon if everything went smoothly.
There shouldn’t be any downtime during the move, but if any unexpected issue occur, we expect there to be a little downtime.
This move wouldn’t have been possible if not for the kind soul supporting us on Patreon, and to everyone who turned off their Adblocker while reading on our site. So once again, allow us to offer our most heartfelt gratitude to the sponsors and supportive readers.
Though we may just be a fledgling translation group on the verge of rising, Re:Library is definitely growing. Today, I am happy to announce that a new translator has just joined our library! Give a round of applause to traveller2694 and Otherworld Nation Founding Chronicles!
After many years of reading translations, traveller2694 thought it’s time to return something to the community so he looked into this series. However, what he found was only found the machine translations, so as a fan of the series, he decided to re-translate it from the beginning.
The “Otherworld Nation Founding Chronicles” is a Japanese web novel written by Passing Villagers (通りすがりの村人), it is a story about a boy who was reborn in another world and build a kingdom all the way from the scratch.
Starting as the Leader of the Orphan ⇒ Village Chief ⇒ Head of a Great Clan ⇒ King of a Nation ⇒ Emperor
Well, this is a rather embarrassing story. It was smooth sailing for a while since we moved to the new server, but soon after I told a “friend” that our site was not experiencing any downtime since the move, our site crashed exactly one day later.
The cause of the downtime was an overload of PHP requests that crashed the PHP. According to statistics, there were hundreds of thousands of PHP requests within few seconds. It could be a badly configured server, but since it happened in two consecutive days and at roughly the same time, there’s a high possibility that we might be under attack by hostile parties.
We won’t deny the possibility that it might be a scheduled process from our server that somehow overloaded the PHP, however unlikely that is, so we looked into it and found that there’s no scheduled process in that time frame.
With that said, we will keep DDoS Protection enabled for a foreseeable future. If that actually helps…
Heh… heh-heh-heh… heh-heh-heh-heh-heh…
…… ahem… Pardon me, I was just utterly shocked at how much memory our site is actually consuming.
Our site was able to survive on a 256MB shared hosting server, albeit just barely, so we thought moving to a 1GB Virtual Private Server was more than enough, but lo and behold, our website alone is already consuming 1.3~1.7GB of the memory! And that’s not all, with the OS caching, monitoring, and Web admin control panel, it consumed up to 3GB of memory at most. Continue reading Scheduled Maintenance (Completed)
I feel like a hegemon who keeps targeting new translators lately. First, it was KonnoAren. Next, it was Sarah. And now, it’s Refresh Translations!
Refresh Translations is a fledgling translation team consists of a two-person cousin team who enjoy anime, manga, and reading light/web novels. As per our agreement, they agreed to host their translated stories on Re:Library in a collaboration effort. They will rightfully remain an individual group of their own devices, and Re:Library do not possess any exclusive rights to their translated contents.
Anyways, the story they will be bringing us today is Aspirations for Beauty and Nation! It is a war story similar to “A Step into the Past” or “Anatolia Story” without the actual historical basis itself. I hope everyone will enjoy their work!
Just a heads up, we will attempt another server migration sometime today. Again, we don’t expect there to be any downtime if everything goes smoothly, but in the event that something unexpected happen again, we might be experiencing slight downtime.
Give a big round of applause to Sarah, the first female translator here at Re:Library!!
*Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap!*
We are happy to announce that a new translator will be joining our library. Sarah here started her translating career just recently and she is currently an editor for RaisingTheDead translation team.
The story she will be bringing us today is Magic Language written by Tora Koneko. It is a heart-warming story of a university student reincarnating in a world where the Magic Language is Japanese. If you like Death March, you might find this to your liking too!
As announced last night, we tried to move our site to a bigger server to counter the lack of resource usage. However, as soon as we moved the site to the new server, the whole server went down when we enabled it. We also noticed that it was consuming more than 90% of the resources, even though the new server is 4x bigger than the current one.
So we came to the conclusion that we are indeed getting some form of DDoS attack. There were also a lot of login attempts, probably someone trying to hack into an admin account and whatnot. For now, we’ve moved the site back to the old server and Amaranthine will continue to diagnose the issue.
Will post an announcement again before the next Scheduled Maintenance.
In approximately 2-3 hours after this post is published, we will be moving this site to a new server. It is a server borrowed from Amaranthine. He said he will lend us the server space for about 1 and a half month for the test run.
After we got enough test data from the trial run, we will then decide on how much server space to buy and which host to choose from.
We don’t expect there to be any downtime during the move, but we should always expect the unexpected. The site did went haywire the last time we tried to move. So just giving everyone a heads-up in case the site did go down again several hours later.