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ASTRAPI

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  • Data Conversion
  • Long Term Projects

About My Services

Do you have small, medium or high traffic forum? High server load problems? Need more security? No problem i can take care of it!

I can offer the bellow services and provide to your forum performance, security and stability !

2mrtocl.png Server performance optimizations 34sgwut.png Server security optimizations 5efh8l.png Database performance optimizations nwbmlz.png Sphinx search installation and configuration  ay3hvr.png Forum migration from one server to another 2gxe9nb.png Fully automated mysqlhotcopy/XtraDB backups wlby4o.png OPENDKIM signed emails 1zbtmv4.png Malware detection with email alerts 2cpqe4o.png High Availability Proxy  11jx9w7.png MariaDB Galera Cluster database replication  x3979u.png GlusterFS files replication 2efj9zt.png Cpanel Nginx performance acceleration.

Most used services:

a0grj8.jpg Clean install on Centos 64Bit - NGINX - MARIADB - PHP-FPM - OPCACHE - MEMCACHE - PAGESPEED Module - CSF Firewall - PhpMyAdmin - SPDY(for https)

j9yh5s.png One time optimization for your existing setup fixing high server load.

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1z21rpc.png Monthly administration for your server updating system/software and keep server secure.

5b1wg5.png If you need any help/service please send me a personal message (PM).

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Customer reviews for ASTRAPI

andavis

  • 5
   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Excellent service!

Our forums was slow and we used old technologies so after all that great reviews we hired ASTRAPI for a new setup from scratch.

Amazing communication and all happened without any downtime ! 

The speed of our forums now is unbelievable. He knows all the tricks and even if we did a research we didn't have any idea about Php Profile Guided Optimization and other super tricks. Dual ssl certificates with auto renew is another amazing trick.

He is amazing and he knows very well how to make a forum super fast !!! Super stable and super secure !

We recommend him 100% ! 

Thank you ASTRAPI !

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sulervo

  • 5
   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Excellent service! Now I have a hyper fast new server with all the latest technology and maintenance contract of course :)

Everything happened very fast. Can't be more pleased.

Thank you ASTRAPI! 

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d2dyno

  • 3
   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

For any project beyond simple, I cannot recommend ASTRAPI.

We decided to hire an optimizer for IPS, as I was overwhlemed with all the solutions and advice given. Having seen ASTRAPI post often on the forums, I figured we would try his services. We are a mid-large community, and have many custom needs and redirects setup.

To start, I was told 'I can't do that' or 'just trust me' multiple times, after specifying certain things we required. This was annoying, but I decided to suck it up and work on those items myself later. One of the key points was not being able to make any more ssh accounts (!!!) for other users that manage the server with me. I did this very easily on my own thankfully.

Moving to migration process, our site had a 40 minute downtime, because ASTRAPI did not properly account for HSTS and needing to move the old server's certs to re-setup https. A test version of the site was left in place days after the migration, which I had to tell him to remove. We later had another SSL issue, because our old server's certs expired. Come to find out, ASTRAPI never setup letsencrypt to auto-renew after we got everything working. Another 20 minutes of downtime.

While I enjoy knowing someone who knows IPS has set all my webserver settings, I cannot say I was pleased with the overall experience.

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mtlurb

  • 5
   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

I reached out to ASTRAPI to help me on a couple of sites I have, he gave great recommendation and and prompt service.

I was surprised by the speed of his work and reachability, always there to help if there's a question.

Moreover, the scope of the work to be done was clear and he made sure everything was done as agreed on.

The sites are working way beyond expectations and I am super happy (as my forum members).

He is highly recommended! Thanks again ASTRAPI!

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mark2012

  • 5
   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

I have hired Dimitris today for solving a problem related to my server and he did an incredible job. I am very happy with his services, he was fast, good communication. Definetly gonna work with him again.

ASTRAPI is a great choice.

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Steph40

  • 5
   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

He has built my server from the ground up with everything I need. It would have taken me days to achieve a lot less then what he did in less then a day.

My new server is super fast and responsive. He has set everything perfect, centos 7, nginx, php 7.2, memcached, cloudflare and more.

Now I can sleep knowing that everything will work.

You need to setup a new server, contact Astrapi.

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AlexWright

  • 5
   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Our site recently needed more processing power, as 8 GB of ram wasn't supporting our needs with usage spikes maxing that out. I was quite out of my depth in dealing with a full dedicated server, as I've only ever worked with cPanel/WHM on a VPS running CentOS7. I contacted Astrapi, as I had seen his signature and multiple good things around the forums here with IPS. He is extremely professional, and working with him was a pleasure! Immediate and constant communication, detailing everything he was doing and when. He was even able to migrate a barely used Wordpress site from the VPS as well (it's a guild website for an MMORPG). He handled all of our requests, even setting server backups! We are extremely pleased with his services, and would not hesitate to request his help again. If the star ratings would go higher than 5, he'd easily earn them.

Thanks again, @ASTRAPI!

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Chatgroup

  • 5
   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Helped us migrate away from a provider which was absolutely holding us hostage.

The new server is running fastastic and is lightning quick where before we were getting errors constantly.

Contact without any hesitation if you have any questions, very honest and forthcoming! :)

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prcdc

  • 5
   2 of 3 members found this review helpful 2 / 3 members

One of the best server admins i have ever worked with. We had a site which was high traffic and without ASTRAPI's help we were doomed. He not only setup our server and migrated it went flawless. 0 down time. Great price and our IPS system has never ran smoother and had faster load times than ever before! Amazing work! Everyone should have this guy setup their dedicated/VPS system before using IPS. He's a pro!!! PM me if you don't believe me =)

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TackleUnderground

  • 5
   2 of 3 members found this review helpful 2 / 3 members

Excellent services!

We had some serious security problems with our community, as well as some performance issues. ASTRAPI got right to work within just minutes of sending him a message.

Just a few short hours later our forums were running like a top and all of the mess related to security was cleaned up completely.

I highly recommend his work!

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seanzol

  • 5
   2 of 3 members found this review helpful 2 / 3 members

The difference in our site's performance before and after his work is astounding. I highly recommend his optimization services!

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Cyboman

  • 5
   2 of 3 members found this review helpful 2 / 3 members

I can confirm all the positive reviews above. I contracted ASTRAPI for a fresh server setup and ongoing maintenance as my former admin has a new occupation. ASTRAPI was really fast and managed to get the performance and security optimizations done during a weekend. Now we are online again after a really bad downtime of nearly a month of struggling with server, applications, database ad IPS issues. Every question was handled and answered via easy skype communication. So far I can totally recommend his services and I’m very glad to have a professional expert on my side for the future! Thanks a lot.

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alexxis

  • 5
   5 of 6 members found this review helpful 5 / 6 members

I've found ASTRAPI just because of his signature on this forum, and after a short time of communication with him, I've understood, that he is a right person to help us with our board. I didn't search for any other sysadmins more, and I didn't regret at all!

First, he provided to us his prompt service with our board's server performance optimization (it has been never optimized, so sometimes the page load took 30 seconds on our board!). And after just an hour, we were surprised to see such an excellent result: the pages opened very fast, the board was stable and there were no error appeared anymore.

His success in the first service shows us, that he can do lots of things, besides, he was continuously replying on all our questions related to server even after his job was completed, so we decided to hire ASTRAPI for the second, much more complicated and responsible task : forum transfer to a different, better server.

For an adequate price he provided to us the Clean installation service with all the necessary install required, so we even didn't need to touch or to do anything!

After his work, we even cannot believe, that our board can run fly so fast when browsing it!

Now we are considering to ask for his monthly administration service, which should help us to spend more time with the forum stuff, and don't waste it on the software/server part. 

In common, his main advantages are as following:

  • fast responses through Skype (we had a feeling, that he was always by our side, when we needed his help/advice)
  • honest to his clients: sharing all the necessary information, including possible risks, in advance
  • high skills level in all the service he provides.
  • very reliable guy
  • adequate price, ready to help even after his paid work is done.
  • clear explanations of all the stuff we don't understand/don't know.
  • if you are short of time, ASTRAPI is a great choice: he can save your time by taking care of all the necessary preparations by himself, so you won't need to stay online all the time and wait for his work to be finished.

Disadvantages:

  • no minuses found.

We are happy and glad to meet ASTRAPI !

Thank you for all your help provided!

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Duken

  • 5
   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Good technical. At first he helped me out on: 

 

Then i contacted him by PM for help. I did a lot of troubleshooting installing memcache but it never worked. He did his magic in a dutch Plesk interface ;) and had Memcache running. 

Great help and great support. A guy you can trust!

I was running:
Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS‬ with Plesk 12.5.30 and PHP 5.6.24 FastCGI-toepassing

I recommend him to everyone that needs help setting up his server. :thumbsup:

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sasiko

  • 5
   3 of 4 members found this review helpful 3 / 4 members

he helped me optimize an outdated config of mysql and fpm. it helped with the server load alot. Fast responses and he has work dedication. if something isnt working correctly he would check and investigate. He is not like those typical hourly rated sysadmin you find on webhostingtalk.com who count by the hours and stop communicating after hours has been reached. 

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EricT

  • 5
   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

I have a dedicated server running with Centos. 

I gave him ssh root access and he made some optimization on the server, databases and installed and configured memcache
He resolved some problems I had on the server too

All is done with a great communication (even if my english is bad)

I recommend !
 

 

 

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Natea

  • 5
   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

He migrate my site from SharedHost to a new VPS.

Setup and Optimize all things I need (Nginx, php-fpm 5.6, zend opcache with memcache, cloudflare, etc), and my site now runs like a charm! Very fast and feels secure.

I'm very happy!

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JEFF MACK

  • 5
   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

A few weeks back I was having issues with my web host and not feeling secure with how my server was doing.  I was researching hosts, etc and then when actually responding to other posts here in this forum I came across some good posts about performance from the member @ASTRAPI 

https://invisionpower.com/profile/116854-astrapi/

and the consulting they do for setting up the forum on servers.  I sent ASTRAPI a PM and got a very quick response.  We had a decent conversation about what I had and what my setup is like.  Anyhow, I took the plunge and went all in with them. Service has been fantastic.  

He pointed me to a solid host and a solid server that was in my budget.  Then he installed this type of setup.

  • Nginx with dynamic modules support
  • maraiDB 10.1
  • php fpm 5.6
  • multiple pools for internal load balancing
  • csf firewall
  • Memcache

Very diligent about contacting me about doing updates, so when there are new security fixes available he is right on it. Responses are very quick and he loves to do this stuff, really gets into it and wants to make sure you site is performing well and secure.  Feel free to write me if you have any questions.  I was very happy with their service and will be setting up others serves with them as well.

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Real Hal9000

  • 5
   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Great Pro who never settles until he optimized the last bit of the server. constant updating with latest fixes. Top choice.

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ABGenc

· Edited by ABGenc

  • 5
   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Doing tests before upgrading to IPS4 Suite, I was wondering if my server was requiring any tuning. I have contacted Astrapi and he helped me tuning the server in just an hour.

Now the test site feels much faster and in case I need more tuning, Astrapi will exactly be the one I will consult.

So I would recommend Astrapi for anyone who needs help for security or server issues because his main goal is helping you and solving the problem while informing you through out the process with excellent communication.

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Oisann

  • 5
   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Astrapi did an awsome job setting up our VPS server and installing IPS Community Suite for us. 

We recommend him for any server job. Thank you, Astrapi! 

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Muddy Boots

  • 5
   3 of 4 members found this review helpful 3 / 4 members

Well coming from an Apache world and never having used Nginx, Astrapi agreed to install a test VPS for IPB4 RC's for me to have a play with - consisting of Nginx, MariaDB, PHPFPM, OpCache, MemCache, CSF, PhpMyAdmin and PageSpeed

I set up a CentOS 7 vanilla server for him and gave him root access

He had it all done in around 60 minutes or less and after running through all the configs he had done (after a bit of reading up on Nginx) 

All i can say is he did an excellent job and i would have no trouble recommending his services

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geohatz

  • 5
   8 of 10 members found this review helpful 8 / 10 members

We had some serious high load server problems and we hire Astrapi.He is a very kind person and high skills admin.
He optimize Nginx, Mysql, ZendOpcache and Memcache and he did some kernel optimizations.Since then we never got even server load 1.

Vps or dedicated doesn't matter he will do it !

We recommend him to everyone that need serious performance and security !

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