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Everything posted by andrewatfornax

  1. What would have helped would have been what the failure on the check step actually was! But it sounds like it was this. I see no reason why you can't run Revive Adserver using an AWS RDS - but the server you are installing on will still need an installation of PHP with MySQL support in it to be able to work.
  2. White page with no output generally means some kind of catastrophic error in generating the page output. Check you web server logs for errors explaining what and why!
  3. Hi Howard, No, no specific ideas - anything in your web server logs showing errors?
  4. What more would you want to do? Not sure I understand your issue - you create the zones, then add the banners, link them, and include the zones (in this case, via iframe) on your website...
  5. Is Wordpress escaping your JavaScript tags, so that when you insert the code from Revive Adserver into Wordpress, it's breaking the tags?
  6. Hi GavrilV4, Which settings are set, and what emails are not sent? Please help us to help you by asking specific questions (ideally, in their own topic, rather than adding to an existing thread). Thanks, Andrew
  7. Well, async loading is clearly a hot topic, so it's something to really think about for me in terms of perhaps including it on the roadmap. Just for my own sanity, though - given the complexity of async loading, and as Erik has mentioned, the risks it introduces in terms of cross-browser compatibility - why is it so important to you all (i.e. those +1ing above)? Why would async loading be any better than, say, putting your standard JS tags at the bottom of the page with appropriate CSS to position them? Is it just that this approach is too complex for most people to cope with, and you'd all rather have something that might not always work, but is less effort to think about in terms of just being able to drop into the site where you need the ads? Or am I missing something else? Thanks.
  8. Hi Gabriel, Thank you for the detailed update. Personally, I'd say that Revive Adserver getting delivery within a couple of percent is really good. Obviously, there are ways to make things better - but all of the ways that I can think of mostly involve ripping most of the guts of the entire product as it stands today apart, and starting again - which isn't currently something i"m planning on taking on in the near future! What's your view on that level of delivery accuracy? Something that's okay to live with, or utterly unacceptable from the product that really needs to be addressed? What do others following along think? Cheers, Andrew
  9. If you didn't have any remnant campaigns before (I assume so from the post) then you may need to wait a couple of weeks unfortunately before things improve - after 2 weeks, Revive Adserver uses a longer-term algorithm to predict the number of impressions in a zone, so it will take a while for the effect of having a remnant campaign active to come into effect. UPDATE: Just to help anyone reading old posts via a Google search, Revive Adserver no longer requires "a couple of weeks" to learn and predict traffic. It uses a simpler approach now, and waiting a few weeks won't make any difference to how well Revive Adserver delivers.
  10. Possible causes could include click fraud or bots. You may want to know about: http://www.openxtips.com/2010/04/tip-44-blocking-statistics-by-ip-address-and-user-agent/
  11. And we managed to get this all fixed, so, Revive Adserver can be made to work, no secret code changes were required :-)
  12. Try: http://documentation.revive-adserver.com/display/DOCS/Plugins+Missing+or+Disabled ?
  13. Anything in the logs about table locks preventing access? Although, even then, the next time maintenance runs, it should "catch up" the missing hour, assuming the data was logged in the first place. Can you confirm that stats did exist? Any pattern to missing hours that you have noticed?
  14. Some kind of PHP cache engine or other PHP plugin/extension? Not something that I have ever come across, though...
  15. So, just so I understand - you want the URL that users will be directed to, which will be off your site, to include a parameter that is not known to Revive Adserver? i.e.: User logs into your site and gets a session ID. User clicks on a banner. User is sent to remote site using URL www.example.com?session=ID Is that right? If so, I think the only way to do that is to have your site modify the JS invocation code before that code is output to the user's browser. I don't think there is any way to do this natively with Revive Adserver.
  16. Drop me a PM and let's see if we can't get you sorted out. I may have some time over the next few evenings to be able to help if you're still stuck.
  17. Not yet, although we're working on documentation and a section on delivery options has just gone live - geo delivery options should come soon.
  18. Yep, the MaxMind GeoIP plugins let you do that.
  19. Thanks, let us know how things go after you've unlinked old campaigns etc. and let us know if that has improved things...
  20. Does this still happen in later versions? Just wondering if this is still a bug that needs fixing?
  21. I have a feeling that, depending how the direct selection has been configured, the code may well happily ignore anything like if the campaign is active or has limits or not, and deliver the banner(s) that you've said you really want to deliver. Can you provide more details on how you're doing the direct selection please?
  22. Sorry, I forget I know what OI is, but not everyone else. OI = Operation Interval. If you're running just once an hour (and it's configured to 60 minutes, which it will be unless you have been fiddling in the config file), then that's fine. I wonder if that bug is really really fixed? I wrote a lot of the prioritisation code back in the OpenX days, and I would be a lot of fun to be able to completely re-build it all from scratch, and see if it could be made better. Maybe when I win the lottery :-)
  23. Most likely reason I think for something breaking with the upgrade is incorrect permissions on the filesystem, or a corrupted database....?
  24. The only way I think I will ever be able to figure these reports out is if someone who has the problem is willing to give me login access to their server. I simply don't see these PHP warning issues, even with old versions of PHP, because the Revive Adserver code specifically tells PHP to not worry about these. So, there's something in people's setup that prevents this happening - but unfortunately, I have no idea what.
  25. So (I guess) cpanel has some kind of issue with that being the case, and you need to fix it!
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