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    Update checker?

    Hi,

    I am thinking of implementing an automatic update checker into the administration area, that will check against a value on my server for the latest version... the only thing is, I obviously don't want it to connect EVERY SINGLE TIME you log in... thats unnecessary bandwidth... and I fear it could get sky high very quickly!

    So, I thought about adding a date check, so that if the say is something like.. day 7, 14, 21 or 28, then check... thats slightly better, but then what could happen is EVERYONE would check on the same day... and that could put tremendous load on my server, no?

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    Store the date the user installed there script and then check for an update every 28 days or so from that date. Since people installed on different days then it spreads the load and also they won't need to check right away since they just got the latest.
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    Smarky: That's a GREAT idea! Why didn't I think of that myself!?

    Hehe thanks a lot!
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    yay I helped someone!

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    Haha... but no, that really is a good idea... and it will work well
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