Vatstats.net aims to be the ultimate pilot resource for flight data and history. Designed to provide a complete and highly functional experience to view statistics relating to the VATSIM network.
We're a small team of enthusiasts who fly on the network ourselves, but also work in web design and server management. We'll be delivering the very best experience that we can for pilots wanting to monitor the numbers behind their CID.
Harry Cope: Logo, web design and
and web design
Nick Harasym (1115151): Backend
functions, data storage and logic
If you need to get in touch with us then please click the 'contact' tab at the top of this modal window to access our contact form.
We've put a lot of work in to improving our network to avoid even the smallest amount of downtime or slow data retreval speeds. All cached data is now load-balanced and served across three servers - nyc-web1, nyc-web2 and nyc-web3 - by a redundant pair of load-balancing servers - nyc1-lbprimary and nyc1-lbstandby - that work at the core of our network by distributing requests from visitors using IPs that are moved dynamically. nyc1-lbstandby is our backup and had a failover time of around 3-5 seconds if anything goes wrong.
Actual flight data is stored across three seperate Galera database servers which are in themselves each specialised: nyc1-mariadb1 imports controller and pilot data straight from VATSIM (as well as keeping this data clean); nyc1-mariadb-2 processes data (e.g. 'estimated time of arrival' and 'distance travelled' for flights) and also manages long-term data sets such as total number of flights, pilots and controllers; nyc1-mariadb-3 is responsible for packaging backups and exporting them.
All data is now backed up hourly and snapshots of data will be kept indefinitely for the purposes of tracking long-term statistics. All data is backed up off-site to locations in Europe and the US - Backblaze's 'B2 Cloud Storage' and a secondary backup server will handle the majority of backup data.
Our systems are monitored by Zabbix and Sentry.
For obvious reasons we cannot be 100% transparent about the way our network and code is set up, but if you have any questions we'll endeavor to answer them via the contact form.
Contact stuff goes here.
Please use the email that you used when signing up with VATSIM.