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Server Upgrades Complete, MacRumors Now Snappier

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Nov 13, 2007.

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    MacRumors has successfully transitioned to 5 new dedicated servers, replacing our existing servers.

    The upgrades were prompted by the growing popularity of the site and especially our forums which also power the comment section on all news and rumor stories. Beyond the usual daily traffic, launch event (Macworld, iPhone, Leopard) days generally see a burst of traffic which can cause "server busy" messages to appear.

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  2. macrumors 601


    Congratulations! This is great news.

    Makes my Safari seem snappier…

  3. macrumors 65816


    Woot. First Safari is snappier.. now MacRumors is snappier. Does that make it snappier^2?
  4. macrumors regular

    MacRumors runs entirely on OS X Server, right? Right? ;)
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Wow.. it IS snappier!
  6. macrumors 6502

    Are we using the new G5 Powerbook servers?

    Definitely seems snappier to me! Good work.
  7. macrumors regular


    keep up the good work.
  8. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    fyi, we're on Clovertown-based servers with softlayer.com. Not running on Mac OS X, however. They run variants of Linux.

    Other Notes

    - Forum search should be much better now with some advanced options being tested.
    - You may see some forum slowness weekly at 4:30am EST on Sunday when our full database backup takes place. Incremental backups are taken throughout the week which shouldn't affect performance.

  9. macrumors regular


    though the front page says there is only one comment on this page. zero before i posted...
  10. macrumors 68000


    5 years later, still the best Mac News/Rumors site. And now it is faster too!

    Job well done Arn.
  11. macrumors 68040


    We need a better word because snappier is an understatement.:cool:
  12. macrumors 68000


    Great work! It is VERY snappy.
  13. macrumors Penryn


    I like the new sub-forums.
  14. macrumors newbie

    great job, it IS snappier! keep it up. i'm glad you guys are getting more popular, you deserve it! :D
  15. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    front page is cached, so comment count numbers may be delayed by 15 minutes.

  16. macrumors member


    It's always good to hear about improvements. Congratulations.
  17. macrumors 68020


    Nice and snappy
  18. macrumors 6502


    This upgrade was needed I was getting a lot of server busy. This at times that are opposite the US.
  19. macrumors regular

    I'm waiting for the first downvote.
  20. macrumors member

    Excellent power boost to the site. First site I check when I get home from work. Thanks!
  21. macrumors 603


    I just think it is phunnie they declared it "snappier", especially since it is more so on my install of Safari. :D

  22. macrumors 68030


    way to go Arn!!

    This is my favorite website, and has been for years.

    I really should donate.

  23. macrumors 6502a


    kind of a bummer... good PR lost. At least its not IIS or something though ;)
  24. macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    still needs more cowbell
  25. macrumors 6502a

    After the upgrade, Safari seems snappier. :D

    After the upgrade, Safari seems snappier. :D

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