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Server Upgrades Complete, MacRumors Now Snappier

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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.

These upgrades should allow the forums to continue functioning smoothly in face of ongoing growth.

Readers are encouraged to visit and participate in our Forums. There are a number of areas of interest, including:

Help and Advice
- Mac Basics and Help
- Buying Tips and Advice

Product Specific Forums
- Mac Pro
- MacBook and MacBook Pro
- iPhone Discussion
- iPod Touch Discussion
- Mac OS X

Special Interest Forums
- Design and Graphics
- Digital Photography
- Digital Video
- Digital Audio
- Web Design and Development

User organized activities and projects
- Nike+ Challenges - monthly Nike+ running challenges.
- iChat 4.0 Effects: Hologram effect, Invisible effect, Hologram, Upside Down effects (installation instructions)
- Picture Gallery
- Community Forums

A full list of forums can be viewed at the forum home and real-time live postings can be followed at spy.macrumors.com

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arn

macrumors god
Staff member
Apr 9, 2001
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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.

arn
 

ruckus

macrumors regular
Oct 19, 2005
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though the front page says there is only one comment on this page. zero before i posted...
 

muaddib420

macrumors newbie
May 15, 2007
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great job, it IS snappier! keep it up. i'm glad you guys are getting more popular, you deserve it! :D
 

arn

macrumors god
Staff member
Apr 9, 2001
15,528
4,063
though the front page says there is only one comment on this page. zero before i posted...

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

arn
 

Sunrunner

macrumors 6502a
Nov 27, 2003
599
2
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.

arn

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