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New Server and long downtime around 1st June

Hi everyone

We have made a good deal with our hosting provider to get hold of a quad-core server that is powerful enough to deal with the massive traffic we'll experience after launch day.

It is basically the same as having the two dual-core servers we were originally hoping to get, but rolled into one box. The cost has ended up the same as we were expecting for two smaller servers, but we have gained a huge benefit - Unmetered Bandwidth. This means that no matter how much user traffic we get, we pay the same fee every month. There is no limit or cost for data transferred to or from our server. This is the holy grail for a high bandwidth graphics-intensive site like ours.

It may take a couple of days to move over to the new server. The site will be offline during this time, so expect several days downtime starting around the 1st of June (or even a little bit earlier).

Once the new server goes online we'll be running some final tests and updates before opening the floodgates to let in the public hordes.

*freaking out*

Starling
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Zeikcied
7 years, 1 month ago
Woo! ^_^

I can't wait to finally publicize this site. :)

Will we be part of the post-move testing and stuff?  Or will that be all internal?
starling
7 years, 1 month ago
Post move testing is just more Beta testing. So yeah you guys are all part of it!
TiberiusRings
7 years, 1 month ago
Aww, don't worry too much, Starling. <3 Everything seems to be going fine.  
starling
7 years, 1 month ago
But but but.. people will come and USE the site and break things and make us have to actually Moderate and stuff! Let's just stay private beta forever! :D
TiberiusRings
7 years, 1 month ago
<3 But you'll have FUN!  I know you will.  
GreenReaper
7 years ago
Let's not and say we did, like Google.

Besides, I've already been moderating! :-p
Sho
Sho
7 years, 1 month ago
I'm pretty sure we hit most of those bugs. =3 Most of the people will like the site and I think they (the artists) will enjoy how effortless it is to sell prints and digital copies and such. =D And because of that I bet they'll do most of the advertising for us. >=3
Keto
7 years, 1 month ago
I CANNNOOOOT WAIT. :3
starling
7 years, 1 month ago
I'm glad yer excited! :3
StarChildebrite
7 years, 1 month ago
I'm excited!  Best wishes, and I'll be praying for the best.  I want to lay down a blessing for this site, if that is ok.  I know it sounds silly, but blessings are used for maiden voyages of boats, trains, planes; new homes, new lives, etc...
starling
7 years ago
Sure! Although we might avoid the tradition of breaking a bottle of champagne against the hull. o.o;
StarChildebrite
7 years ago
LOL.  XD  Now I might need to draw something like that.
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