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Site Update

MetalUnderground.com Has Moved To A New Server and Host

After a nearly day-long effort of migrating our massive database (over 6 years of data; 27,000+ news posts and articles, 5000+ bands and more) and getting things up and running, Metalunderground.com has moved to a new, more powerful server and new web host. This should mean all-around faster site responsiveness, even at peak times where the old server and bandwidth were barely capable.

This move has been a long time coming and I will be tweaking things for additional performance improvements in the weeks to come.

It may take a day or two for the DNS to propagate worldwide to the new server, so please don't bookmark the temporary URL if it does not read http://www.metalunderground.com - the temporary URL will not remain valid after this week.

If you do see any intermittent errors, please post a comment in this thread, as the email portion of our contact form may not be working properly for a few days as well.

Thanks for reading and for your time and patience in this matter. My apolgies for the down-time, but it should be worth it. Hopefully we'll all have a much improved experience here.

Back to the regularly scheduled metal news. \m/

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psythe's avatar

Writer, Reviewer

1. psythe writes:

I'm already noticing the faster load-time. When the change is made permanent, and everything's running smooth, this is gonna be great for the site and its' readers. Thanks.

# Jul 2, 2007 @ 7:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
zMETALlica's avatar

Senior News Correspondent

2. zMETALlica writes:

Finally! load times are so quick i already forget the slowness of yesterday...

# Jul 2, 2007 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
3. godlike writes:

\m/

# Jul 2, 2007 @ 8:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
4. WiseWiz writes:

sweetness

# Jul 2, 2007 @ 10:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
5. New Found Power writes:

anything that will improve metal underground is welcome with open arms

# Jul 2, 2007 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
6. FocusShift writes:

Awesome, Good work w/ the server switch guys. \m/

# Jul 2, 2007 @ 10:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Red_Chord's avatar

Member

7. Red_Chord writes:

Woah ! Such speed...I mean...woah ! I used to post and come bakc five minutes later but now...no need to. Thanks

# Jul 2, 2007 @ 10:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
8. Murderface writes:

Cool beans!

# Jul 3, 2007 @ 12:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
9. Pickles writes:

good job douchebag!

# Jul 3, 2007 @ 2:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
POISONPROPHET's avatar

Member

10. POISONPROPHET writes:

5 stars!!! It was good before - even better now!
This site is addictive, I couldn't stay away!
(I had to change my email address, do I need to open another account?)

# Jul 3, 2007 @ 4:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
11. Terminator writes:

good deal

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# Jul 3, 2007 @ 5:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Ethelred's avatar

Member

12. Ethelred writes:

its great that the speed of this website has been made better
it definitly benefits the readers

# Jul 3, 2007 @ 8:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
13. Kick Ass Duke writes:

much faster! High speed dirt!

# Jul 3, 2007 @ 9:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
deathbringer's avatar

Founder, owner & programmer

14. deathbringer writes:

Things seem to be working well so far. DNS has already updated for myself and many people I've talked to. If you are still seeing the temporary URL (non metalunderground.com due to redirect), please let me know. The only thing I noticed is that the gallery is all wacked out now because the directory dates have been wiped out in the move, so the sorting is off. I will be redoing the gallery in the near future as well though - it's long overdue already.

# Jul 3, 2007 @ 11:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
15. Black Mailer writes:

i had a heartattack when i saw that metalunderground was unavailable!! i was lost in the news of music... i almost died

# Jul 3, 2007 @ 1:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
16. me writes:

slipknot ruls

# Jul 3, 2007 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
POISONPROPHET's avatar

Member

17. POISONPROPHET writes:

I'm assuming the answer to my question is - no.

# Jul 3, 2007 @ 10:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
deathbringer's avatar

Founder, owner & programmer

18. deathbringer writes:

Nope, no need to create a new account just because your email has changed.

# Jul 3, 2007 @ 11:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
POISONPROPHET's avatar

Member

19. POISONPROPHET writes:

thanks.

# Jul 4, 2007 @ 2:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
20. deathmetalpat writes:

Much faster load time!

# Jul 8, 2007 @ 4:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
21. Edhead writes:

I thought I noticed it being faster, good job guys

# Jul 13, 2007 @ 2:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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