MacDailyNews and iPodDailyNews working on server issues

We are working to iron out issues with our new server setup and we hope you are now beginning to see improvement in both sites’ responsiveness now. Please let us know below.

This week, so far, when trying to access and update the site, we’ve felt like we were using original iMac G3/233 MHz machines running Mac OS X public beta via 56 kbps modem. Click. Wait. Click. Wait some more. Arrgggghhh! We’re sure you shared our frustration.

Thank you very, very much for your patience while the tweaking continues…

As those who’ve followed our travels from server to server know, MacDailyNews’ and iPodDailyNews’ current host, pMachine Hosting, uses servers that run Red Hat Linux and Apache. We have also used Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and FreeBSD in the past.

We probably will hit one or all of them again in the future – well, maybe not Mac OS 9. wink

Notice that we have never used a Windows-based server, nor will we ever. ‘Nix variants, when offered by a robust host with reasonable rates, are all in play, with Mac OS X, of course, being our primary choice when it’s available. This site was designed on Mac OS, the articles are written on machines running Mac OS X and we endorse Mac OS X completely for servers and many other uses. Because we use pMachine’s ExpressionEngine, we feel our best hosting choice by far is pMachine Hosting. MacDailyNews’ host server information is, as always, publicly available via Netcraft here.

Related MacDailyNews articles:
MacDailyNews and iPodDailyNews aim for speed with server upgrade this weekend – November 04, 2005

23 Comments

  1. The site seems to be responding the fastest since before the iPod nano release announcement when all the websites slowed to a crawl.

    Thanks for making it easier to access MDN.

    MDN word: value

  2. not that i ever post stuff off topic…..but could some one give me the incoming mail server that hotmail uses so I can sync my macos x mail with it…. or better yet just tell me how to access my hotmail account through my .mail…..and please, no crappy microcrap comments about using their $475 million mail service…atleast thats what i remember them paying for it. thank you in advance.

    mdn word….. need…. as in i need this information please.

    thank you , jarrett

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