Server Upgrades Complete, MacRumors Now Snappier

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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