Technology Update - FirstShowing is Running on a New Server

July 11, 2010

Data storm - Herkie

I'm sure a few of you have noticed that we've been experiencing some tech troubles recently, with downtime and server lag issues, so we decided to fix all those problems once and for all change our server and web host to Liquid Web. As of now, our domain is pointed at the new server and the DNS updates are propagating throughout the world. However, since this is a pretty big update, if you notice anything out of the ordinary, anything that doesn't seem right, any tech problems, glitches, slow loadtimes, other website-related issues, please get in touch with Alex directly at this email. Let's debug this sucka' and get her running at full speed!

If you notice different versions of the site, with posts missing, that change back and forth, I suggest clearing your cache (for Windows or Mac) as that will help get you the new DNS information quicker. We are hoping that this new server will provide a more stable, faster, smoother, better viewing experience for all of you, our readers. We also hope that the transition to our new home was entirely flawless, but there are always minor hiccups and tweaks to be made, so please let us know if you find anything out of ordinary. We appreciate all feedback you provide. Coming up soon is Comic-Con! Awesome server photo courtesy of "Herkie" on Flickr.

Note About Comments: Due to the server switch, some comments may randomly disappear or reappear over the next day (Sunday) until we finish tweaking things. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause!

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Uhmm? Where are all the comments? .. Weirrd!!

Sakyo on Jul 11, 2010


^ Sorry about that, had to a fresh install from last night, no new comments since then, but we're up and running 100% now! Images should be working and everything!

Alex Billington on Jul 11, 2010


Yeah, I was just about to say everything's looking good for me now.

eric on Jul 11, 2010


I found it funny when I came here earlier and all the articles were from '09 a blast from the past.

imthinking.tyler on Jul 11, 2010


Still no pictures for iPod touch or Ipad, or is it just me?

Dandooo on Jul 11, 2010


iPad images work now.

Moon on Jul 11, 2010


Please, post specs from the new server for the geeky people 😀

Relay on Jul 11, 2010


Dont worry Alex... I have to do a full backup of my site one month ago too..and I know that do that thing sucks a lot..because is like clean all your house..I hate it.. >.< ..

Sakyo on Jul 11, 2010


No more email notifications for replies?

jake the snake on Jul 11, 2010


Wow, that new server in the image above looks intense! =O.

Sean on Jul 11, 2010


All the yellow wires on the server seems like it would give anybody a headache, just by looking at it for any amount of time!.

Sean on Jul 11, 2010


#7 - I think it's... Dual Xeon E5520 procs, 4GB RAM, two SAS drives in RAID 1, all the basics from there. #9 - No I had to take that out (bad plugin). Plus, we'll be transitioning to Disqus this week I believe, so notifications will be available through them soon.

Alex Billington on Jul 12, 2010


Does this mean FirstShowing will be getting more features with the server upgrade? I still think you should add a Weekend Box Office Report and I was thinking about FirstShowing adding a what's new for the week on DVD/BluRay feature. However with Blockbuster possibly getting rid of all their stores maybe a new feature should be what's new for the week on PPV/VOD? Or maybe do both? With these features FirstShowing could be the one stop blog for everything movies.

Craig on Jul 12, 2010


Everything back to normal.. Cool beans.

Dandooo on Jul 12, 2010


Everthing is working fine now .We'll be transitioning to Disqus this week I believe that would be nice .

joe_6285 on Jul 12, 2010

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