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Server Transition
LunarSpotlight  2016/10/12



Greetings, listeners.

Last weekend during Live #49, we mentioned we were starting the transition process in moving to a new web server. At this point, this has been mostly completed, but with a few tangles which we are still combing out.

Most notably, there are two independent station servers this week; the original server and the new one. This small overlap gives us a chance to inform listing services such as TuneIn, Anime Music Radio, etc. about where to look for our station since the IP changes with the move. Next weekend (10/15/2016), the original station server will be shut off and we will be 100% on the new server.

This transition comes after experiencing recurring issues with our previous provider's service and billing. We asked the community via a Twitter post back in June about this, and the consensus was to try to ride out the issues and see if they improved. But once our provider started billing us for services we didn't order, we decided to jump ship.

The new server is hosted in Quebec, Canada and offers roughly 7-8x the bandwidth capacity that the old server did. That means the new server can carry 700 - 800 simultaneous listeners. So basically, as long as their service is good, we will likely remain on our new server for good. I mean, we would have to get almost as popular as AnimeNFO before having to worry about bandwidth. Crazy, right?

As far as the Live Info system that I'm sure people are wondering about, Nano and I have been working every evening since the move to get things ironed out. The server move forced us to update roughly 1800 lines of legacy code across more than 200 files which help to serve the website and station. Frankly, the fact that we have a station that's working and a website that you can browse is nearly a miracle. So please bear with us this week as we patch things back up, and we'll be back to normal status before long.

Thanks for listening! ~