View Full Version : Article: Server news : downloads disabled for unregistered users

Apr 03, 2018, 03:01
I have some bad news about the servers. :sad:
Nothing overly dramatic though.

With our ever growing user base, we're currently hitting our dedicated servers limit with a bandwidth commonly approaching 1TB every day. So we had to disable the downloads for unregistered users since their download accelerators and other aggressive scripts were impacting the site performance dramatically. Last week we have received thousands crawling error reports indicating the servers were completely overloaded.

Right now we don't have enough money to upgrade the servers further, that would add thousands dollars every year on top of the current fees. But from what I understand, with proper code optimizations we should be able to handle twice more users without a server upgrade. But we will need the assistance of specialists and that will require a lot of money, probably around 500USD at the very least. So we're starting a fund raising. Please donate now. :flowers:

Donate (registered users) (https://mugenarchive.com/forums/payments.php) and benefit from VIP privileges (https://mugenarchive.com/forums/announcement.php?a=2) now
Donate (unregistered users) (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=MK45QJTHN42WA)

The more you donate the faster we'll be able to restore the service with full functionalities. Thank you. :flowers:

Apr 03, 2018, 06:00
Ok Diz. I know u got my pm..

Apr 03, 2018, 20:17
I just want to reassure everyone, the site isn't in a bad financial situation, we can pay the server fees just fine, it's just we can't afford more powerful and expensive servers at the moment. Donations will help to make the site super fast thanks to code optimizations, and the servers will be able to handle much more users simultaneously without lagging.

Apr 04, 2018, 10:07
No more downloads for unregistered guests.
Afaik, I am registered user here.