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DOBBY IS DOWN! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

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Team! Dobby is down! This is not a drill. I was just alerted to this. We’re fixing it ASAP! — 6:28 PM. 6:33 PM – Arul from our amazing service provider, BigWetFish is currently investigating the issue. 6:35 PM – Arul form BigWetFish got Dobby back up! Alright! Here’s what happened. Some of the¬†httpd process hanged out for a bit. Basically Dobby had some friends over...

Winky is down / File Upload Storage Server

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As of 8:40 PM PST we were notified that Winky has fallen. Dobby sent me a message and I immediately put NickPic.Host in mainentance mode for stability reasons. During this time I am making sure no files are damaged. If any are, I will reach out. I will be checking up on the health of Winky. We took the main website down at 8:41 PM, in a 1 minute response time. Winky is our file server, for just...

CDN Notes

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Good evening readers! In an effort to remain transparent, I am going to share my findings on CDN’s. We have talked about this a few times before. But, not to the detail of the statistics as I’m going into now. We used to use MaxCDN, and their first byte time and speed was amazing for North America and crucial to our growth. Recently I switched to KeyCDN. When trying to cancel MaxCDN I...

Quick maintenance for feature testing

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We’re currently doing a quick maintenance to test out a new feature! Trust us on this! ūüôā More info soon! Meanwhile, I believe you all have seen the new maintenance page. I hope you enjoy the new appearance of it. I worked on making it match everything we stand for. If you get the reference +1 to you!
Here’s a preview:

Update: Our feature test was a failure. ūüôĀ

Benchmarks

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Happy Thursday everyone! We’re almost to the weekend, well, you guys are! I have a six day work week ahead of me. But, at least that’s overtime, right? So, when I get home from work I go back to… WORK! On NickPic.Host working hard to keep everything running smoothly and stable. You may have noticed a few unannounced Excuse our Stardust pages while we’re doing upgrades...

Internal Upgrades

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Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well! I am! I just got an awesome ticket for a concert by Nine Inch Nails. I know, you probably don’t like them, but, I do! They’re doing a surprise performance in my city and I got a ticket! Woo! Anyways, thanks to all of you for recommending us in the light of recent events, and our partnerships with the amazingly talented teams at Caution...

Infographic – Running NickPicHost

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Every once in a while the statistics behind NickPicHost will be released to the public. The most notable was back in February, 2017. The previous infographic showed our statistics and our growth over our first year. Now, let me tell you, the current statistics, five months after the last infographic completely dwarfs the previous statistics. That 524 users is no more. That 75,000 images is far...

Update: Photobucket Transfers

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Good evening, As of the time this post goes live, NickPic.Host is no longer accepting any free Photobucket Transfers. This is due to the massive amount of requests we’ve had created a significant backlog, plus, the fact of Photobucket making it hard. We’re having trouble transferring a complete 100% of the images. If you would still like us to transfer here is our pricing: 1¬Ę per...

No. Dobby is not down. We’re updating! New Features!

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Good evening everyone! I apologize. You may have noticed our new maintenance¬†page. It will state for you to excuse our stardust… This is because we grind up stars and make a lot of magic happen with the helpful help of our¬†amazing service providers.¬†Oh, you may have noticed the title. We have officially named our servers. You can check out our server names by clicking the Server Status...

Photobucket Inc album transfer help

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Good evening! I hope you are all having a fantastic day, and to my fellow Americans, Happy Independence Day! We are all a part of an amazing and talented world. I live in an amazing country full of talented people who work hard to fight for their passions every. Single. Day. This also includes all of you. You all fight for your passion of stories, graphics, writing, RP games, and much more. I...

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