For the last 18 months or so, Ausdroid has been served to you from – of all places – California, in the United States of America. We’ve used Linode for our server hosting for quite some time now, and while it has served us well, it’s time to come home.

Linode has served us well, but it has pained us a great deal that despite being Australia’s #1 Android news site… our news is served from overseas. Well, no more.

As of last evening, Ausdroid is now being served to you fresh, and at lightning speed, from the Equinix data centre in Sydney, Australia. You see, the friendly – and super cool – team at Orion VM (who use the Equinix Data Centre) have decided to partner with Ausdroid to bring us back to where we should be. Gone are our two servers at Linode, replaced with two behemoths in Sydney.

You should notice vastly increased server response times, lightning quick downloads, and above all, the same Ausdroid news service you know and love. Thanks for bearing with us – there have been a few hiccups – but everything should now be settled. Let’s get on with the show!

Thanks: Orion VM.
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    GreviousMcG
    GreviousMcG
    8 years ago

    Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi, oi, oi!! Lol.
    Good work guys, this site is definitely quicker.

    Sheng Yeo
    8 years ago

    Great to be supporting this site! We are peered with Internode so I’ll see what I can do to get this site onto unmetered access.

    Sheng
    OrionVM

    Chris (Deputy Editor)
    Reply to  Sheng Yeo
    8 years ago

    Thanks so much Sheng – we’re very happy so far!

    Matt
    Matt
    8 years ago

    That’d be why you’re no longer serving over both IPv6 and IPv4 then 🙂

    David Clarke
    David Clarke
    8 years ago

    So that’s why things went missing from the front page today =]

    Chris (Deputy Editor)
    Reply to  David Clarke
    8 years ago

    Only briefly.

    Satwik Kamatmehbro
    8 years ago

    GOD BLESS AUSTRALIA 🙂

    Greg McPherson
    Reply to  Satwik Kamatmehbro
    8 years ago

    STRAYA! GIRT BY SEA! YEWL COME A WALSING MATILDA WIF ME!

    Mr Pendulum
    8 years ago

    Welcome home

    Paul Coussa
    8 years ago

    Why not use Ventra? I have used them for all my clients and they too are lightning quick!!

    Chris (Deputy Editor)
    Reply to  Paul Coussa
    8 years ago

    Been there, tried that before.

    Mike55
    Mike55
    8 years ago

    sorry Note 2

    Mike55
    Mike55
    8 years ago

    so what happened with regard to the Galaxy Note launch last night, when can we lay our hands on one thru the telcos

    Chris (Deputy Editor)
    Reply to  Mike55
    8 years ago

    We’ll have this info up as soon as Tia is able to post it.

    Susan Martin
    8 years ago

    Sounds great to me, luv this site.

    s
    s
    8 years ago

    good to see, love the site, only thing to add if you do decide to change server providers one day it might be good to choose internode CDS which can be unmeeted if ISP do decide not that this site uses alot of bandwidth, anyway good to see it coming back to australia.

    James Jones
    8 years ago

    Nice work Buzz. I have been around here a while now and it has been great to see the website “grow up”!