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Hello @Guest,

We are re-designing some things here at McGamerZone, as you might have seen with the lobby update from a little while ago. Apart from our awesome new lobby we also have some awesome new plans for our servers infrastructure (sounds complicated? Well it is..). Hosting a server like McGamerZone comes with a lot of challenges and things we need to think about, questions like "how do we get the best performance" and "how do we create an awesome and refreshing network" are very hot topics here. And we think we may have found the answer for atleast one of those.

Tomorrow morning at 11AM CEST (Central European Summer Time) all our services (Yes, all of them... Website, teamspeak and Minecraft) will go down for movement to a new physical location (About 100ft from the old one).


Details for the nerds:
McGamerZone was originally designed to be the next big thing, a large server with thousands of players (yeye we know, it worked out quite different). But with this big expectations also came a big design. As we designed the infrastructure of McGamerZone (back in 2014-2015, pho long time ago) we where not as familiar with server technologies as we are today. We then thought that we needed as much as 10 Dedicated server, a server for offsite backups incase something happens in our main location.. And that we could do it all by installing on the hardware directly without virtualizing anything. But that all turned out as a bit of a joke..

Of the 10 dedicated servers we originally had with the release of McGamerZone, only 6 remain these days (We had 7 until today, now we have 6). This is mainly a choice we made based on the terrible income we get from the server, most of the things are being paid out of our own pockets, but it is also based on the knowledge we know have. About getting performance out of every part of the server. Our 1.11 servers run almost twice as good and smooth as the original 1.7/1.8 servers we had. And we innovated a lot since the original designs for the network.

Yeah, great story.. But what exactly is changing?
Well, combined with tomorrows move we will obtain the possibility to remotely access our physical servers even when they are turned off. With this also comes the option to remotely re-install the servers at any given moment. We will later be installing virtualisation software (VMWare ESXI) to the machines to allow us to scale and move parts of the network around without any problems or issues. Minimise the risk and maximise the performance.

The original design:


The current design:


And then finally the new design:

As you can see we are about to change a lot on how our servers network and infrastructure is being made. This can and will require a lot of partial downtime in the next couple of weeks. But rest assured, all of it will be better when we're done. We will also continue to update the servers to 1.11 compatibility in the next couple of weeks.

Yours sincerely,

The McGamerZone Development Team
@D0ublek1ll, @xiTzJardix, @thijs_a, @iGufGuf, @HetIsJoey & @robpizza
Posted by xiTzMickx, Thursday 11 May 2017 21:11

thijs_a
May 11, 2017

Tim_kwakman
Edited: May 11, 2017
koel.

// @thijs_a 
Thanks for the dislikes. :')

#2

Kianos
May 11, 2017

Itz_Risen
May 11, 2017
Nice

#4

Narain
May 11, 2017
Kewl

#5

Antrax760
May 12, 2017
dont move prison to 1.11 .
Plss noo


#6

ScapeX
May 12, 2017
Amazing

#7

sawyer
May 12, 2017
@AndrePlayz2 the anticheat is good... it bans as many hackers as the whole staff team combined in one day...

#8

MarcusMario0605
May 12, 2017
Cool

#9

TheSkull91
May 12, 2017
Amazing! 

#10

JamesGm
May 12, 2017
Nice guys

#11

mridul4567
May 12, 2017
Cool

#12

xomayu
May 12, 2017
MGZ should be the no.1 Minecraft server!

#13

VitorSa
May 13, 2017
Very Good!

#14

AndreiPlayz2
May 13, 2017
Nice!

#15

JoshGamerMC
May 13, 2017
@Xomayu We're getting there

#16

SimHotMiner
May 13, 2017
I have no idea what the stuff in the picture of the server thing and idk how does it work lol, but cool!


#17

sambatnoawesome
May 13, 2017
@xomayu it was almost on top of cracked server list
 

when it was walcraft 

#18

xomayu
May 13, 2017

SyNcNationHD
May 13, 2017
A very good explanation hahaha. Good Job

#20

SuperDOS
May 13, 2017
Good work, friends.
This server is very good ...

#21

Skullreloaded
May 13, 2017
sadly i won't be able to play or visit MGZ in minecraft till i am done with the exams, they are coming difficult and i am stressed and overloaded with tasks, hopefully when i am done and when i return, i will be online as frequently as possible, i really hope MGZ will advance more than that,
MGZ is the best from my perspective.

Keep up the good work! 

#22

HazePvP
May 15, 2017
So is it good or bad for Aussie players? Better Ping for them? 

#23

LOLturbez
May 15, 2017
Interesting info

not really, I have no clue what those design boxes mean

#24

_held_op_sokken_
May 16, 2017
NICE!!!! <3 i am gonna play more mgz i was for a long time gone on the server :v but my plan is to make more hours in mgz

#25

_held_op_sokken_
May 19, 2017
@Klebi uhm no. there are many people who play mgz (probably not you) so uhm fuck off and let us play this amazing server. if you dont like this server dont play cuz we love it and not you 


#26

_held_op_sokken_
May 19, 2017
@xomayu mgz is still the best cracked server and i love it but i dont play much these times :v cuz te new update for the pvp. maybe it will be fixed now and can i play again in my full glory

#27

Klebi
May 20, 2017
how @_held_op_sokken_ got rank???

#28

Klebi
May 20, 2017
_held_op_sokken_ how did you get rank?

#29

_held_op_sokken_
May 22, 2017
i have this rank for like 2 or 3 moths xD  i won it by a give  ayway so blame @ TnT__soldier xD 

#30

Klebi
May 23, 2017
OHH K

#31

_held_op_sokken_
May 23, 2017
@Klebi i am really happy with this rank but i dont play much mgz these times (i quited for a bit)...... so that can be a reason why you didnt knew i had this rank  

#32

iHenryTitan
May 23, 2017
Nice!

#33

Klebi
May 24, 2017
@_held_op_sokken_ you quit and you back AGAIN??

#34

Klebi
May 24, 2017

_held_op_sokken_
May 24, 2017
yes @Klebi why? i am now playing hcf with my friends on other servers :v so im still not much online in mgz xD

#36

Klebi
May 25, 2017
why did you play??

#37

Klebi
May 25, 2017
and what is HCF

#38

_held_op_sokken_
May 26, 2017
i played mgz for the chaos pvp but i liked it and i had much friend who played ther with me but some of my friend quited mgz and so i played less cuz my friend warent playing xD HCF is hard core factions. its like pot pvp with youre friend and you can make alys and you can resieve KoTh keys (king of the hill) by holding a point for 15 minuts. its dificult xD 

#39

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