Alright, guys, we’re up and running smoothly! If you didn’t notice a SIGNIFICANT jump in ZU’s speed, you’re just crazy! ZU loads in less than a second for now; uncached in less than three seconds. I’m on a cable connection, so give me some reports about load time for other connection speeds. Derek and I will still be working to optimize the main site and make it even faster (if that’s even imaginable – less than a second!!).

As of right now, both of ZU’s servers are up and running properly, I just need to finish editing the database configuration for the forums and for Zelda to get them connected to the new database server. Once that’s done, everything should just work without issues. I’ll run over the forums and make sure things are intact before opening them up, and then you can all flood the forums as much as you want – ZU shouldn’t be going down again, ever.

THANK you so much everyone for dealing with this. ZU’ll be getting back to its normal news and content now – we’ve got the Link’s Crossbow Training section pretty much done, so you’ll be seeing that relatively soon. In addition, there are more PH visual guide parts (four total – one per day starting today!) coming out as well. And of course, the general barrage of news and such.

We’re at $789 right now – keep the donations coming, and I’ll do my part by making sure ZU becomes permanently economically viable. I know some people hate to see a fan site care so much about cash, but sometimes you just have to! šŸ˜›

  • We just gotta keep the donations coming and add more advertising. The fact $400 were donated in one day to save the site is amazing!

  • ???

    Even as ZU stands, we only have enough for three months, maybe going on four, to pay for the server. Unless someone wins the lottery here, or at least donates $5.00 a week religiously, we’re not out of the hole yet.

    Malo (TP):

    “Time is money. If you’re done shopping, then quit wasting both…”

  • Mjr162006

    Banner ads, okay. Pop-up windows? No offense, but that is embarrassing. That will just annoy the heck out of people. Can’t we do this without pop-up ads? I’m not talking about the green words. I’m talking about real pop-up windows. I have the Web of Trust add-on for Firefox. Some of the sites that the pop-ups go to are rated as dangerous. There are some limits I think we should not cross.

    Yeah, I’m Mjr162006 from Zelda So it’s the same server.

    • Derek

      I will be on advertisement duty, to revise them and maximize revenue without annoying the hell out of people.

      This is in all hopes that ZU goes back to its prime revenue, and even more.

  • I don’t know how to get rid of the popup ads; they seem to come with the banner ads. Know that I never intended for them to be there (the popups, not the banners), they just showed up and there’s no setting to turn them off. I’ll call the ad company and request them shut ff the popup ads, and the ads that load in between pages. I don’t understand why those even exist.

  • All I know is, regarding the pop up adds…. I never notice because FF HAS A INBUILT POP UP BLOCKER.

    That’s right. Ads be gone. There is also mod out there that will eliminate ALL ads, both the pop ups and the banners/word links.

    FF really is god.

  • The Goron Moron

    I don’t mean to be a bother or offensive, but I find the site loading time to be even slower than before. :/

    And no, I do not use dial up.

  • The Goron Moron

    Not to be a bother or offensive, but I find the site loading time to be even slower than before. :/ I’m not entirely sure why.

    And no, I do not use dial-up.

    • Derek

      Loads much faster for me and many others, it be your connection, Arrrrr!

  • You know what bugs me?
    Millions of dollars were given to CHILD’S ARROWS in the US bailout bill. Yet not even a penny goes to ZU!

    • That’s what you think. ZU is the US’s largest manufacturer of childrens’ arrows. Somebody’s gotta make the ammo for the Hero’s Bow.