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Server Improvements Complete

If you’re a regular ARLnow.com reader, you may have noticed that the site started loading noticeably faster last week. You may have even noticed that the site never got knocked offline last week, as it did several times in August due to high demand.

There’s a reason for that — over Labor Day weekend we upgraded to a new server and refined some of our website coding.

For the time being, we’ve had to suspend our mobile-optimized website — which used to automatically appear for smartphone users — and had to make some changes to our “Recent Comments” box in the sidebar. We expect to have the mobile site back up and running within a month or two, and hope to upgrade the “Recent Comments” box by the end of the year.

(Mobile users can still access a mobile-optimized version of our site, however, by pointing your browser to m.arlnow.com.)

A big thank you goes out to Alex Chamandy of Arlington Virginia Computer Repair, who spent hours setting up the server and helping to optimize its performance. Also, thank you to all our loyal readers, tipsters and comments section pundits who have helped us get to the point where this server upgrade was necessary.

Please let us know of any problems or concerns you have with the site in the comments section.

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