Quick update

We are still alive!

Some of You were concerned by the lack of new messages on our blog so we took the opportunity to give You an update. Everything is going fine. We don’t have any particularly exciting new features to brag about so we didn’t see the need to bombard You with marketing bullshit.

Here comes a small list of changes since the last blog post. I bet 99% of You didn’t notice a single one of them:

  • we cleaned up the code responsible for handling file links a little. It was seriously messed up and in dire need for rewrite. The old code generated a few dozen different links all of which pointed to the same file. That wasn’t a real problem but we still needed to change it. Currently every valid link not in the form of http://wwwXX.zippyshare.com/v/1234567890/file.html will be redirected to the right address.
  • we have added additional capacity to our aggregation switches in order to prevent congestions during peak hours. Speed should be a little better in some specific circumstances.
  • we have added SSL support to our main site (storage nodes excluded). You are free to browse through You account website using https now.
  • we changed the hosting company for our CDN (additional POPs in Asia, South America, Europe, SSL also supported)
  • we spend quite some time on streamlining the process of handling abuse/dmca notifications.

Currently we are working on the following:

  • changing the mechanism used for communication between our servers to a more bulletproof one.
  • getting those statistics fixed! We had a major crash of our Cassandra cluster about 4 months ago. Before the crash the data returned from our DB did resemble data returned by a random number generator. It’s very unlikely that we will be able to restore the historical data (don’t ruling it out though). We jumped on the “Big Data” bandwagon quite to early (Cassandra 0.5). It seemed to us as a good idea back then.  A start over should work better in the future.

Unfortunately in order to get things right this time both the changes mentions need to be introduced together so it might take us a little more time.

What we are thinking about doing:

  • adding some new storage nodes and increasing both the max size and live time of files. No decision reached yet so don’t bet anything on this happening any time soon.

What we are NOT working on:

  • a new layout. We do know that it is time for a major overhaul of our website. We tried to do something about it a couple of times but weren’t able to find a company which would be eager to work on it. All of our layouts so far where created by our programmers and administrators. In case You wondered why Zippyshare is and always was so ugly You now know the truth :)

 

 

88 Responses to “Quick update”

  1. Jonny says:

    I love this design, simple and clean.
    Keep it oldschool

    • svetoj says:

      I have a problem with opening the file list on the File Manager.

      Edit by admin:
      We were able to locate and fix the mentioned bug (the problem was settings saved in cookies used by frontend proxy/loadbalancer).

  2. Mason says:

    I like your Design. No one needs a different one! :)
    But.. what about the reCaptchas? Your post (15.11.2012): “We hope that the reCaptcha will be only a temporary solution.”
    Always testing? Update please! :)

  3. Siddhu says:

    No one will say this layout is ugly, it’s cool. I love zippyshare because no waiting time for downloads.

  4. We love Zippyshare so much. We feel alone when we see no new news from Zippyshare on the download pages. So no matter what you guys are doing keep posting updates about them. It will never be boring, and will never bombard us.

  5. Seán Anony says:

    fucking love yous

  6. Josh Homeson says:

    This look is great for Zippyshare, I don’t think it should change. Plus can’t beat the no waiting for downloads.

  7. xenomorf says:

    i love your current layout. its easy to find the thing i want to find. Although the file size limit is a little turn off, but i can still live with it.

  8. Samuel117 says:

    Layout is just cool and no waiting time zippy is best but please add download resume

  9. DJ.ASK says:

    Like your design ! It’s fast , simple ! Keep it !

  10. karthick bala says:

    Ur layout is cool and simple……. but ur recaptcha is making downloads very bad…… every time I enter the code it never recognises making me to seek other shit sites….. pls try to debug it…..

  11. qwiqooq says:

    This layout and design of you is fine, there is no need to change. Just keep it simple and functional as always.

  12. Smitty says:

    “…In case You wondered why Zippyshare is and always was so ugly…”

    I’m happy with the way it is now, simple and easy to navigate.

  13. newlight says:

    this layout is cool dude!.. just need an universal search botton.. please keep it that way

  14. Falenone says:

    I like the talk style of yours. Dat site rock!

  15. Kigozi says:

    You are the best… period!!!

  16. Jenry Horton says:

    The design is perfect as it is. It’s easy to navigate, quick to load even on my shotty computer and there are no unnecessery things on it. It’s a simple and ergonomicaly sound design.
    If you want to change it because it’s “old”… – than on the next meeting when the topic comes up just call it “vintage” and move on. All the node and cluster things sounds way more important than changing something that is working like a charm.

    Uhh, another thing not even related to the blog post: if you are thinking about creating an annoying download helper program (annoying_maybe_virus.exe) or something – please postpone it till 2080 or later.

    Anyhow, your share site is the best, keep up the good work and thank you.

  17. Johnny H says:

    Just want to add my 2 cents here.

    Don’t change the design! I love it. Clean and simple to use.

  18. Dvj Magics says:

    Me parece muy bueno el servicio que brindan , puedo colgar mis set de musica para que la gente los pueda escuchar o descargar , la unica duda que tengo es que no me figuran la cantidad de descargas que tengo de mis archivos , si me pudieran ayudar desde ya muy agradecido

  19. Eve says:

    Zippyshare is the best! Please don’t change a thing!

  20. lerato says:

    I like the way it is and I love that person who came with it and it is clean simple to use.

  21. Scott P says:

    Just a quick thank you. love the service you provide. No malware, trapdoors, rogue code etc.

    You guys fucking rock x

  22. Ainovo says:

    It’s good, clean, and simple… love zippyshare, no need change your layout and design, but if you can please add more connection till 16 (via IDM) and can support resume downaoad, when suddenly connection cut-off I can resume the corrupt download :P

  23. bruno says:

    zippyshare you are the best! you are doing something great for internet users. keep it up. love

  24. Deathmask says:

    The current design is perfect as-is, don’t worry about! Maybe adding alternative colour schemes would be nice, but the design itself is good. :)

  25. demonr6 says:

    Keep it simple.. we all appreciate the work you do.

  26. pavan says:

    I love zippy no matter how ur look is…

  27. KNTRO says:

    “In case you wondered why Zippyshare is and always was so ugly you now know the truth :)

    Actually this layout is pretty nice. I’d change only 2 things:
    * Add [or replace the current audioplayer for a] HTML5 audioplayer
    * Made some minor fixes in order to make Zippyshare work fine even with Ghostery add-on enabled.

    That’s all for now. I have more suggestion, but let’s do it step by step. :)

    Best regards from Buenos Aires.

  28. annelviazcan says:

    Estas paginas me gustan lo deberían de anunciar en la radio y tv. Muchas gracias

  29. It's perfect says:

    You’re site looks great, it’s fast, it’s not cluttered.

    It’s the one site I can send people to and they aren’t confused (or tricked!).

    It seems pretty clear we love it…

  30. Buliman says:

    Thanks guys for the update! Keep it up :D

  31. lewank says:

    je n’arrive pas à télécharger quoi que ce soit.quand je clique sur DOWNOALD NOW rien n’apparaît .

  32. DJ Beng says:

    Please increases the limit of each upload file :(
    Cause some of my 320kbps mixes are more than 200mb .
    And I don’t know where to upload them to share for my friends .
    Just make it more than 50mb .
    And there no host site can defeat our Zippy :)

    Bitte erhöht die Grenze jeder Upload-Datei :(
    Denn einige meiner 320kbps Mixe sind mehr als 200mb .
    Und ich weiß nicht, wo sie zu laden, um für meine Freunden zu teilen .
    Machen Sie es mehr als 50MB .
    Und es wird großartig sein, wenn euch zu tun :D

    S’il vous plaît augmente la limite de chaque fichier de téléchargement :(
    Car certains de mes 320kbps mélanges sont plus que 200mb .
    Et je ne sais pas où les télécharger à part pour mes amis .
    Il suffit de faire plus de 50mb .
    Et il sera grand si vous faites les gars :D

    • VMan says:

      Upload more than one file at a time. (If its a single file, place it in a 7z file or bz2 file. They are cheaper by themselves.)

  33. neong says:

    i hope you put premium accounts so that the files we upload will not be deleted, also make it payable via paypal =) cross finger… all i want is the files will be stored lifetime or maybe 1 year… thanksssss awesome site…

  34. Sugandh Mishra says:

    Very easy to use and upload files, this is the best file host. Just one this i want to be improved and that is there should a progress bar shown on remote uploading.

  35. Biggles says:

    Pardon my french, fuck the redesign – what you have is fast and clear and works, and isn’t *actually ugly*. Hell – looks better than my stuff. This is one of the few sites that doesn’t victimize random visitors with bullshit – I love it.

  36. swillo says:

    I love what you doing guz, really gerat job thanks a lot

  37. natweirdfish says:

    hey I just wanted to let you guys know that zippy share is the boss this is the best file sharing software I have ever used . as far as im concerned there are quite a few out there that shud be banned but your site just rocks I will be telling everyone I know about this any links you can put up to advertise yourselves I would be more than willing to post for you guys..i just love zippyshare

  38. TheProdigal says:

    The present design is perfectly functional as it is, but if you want to dress it up and tweak it a bit — without losing the ease of use — what the heck; go for it. It’s really great not having to do the captcha thing; that was the only thing that for me might be described as an annoyance. I hope this is a permanent improvement. It would also be nice to have a higher ceiling on file size — like maybe 400MB — since some sites avoid using you when a file has to be split. Still, in a list of download sites, the first thing I always look for is zippyshare.

  39. DarookAttila says:

    Don’t change the layout, please! Lean and mean, you know.

  40. Jitendra rathore says:

    Its cool. Dont change this. It should forever. …
    am i right guys? i think yessss.

  41. anonymous says:

    Guys Keep it up !!! I love ZS !! thanks for your hard work for us !

  42. charusheela says:

    Thanks to u guys keep it up

  43. Lesbis says:

    hola, tengo una duda por que anda lento la descargas? estan actualizando? lo que pasa cuando uso zippyshare empiezo a descargar y se corta la velocidad de descarga u.u espero se mejore zippyshare por que es genial… y adoro zippyshare saludos sigan asi no es necesario nuevo diseño y ni tampoco es feo es lo mejor que es buscado este programa ZS antes tenia buen accelerador de descarga y ahora me pasa esto se corta la descarga u.u

  44. Spencer says:

    Just wondering, will this delete the previous save file?

  45. yaxye muslim says:

    it’s the best

  46. Paolo says:

    I think good will be to increase live time of files for registered users. Or take to users option of longevity uploaded file

    f.e. “once host – 3 days”, “short time file – 7 days”, “standard – 30 days”, “extended time (for registered only) – XXXXX days” :D
    then you have the assurance that rubbish are not long on the server etc. greetings.

  47. MR.Bullshit says:

    Make it simple for ios or android design Just Kidding
    Overall it’s great!!! Well done…..:d

  48. Tomcze says:

    best layout ever seen, don’t change that :D

  49. pogo says:

    Hello im a member on zippyshare since we can register and i think is the biggest upload site :) so im not asking nothing im just giving an opinion since there are a lots of users and a lots of upload sites you should thing make zippy like (upl.ws) every user who is uploading files cand make money every time when somebody download his files :D for example if im having a file and somebody downloads my file i cand gain money :) anyway is just an opinion maby in the nearest future u think on this thing :) thx and by the way zippy is the best and keep going with the good things im glad being a member here :)

    • TheProdigal says:

      Sorry to disagree with you, Pogo, but one of the beauties of Zippyshare is that there IS no money involved. There are other sites available for this, as you mention. With Zippyshare the uploader has no cost to store a file, and it costs him nothing if someone downloads it. so let’s not make Zippyshare a commercial enterprise for uploaders.

  50. Bob says:

    Don’t change a thing, it’s spot on as it is, simple is better and faster….

  51. VDJParri says:

    Me gusta mucho Zippyshare.com, es de diseño simple sin grandes complicaciones.
    FUNCIONA siempre!!!, prefiero algo sencillo y fiable que una paguina Flash con emoticonos inutiles.
    Lo unico que me gustaria es que pudieran subir un poco el limite de almacenamiento de 300 megas
    un poco más. Sus competidores estan realizando esfuerzos en ese campo y cada vez son un poco
    más competitivos.

    Un abrazo a todo el equipo de Zippyshare.com

  52. VDJParri says:

    Que les parece la siguiente idea:
    Para archivos de 500 mg o 1 GB tiempo limitado a 8 dias.
    Archivos tamaño 400mg para usuarios registrados 30 dias.
    Para ambos casos pasado el tiempo se eliminan automaticamente.

    Archivos 50 mg o inferior mayor duración en el servidor hasta su eliminación
    automatica si el usuario no muestra ninguna activiada o el archivo no es
    descargado.

    Podria ser un posible filtro para archivos basura.

    Gracias equipo Zippyshare.com

  53. Don't fix what isn't broken says:

    Don’t sweat the design of your website. It’s just as beautiful as it is functional. We thank you for your great service to the interwebs!

  54. Khales says:

    I totally love the current layout, it’s the simplest ever, please don’t change it, it’s perfect, but keep the good work on upgrading the core of your network :)

  55. ADRIAN ARCEE says:

    Just do the KISS: Keep It Short and Simple ,ie; be user friendly

  56. me me says:

    Statistics not worked! Please fix that,is really important!

  57. SCOTT says:

    LISTEN & SHARE

  58. Samer says:

    I love Zippyshare a lot. Please keep posting updates whenever anything new in Zippyshare. Please never change a single thing, it is simple, better and faster

  59. eric says:

    Top , we love Zippyshare . never chage this concept . thanks

  60. freefansubs! says:

    thank you i love zippy share very easy and NO BANDWITCH it’s important and can upload many files with 100% Free.
    i’m very happy using zippy share thank you so much zippyshare keep the best!

    zippyshare share upload sites very simple and keep my files exist!
    thank you very so much. . .

  61. Aaron says:

    It is one of the most beautiful website layouts I know and use. Please don’t change it. keep it simple and clean as it is. Don’t put down the people who designed. Instead give them an award. I love zippy share.

  62. Vanessa says:

    Zippy Share is great site for file sharing thanks for developer and founders

  63. Jorge says:

    zippyshare have a simple web design, meets the requirements of the users for me it is fine but lacks an option that says “change email address” because it sometimes happens that you lose your email address and password zippyshare forget and another account must be recreated on zippyshare. thanks

  64. fullcito says:

    simply: ¡¡¡ wow !!!…my 1st visit here and have read (guess eat hehe) all this share and feedback for the users and comments….guess starting love this site :) …. keep like that u are “jeño’s”…

  65. Sarus says:

    They should consider the option to increase the maximum file size of at least 500 MG’s. It would be the best server across the network.

  66. Silvio Viegas says:

    Obrigado, ótimo !

  67. Ismail says:

    Zippy share is mostthing I love good luck

  68. Tam says:

    do nothing I love zippy

  69. Bill P says:

    Love the look and functions of this site. Keep up the great work!

  70. سئو says:

    It’s just as beautiful as it is functional

  71. bibsbust says:

    I’m getting the hang of this site. More power.

  72. Paul says:

    Awesome Guys! Your service is the best I know on the internet!

    I am just wondering: How the hell are you guys able to generate income? I mean, all the work you guys have to put into maintaining the website and keeping up the servers. The costs of running those servers must be immense right?

    No annoying adds, no waiting time, fast downloads. It’s a users paradise :D

    You guys should have an option for donations.

    cheers,

  73. Robby says:

    Please add a link for donations! You guys deserve some!

  74. lindiwe says:

    Guys I’m a new member but u guys are there best no time wasted keep it up with the great things

  75. Alex says:

    You guys are awesome! (I’ve stopped Ad Blocker Plus for you guys – you deserve it!)
    * Please don’t change the layout -

  76. Roger says:

    There is nothing wrong with your layout. Your website is clean, neat and easy to use.
    To me it is an oasis in a desert of sharing sites that do not deliver what they promise.
    Regards and Thanks

  77. mola says:

    Your a super aweswmo web

  78. Joel says:

    You should make a search engine so we can search for movies and music TV shows and other things

  79. Junaid Raza says:

    I can help you with design

  80. trilogyrock says:

    Are you fixing those statistics features? Thank you.

  81. DI says:

    Quite honestly, the site design right now is the epitome of good web design. It’s not completely flashy-banner-gradient-color because it doesn’t need to be a flashy-html-css wonderchild. Instead of relying on gimmicks like fancy buttons and shiny headers, your website delivers in it’s undying service to providing us with one of the best file-sharing sites on this side of the internet.

    Just as a personal opinion, the nice, clean layout is a refreshing change from the conglomerate-mess of “fancy layouts” that most file-sharing sites try to foister upon the user. It’s quick, simple, easy to use, and (most importantly, if you’ve read the majority of the comments) incredible appealing.

    Cheers, and best of luck.

    - Gigabyte

  82. - says:

    We don’t care about the layout as long as we don’t have download times and shit we’re fine ;)

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