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RapidSwitch Dedicated Hosting Supports Xbox Gamers Social Network Boom


RapidSwitch Dedicated Hosting Supports Xbox gamers Social Network Boom

TrueAchievements celebrates 5th birthday with beta PlayStation network launch


RapidSwitch, the leading supplier of self-managed dedicated servers which is part of iomart Group plc, has helped a social network for the Xbox gaming community hit huge visitor numbers on its fifth birthday.

TrueAchievements provides a more skill-related scoring method for Xbox games by re-calculating Xbox Live GamerScores using a formula related to the difficulty of the achievements that have been won. It gets 850,000 unique visitors a month and almost 20 million monthly page views.

TrueAchievements is hosted by RapidSwitch in its Maidenhead Datacentre. It has grown from a single colocated 1U server to three leased servers, including one 'behemoth' created by the RapidSwitch technical team which has Dual Intel Xeon Hex-Core L5640 CPUs; 128GB Memory; and 8 x 2.5" 600GB 10k Hard Drives in RAID 10.

Rich Stone, developer of TrueAchievements, said: "The site now runs like a rocket. Number crunching jobs that were taking upwards of 14 hours to complete are now done and dusted in under two!"

Neil Christie, Commercial Director for RapidSwitch, explains, "RapidSwitch provides the bandwidth, low latency network and bespoke technical support that has helped TrueAchievements become the go-to Xbox community site. The site is online at all times, the hardware can withstand the huge demands placed upon it and most important of all, Rich and the TrueAchievements team know that we are there to support them as they grow."

Rich Stone now has a PlayStation version of the site called in beta and will be expanding his RapidSwitch infrastructure to cope with its expected popularity.


He said: "Launching a site with this much functionality is unprecedented in gaming. We’re in the process of testing everything thoroughly before we take the PlayStation world by storm!"

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