Nzbmatrix Site Performance Update

November 21, 2011 update – Nzbmatrix has continued to have frequent outages since the new servers were put into place.  We’re hopeful they can work out the bugs soon.  In the meantime here’s are a few alternative NZB sites to consider.  You can also sign up for the Newshosting $9.99 deal which includes the Newshosting Usenet client with built-in search.

November 1, 2011 update – Nzbmatrix is currently down as they transition to new servers.  So if you see the ‘Doing some upgrades, back soon…’ message don’t get too concerned.  According to the migration should be complete sometime tomorrow.


It’s no surprise that Nzbmatrix has been experiencing performance issues over the last few months.  We’ve noted a few occasions this year when the Nzbmatrix site was down all together.  More often the site is just slow.  We were happy to see the performance update message recently on the homepage of

According to the site performance update:

We know you are all aware the site has been having some performance issues in the last few months.  We have worked to resolve these as best as possible within our current hardware setup.  Unfortunately the hardware is just not up to it, and our 6 year old single core servers with little RAM need to be replaced.  We placed a order for new hardware a few weeks ago, the hardware has arrived and is currently being setup.  We dont have an eta when the data will be moved to the new hardware but we will let you know.  For now the RSS Bookmarks are offline and we advidse you bookmark the service status page

We are very happy to hear that Nzbmatrix is adding new hardware.  Aside from the performance issues the Nzbmatrix site is definitely one of our favorites for searching Usenet.  The comments save so much time.  Those new to Nzbmatrix can try it free.  For higher retention and more features you can sign up for a premium account for $10.  The lifetime account is definitely worth the cost.  Especially after the performance issues are resolved.

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