UsenetServer, Newshosting and Easynews Retention Increases
3 of the largest Tier-1 Usenet service providers, Easynews, Newshosting and UsenetServer today announcedÂ a big increase in Usenet retention this morning April 14th 2011. Â They have jumped to about 972 days of binary retention !
Speaking with Newshosting yesterday, they noted thatÂ for the foreseeable future they will continue to roll retention updates nightly.
1768 days of binary retention puts UsenetServer and Newshosting 1 day ahead of Astraweb !
Newshosting Press Release
This is a massive upgrade considering that each provider surpassed the 900 days retention benchmark early last month.Â Now with 99% or better completion across 972 days of newsgroup article posts, Easynews, Newshosting and UsenetServer have surpassed other major providers and undoubtedly deliver among the very best in retention, speed, security and overall quality of service to end users around the globe.
Newshosting and UsenetServer will now grow day for day.Â For each calendar day that passes, Newshosting and UsenetServer will each add 1 more day of retention.Â Easynews will remain at 972 days of retention.
It appears they have been collecting Usenet data quietly behind the scenes and last night they just rolled out retention upgrades.
Pretty big jump!Â Â This bump applies to the Usenet message data an Â not message headers. This is a small weak point that they will be addressing and improving upon.Â In the upcoming days and this may or may not be important for you.
If you purely use NZB sites or Usenet Search engines then message header data at approximately 500 days might cause no issues. We only looked at a few groups but we are seeing better message retention than 500. (more below)
UsenetReviewz decided to verify for ourselves their claim and we found an NZB file of 938 days and did a download test.
Check out the screenshot below
Newshosting NZB Â Download Test
I am Â getting pretty much full throughput on our 8mb/s pipe. Mind you while this test is being run — I am traveling in the southern south America and connecting to the US server on a home network with friends using Youtube in the background.
Message Header Retention
We tested a few groups and we are seeing about 700 plus days of message headers.
Here is a screenshot of message headers from alt.politics.democrats.d
Here is a screenshot of message headers from alt.christian.word-of-faith