2009-09-09T00:33:17.697+04:00Feed43 is back online and working at max capacity. We did some massive reconfiguration of the server, which lead to the pretty good speed and stability improvements (fingers crossed).
2009-09-05T17:05:04.840+04:00Feed43 was (and still) experiencing load problems lately. We are investigating the cause and working on optimizing the server software. Currently, Feed43 is serving paid feeds only to limit the load. We apologize for the inconvenience and will try to recover as soon as possible.
2008-08-21T16:29:55.844+04:00We have updated the version of Feed43 engine to 1.3. The update features two major enhancements:
2008-08-05T02:53:55.268+04:00Feed43 was just updated to understand secure https:// URLs as the source for the feed. In other words, you can now create feeds from secure web pages -- the traffic between the source web site and Feed43 will be encrypted.
2008-08-04T11:25:10.407+04:00I know some of you are using Feed43 quite a lot, and even have our service a part of your business. Just before we phase out our old server that did it job quite well for more than a year under heavy load, I want to know if anyone is interested in having his own 'virtual private Feed43 server'?
2008-08-03T12:24:36.528+04:00You all know we have a special abuse prevention script that blocks IPs that request feeds way too often, which allows us to reduce load on our server. However some of our customers periodically reported that they were blocked accidentally because of testing the resuting feed in browser. To make less false positives when detecting abuse, we decided to change our policy.
2008-08-01T03:17:26.196+04:00You can now follow Feed43 announcements on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Feed43
2008-08-01T03:11:41.700+04:00Finally, our new server is up and running, and serving free feeds as well. The migration took a bit longer than expected, and we appreciate your patience.
2008-07-29T10:28:57.875+04:00Our new shiny server is in the racks. We'll start deployng Feed43 engine there and migrating database today.
While we are in the process of moving to a faster server, which can take couple of days, we are currently serving paid users only, to reduce the overall load. We'll keep you updated.
2008-07-27T00:13:14.521+04:00Feed43 was experiencing a high load recently; we are currently moving it to a dedicated server. Hope everything will go smoothly.
2007-10-30T15:09:11.115+03:00Since today, you can request Feed43 feeds over the secure connection. All you need is just use the following URL to request your feeds:
2007-02-25T17:50:24.436+03:00Some of our users expected problems with Feed43 'Upgrade' page with broken links. This has been fixed. Just reload the http://feed43.com/upgrade.html page and please welcome to upgrade your Feed43 accounts.
2007-03-12T13:43:16.430+03:00This is the letter from one of Feed43 users:I'm trying to make a feed off of a page that requires a search first.It is a job bank and I want certain items defined first - like the type of joband the county. However, the search results don't give off a uniqueURL. Here is the site: http://www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org/IASAScripts/IASA.dll/JobSearchAny idea how I could get this to work?The problem with this site is that whatever you want to search, it doesn't show you the full query in browser's address bar, because it uses POST method to transmit data to the server.Feed43 uses only GET method, i.e. passes all parameters in URL string. Luckily, most servers that use POST method, also accept parameters passed in URL. The rest is simple: you need to peek into POST string transmitted to the server in question and append it to server URL being displayed in your browser. Here comes handy the Firefox browser with Live HTTP Headers plugin installed.Here is step-by-step solution to customer's request:Open Firefox browser, choose Tools > Live HTTP Headers and make sure that '[x]Capture' checkbox is enabled. Switch back to Firefox without closing the Live HTTP Headers window.Open original search form (http://www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org/JobBank/View.asp) in Firefox browser.Fill out the form and press 'Search' button.When you get the results, switch back to Live HTTP Headers window again, scroll down to the end of report and look for a block starting with line: POST /IASAScripts/IASA.dll/JobSearch? HTTP/1.1At the end of this block you will see actual query line. It will look something like:PositionType=5&Category=Other+School+Service+Personnel&County=&Grades=&EmployType=&EmployType=100&SUBMIT=SearchThis is what you need. Copy it to clipboard and then append to the URL you see now in FireFox browser. Your full URL will be:http://www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org/IASAScripts/IASA.dll/JobSearch?PositionType=5&Category=Other+School+Service+Personnel&County=&Grades=&EmployType=&EmployType=100&SUBMIT=SearchUse this URL in Feed43. [...]
2007-02-23T16:38:51.220+03:00Feed43 has moved to a new engine two days ago and seems to work well so far (fingers crossed). We are again serving free feeds at full capacity. Please report us any glitches you find.
2006-12-04T21:04:27.090+03:00Current version of Feed43 engine has been written in plain old Perl. As the number of feeds reached 7000+ and we have had several hits per second, our hoster couldn't help but disable the engine script. When we created Feed43 we didn't even imagine it would be so popular despite its "techie-ness" (regular expresions, you know).
2006-11-21T11:02:34.440+03:00As more and more people are using Feed43 service, we've run short of server resources again.
2006-07-14T23:46:05.756+04:00How To: Create a Feed for a Feedless site with Feed43
2006-06-16T20:31:50.756+04:00We have been working hard on our paid services lately. Many of you asked us about paid variant of Feed43 with more news items per feed, more frequent updates, etc.
2006-04-11T23:26:10.260+04:00Good news for Maс users: Feed43 now correctly works with Safari.
2006-03-09T23:20:50.666+03:00Here's a good and weighed post about Feed43, and life, and everything...
2006-03-08T18:34:38.896+03:00Here is another one step-by-step overview of creating a feed using Feed43 service.