MetaCPAN is Moving Today (Dec 31, 2012)
This is just a quick note to let everyone know that MetaCPAN is moving to a new hosting sponsor today (Dec 31st). Our old hosting relationship with speedchilli.com has unfortunately come to an end. We've been quite grateful for and more than satisfied with their sponsorship over the last 1.5 years or so. Having the hardware and bandwidth which speedchilli freely made available to us was instrumental in the early days. (Initially everything was running off a tiny instance in the Rackspace cloud. It wasn't much, but it was all we could afford after passing the hat around). Having speedchill sponsor us allowed everyone who contributes to MetaCPAN create something truly special.
We'll have an announcement in the near future, to formally thank our excellent, new hosting sponsor. At this point I just want to say that there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes to move everything over to the new machines. The bulk of the actual move has been taken on by Moritz Onken, who was able to jump in over the holidays to just get it done. I should also thank Leo Lapworth for moving our deployment to Puppet and for nagging everyone to make sure it was working. This was done well before we knew that we'd need a new hosting sponsor, but it sure makes re-deploying a lot easier. I'd also like to thank Clinton Gormley, Florian Ragwitz and Randy Stauner for their contributions over the last little while. There are a lot of people working in the background to keep MetaCPAN running smoothly. I certainly haven't mentioned all of them here, but we're grateful for all of their efforts.
Part of the new deployment requires a full re-index of both CPAN and BackPAN, so there may be some dists which have not been indexed at the time when we switch over the DNS. So, please be patient if some search results aren't returning exactly what you want. That will be fixed as the indexing completes.