I apologize if you were unable to access the site earlier today. We once again hit the front page of Reddit (with this post) for the second time in two days. Our servers simply couldn’t keep up. At one point we were getting nearly 200 hits/minute which is a pretty outrageous level of traffic.
We seemed to have figured out an issue that was contributing to the problem right about the time the Reddit traffic started to taper off so I’m not entirely sure that we’ve fixed it. We’ll know if/when we get another super-viral post. If it’s not fixed, we’ll need to upgrade to a dedicated server which significantly increases our annual costs so I’m holding off until we’re sure we need it.
At any rate, once again, my apologies if you weren’t able to access the site at any time over the past two days. Hopefully we’ve solved the problem and we’re ready for the next onslaught from the internets.
- Chris, Anne, & LOLGOP