Tagged: Website Crap
October 1, 2012 at 11:32 am #14529
This past weekend, I have moved us to InMotion hosting. Thus far, the improvement is night and day. We’ve already been able to publish posts without the server exploding. As an added bonus, it appears that we are running faster and more efficient than ever before!
Hopefully, this will eliminate the issues that we’ve been having. If you see it crash though, please feel free to post here or let me know via Twitter: @HLS_NDtexYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
October 8, 2012 at 11:54 am #14749
Looks like we aren’t quite out of the woods yet, but we are close. Instead of our server outright crashing, we are now dealing with an issue with Apache (the web service on our server) crashing during very high traffic periods.
I’ve forwarded the error logs to our hosting support and they are working with me to help us out. Once we can nail down the root cause, expect things to start running a lot smoother in the future.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
August 14, 2013 at 10:39 am #21286
I should probably update this topic, considering we have moved hosts yet again.
This time we have found a home at Synthesis who specialize in WordPress installs. In particular, I was attracted to the fact they run on nginx instead of Apache for their web server. If that’s too much nerd speak, here’s the translation: we are now using the best tool possible for the job.
Thus far results have been great. The server has had no drops at all since the move (almost 2 full weeks live). Generally, I would see crashes at least once or twice every day randomly and independent of traffic. If we stayed up, trying to actually use HLS to write/edit posts, use the forums, or comment would be incredibly slow, especially during peak traffic hours.
We’ve had a handful of normal in-season traffic days, including one day that had a peak that would resemble some of our biggest days and all went 100% smooth.
This is why I stated in my post today (http://www.herloyalsons.com/blog/2013/08/14/notre-dame-2013-8-questions/) that I do not expect any more crashes in the future. I’m confident we are where we need to be.
Now, I can get back to designing and adding to HLS and make all our features more user friendly while delivering more information to you as was the intent of 3.0 from the start!
As always, if you see issues, feel free to post in this thread: http://www.herloyalsons.com/blog/forums/topic/hls-website-bug-reporting-suggestion-box/ or use the contact form if you don’t want to bother with a HLS account: http://www.herloyalsons.com/blog/contact/You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
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