Hey again everyone,
Oh my god the site has been so slow lately!
IT. IS. SO. FRUSTRATING!!!! WE WERE CELEBRATING AND THEN THINGS STARTED GETTING BAD AGAIN AND AAAAAAAAAAA
Ok, enough yelling. Whew. Sorry. I really needed to get that out of my system, it’s been a super frustrating few weeks. Thanks for listening.
So what the heck is going on?
I have pictures for this! So, remember when we upgraded the server to the latest version in late July? We turned off the daily restarts and it’s been humming along since then. Or so we thought..
Here’s a graph of load time in seconds from then until a few days ago:
Up means slower. That line is really frustrating.
So what the heck are you going to do to fix things?
Our current hypothesis is that while the server is running steadily and with much more stability than before, the new version is too much for the current setup.
Here’s CPU usage over the last 24 hours:
It’s pegged out, and it looks like that pretty much all the time these days. So, we’re upgrading. We’re going to double the specs on the server and keep an eye on how the site performs. If it goes well, we’ll bump it up more.
There will be some downtime Saturday (tomorrow)
We’ll unfortunately need to target noon central time due to the developer’s schedule. The site will be 100% turned off and turned back on again. Hopefully this will only take a few minutes. If you’re writing around that time, wait a bit before hitting save.
Huge thanks to everyone for your patience. We’re getting closer.
Last updated September 07, 2018