Whoops, we ran out of disk space!

Well, sorry for the nearly 8 hours of downtime yesterday evening. Turns out we ran out of disk space which caused MySQL to shut down. We’re going to begin the process of giving the database it’s own server which should not only speed up the site a little, but keep this from happening again. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Update: After we got the server up yesterday evening, it appears a huge influx of traffic around 4:30am caused our cache to exceed the applications memory limit. I’ve just added a fix that will prevent the cached files from getting as large as they had so we should be able to better handle influxes of traffic in the future.

I guess this is all part of the growing pains. Traffic has been at record highs the past 2 weeks and apparently the server configuration we were running couldn’t keep up. Sorry guys!

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