Chad Perrin: SOB

7 July 2007

website failure earlier this week

Filed under: Metalog — apotheon @ 12:39

On Thursday this week, this domain ran up against a 50,000 SQL query per hour limit imposed by the webhost. This is not a limit that is advertised before webhosting service is paid, and it’s not something that is clarified in the control panel software for the webhosting account. I found out the hard way, when I apparently got enough traffic at SOB — somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,000 to 2,000 views per hour would suffice — to exceed the secret SQL query limit and destroy basic functionality for WordPress for a period of about six to eight hours.

I’m working on a fix for the problem to ensure this doesn’t happen again in the future. I’ll fill you in on details when I’m finished shuffling things around. In the meantime, I’ll try to keep up the posting here and at Ameliorations at a rate something above zero, but my free time is pretty well taken up between offline stuff, fixing this problem, and playing WoW with the SigO at the moment. I had the time, until the queries per hour limit reared its ugly head. . . .

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