Growing Pains

We're wrapping up another month of double digit growth (percentage terms) - that's five straight months of solid growth.

Unfortunately, our Web server is feeling the strain now. You may have noticed that during mid day hours, the site gets really sluggish.

We've been scrambling for the last few weeks to keep things moving - blocking over-aggressive bots, slowing down Googlebot, and doing little optimizations. These are all short term solutions, however, and are not going to cut it for much longer.

To make a long story short, I've decided to bite the bullet and just put in a quote for a new high end, quad Web server to complement our monster database server. With luck, we'll have a new box in on Friday or early next week.

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