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Settling in to a new home

I thought that some people might be interested to know a bit more about our recent move and a bit of the background events that led us to the point where a move was required. This two hour outage was probably a year in the making, and by the end, it was long overdue. That said, the actual event went quite smoothly, with only a few hiccups – I will explain in detail later.

Early in 2009, the site started to suffer stability issues and had a few outages. Our hosting provider suffered several power failures during the year, each of which brought the site down for hours. Attempts were made to remedy the stability problems by acquiring new servers and giving the system a bit of a tune up. This worked to an degree, but did not solve the root of the problem: the site was getting too…

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