Update: Site is operational and working again.
The last couple of months this blog has grown tremendously. Even though I have caching and other performance tweaks in place, the server my site runs on is surprisingly barebones.
The traffic to this blog is around 100k visitors per month, the single core CPU just wasn’t cutting it anymore and a dreaded memory leak with caching that seemingly wouldn’t go away no matter how many times I tried to fix it.
I am migrating to a quad core server with more memory, bandwidth and disk space. This should mean a faster site that doesn’t go down every day, it took a few years to outgrow the older server, but it’s time to move on up.
If you notice the site going down, be aware I am moving it and you might experience issues the next week or so.