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retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Individual,
I think it's just systematic of the server being down momentarily.
The reason I'm pretty sure that this is the problem, is because I too was getting the same messages from Dharmawheel.
poto wrote:I was seeing the SQL errors too. The fact that this forum is on a shared hosting account with some 500-odd other sites on it is probably the reason.
I'm not trying to bash or anything, I'm actually liking it here, which is why I mention this. If you guys are serious about running a forum and membership here continues to grow, at some point you will need a dedicated server just to handle the traffic load. You can get a small starter server on the cheap, usually for less than a hundred bucks a month. Sometimes you can catch sales or special deals that will knock the price down lower too. It may not be needed right this minute, but it is something you might want to consider in the future.
Individual wrote:I agree and I don't think anybody would mind some Google ads, to partially cover the costs.
catmoon wrote:Got a number of sql errors about a half hour ago. seems ok now.
Do the errors correspond with usage peaks?
retrofuturist wrote: particularly now that some accounts about the E-Sangha attack suggest it was related to one of the ads that appeared on the site via Google Ads.
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Poto,
Yes, perhaps it was an early (incorrect) diagnosis... the only other explanation I've heard to date is of a deliberate targeted attack, which from what you're saying here, sounds most likely.
Mawkish1983 wrote:I'd rather donate money every month than see google ads here and I imagine some other users would too. If the server is to be updated I hope it is when I am no-longer unemployed!
David N. Snyder wrote:There won't be any ads here, rest assured. If we need more storage or bandwith space, I will cover the cost or there could be a dana collection at some point in the future, if necessary, but right now we are only using a small fraction of our allowed storage and bandwith space. See also: