You may have noticed the site going down briefly here and there during the day. This is not related to the recent hack on the site, it is a symptom of the site growing!! The site will tend to hit it’s max Database Connections allowed on the sties current hosting environment. Especially lately when I run the daily backup on the site.
I’ve had a call with our host Rackspace and CG Cookie is looking to invest into a Database server for BA alone. Some benefits of doing this are:
- Greater level of monitoring being under the CGC managed cloud service plan. Currently on a cloud sites plan.
- Increased ceiling for DB connections and growth
- More back ups, more often.
The down side is finding that extra hours to get that all set up. Though, I am working with Rackspace and the Cookie Crew to see how quickly we can get this up and running.
I wanted to just give a heads up on what you may have been seeing and that I am working on it! Thanks for helping grow the site and catch you soon.