Cleanup update, expired and auctioned

This week we’ve been cleaning up blogs on our oldest server. We updated blogs that had old WordPress versions, we cleanup up hacked blogs, and we did all sorts of misc cleanup on our oldest blogs. Most of our active users are already on a newer server that doesn’t really need any cleanup. However, it’s… Continue reading Cleanup update, expired and auctioned

DB Improvements

I moved our databases to a more powerful server and tweaked the MySQL settings. Things seem super fast now, all that is left is to stress test it under heavier loads and check the stability.

Sponsor Snafu, Fixed Now

We were recently approached by a business offering to sponsor by paying a portion of our monthly hosting costs, in return for hosting approximately 200-300 pages of commercial content. This seemed like a good thing because it would help us defray hosting costs and spend some of those savings on improving our hosting for… Continue reading Sponsor Snafu, Fixed Now

Good Times at

Our blogs have been running rather smoothly since the server upgrades a few months ago. I revamped my personal blog, JD and many of our other bloggers like Jesse are getting back into the blogging grove this summer. We aren’t planning on accepting new users anytime soon because we want to make sure… Continue reading Good Times at

Some measures

Lots of downtime recently. Here are some measures meant to improve the situation: I downgraded the Apache servers to the prior version (which seemed more stable) Cleaned up the httpd.conf files (removed the wp_619) blog [Temporarily] Replaced the frontpage with the “status” blog (lower resource usage) May provide an automate WP 2.1 upgrade feature for… Continue reading Some measures