25th March 2013, 08:12 PM
Board closure earlier today
Sorry about that! As a result of it going offline, I am in talks with my hosting service as demand for bandwidth for the site from users, was spiking above the level of my allocation on my hosting package.
I am trying to determine if this is due to a problem with how databases are set, or some software glitch, or from actual demand pushing the site up against the current limits on my account.
I checked the site statistics and found that in February, which was a relatively quiet month, we still had close to 39,000 unique visitors to the site, so it may well be that I just need to get a larger hosting package. I'm not quite convinced of that though so an engineer will check out the site logs to see if there's some other reason...
In memory: Lucy
27th March 2013, 08:22 AM
Karlin you're a victim of your success. That's an amazing figure !!
A comfy lap for
Trapper - tri boy Feb 2004, Bosco - ruby boy Jan 2008
27th March 2013, 02:10 PM
Karlin, we had a bandwidth problem last month with our site and could not figure out why the site suddenly became so much more popular. Our IT guy found out that a new search engine was crawling through the site -- it has about 50 pages with some fairly dense content -- and that probably was the cause. That reasoning still does not make sense to me (some search engines do that almost every day or so), but that is what I was told.
39,000 unique visitors in a month is quite a feat, I think, for a single breed website.
27th March 2013, 02:41 PM
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