A message from Robert Smithson – who keeps PB running
As some of you may have noticed, pb.com just had an hour of downtime.
Checking through the logs, our machine has been running at 100% capacity for the last few days, and it’s time (again) to go through a necessary upgrade.
Currently, Politicalbetting runs on a single server at 1and1.co.uk. On this machine there are two “programs” that run – one is the web server (apache2) and the other is the database (mysql). The upgrade will be to move the database to a separate machine (also at 1and1). This should hopefully mean greater reliability and scalability. Later this year, I plan to move the whole shebang to Amazon Web Services so we can scale as appropriate.
Anyway, the result of all of this is that you’re likely to see some downtime tonight – and some comments may get “lost” in the ether. Hopefully it won’t be too serious.
Thanks for your patience, robert.
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