Our server was down for about 8 hours overnight. These problems always seem to happen when we are out of town. We are going to make some changes but we will have to struggle thru this until Daytona is over.
Hal - as I wrote once before to LaMonster when he commented on the server problems and slowness:
Having a host that can manage traffic when the numbers climb requires experience and often some hosts even though they are in "the business" simply don't have that particular experience. Volumes in excess of 100 million a day are not uncommon with some places on the net, so traffic can be handled quite effectively with significantly larger numbers.
You should look at using Apache's rotate logs feature... and use urchin.com for server stats.
Also, not to be critical ,but the fact that your host responded without a quick solution shows they may "not" have that experience.
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Hal - DaleC may have sounded somewhat heavy in his delivery but he has giving you really good advice. No host should ever tell you about a problem without a solution. If you are paying someone to handle your sever and he don’t, get yourself a new host,. On your bigbike site I read your sites were moving 200G a month, that is a lot of…what ever we call what we put on these sites, but not a big deal for a good host. You are spending the money, get the service. Doug