Server Status

You might have noticed, but the server has been lagging the last couple of months. Why? More traffic and spammers. The site is powered by a little Ubuntu atom processor computer I bought about 5 years ago. It has 2 gigs of ram, and a SSD. It had been running pretty much flawlessly for the duration of it’s existence, up until about March or so of this year. That is when I noticed a HUGE increase in people trying to log in as “admin” on the site, or trying to inject WordPress with SQL attacks, or just trolling random directories and stuff.

The result is that the server has slowed to a crawl. Especially the MySQL database. I’ve done a lot of optimizations to Apache, and put in a bunch of anti-spam and other security measures. This has helped, but the site is still bogged down.

So, I’m going to throw this out there…..anyone have a beefier computer they want to donate? Something with maybe a intel i3 or something? Or maybe an older intel Mac Mini with lots of ram? Or even MONEY towards getting a better server? OR maybe someone wants to hook me up with a cheap hosting solution? OR anyone want to give me like a Synology DS411 or DS1513? 😉

There will also be some more posts soon. Been busy over the summer (amazingly)….

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