For over a week now, I have hit "Railpage" and received the overloaded message ( with it's good, funny comments). However, if I hit"Railpage Forums" I arrive without any problem.
We have been pushing some serious traffic over the past 3 weeks combined with a database which is becoming quite larger (which is good news). I have not checked the resources allocated to the virtual systems until this morning which shows we are starting to hit the high water mark for some of the virtual servers we have running in the RDC. (So much for people saying we were doomed we have actually grown and continue to grow).
I need to do some numbers but we may need to acquire more hardware and in the meantime balance some virtual servers in terms of resources.
For those interested in some stats, if I look at the traffic volumes starting from when we moved the site to new servers in Melbourne compared to now (over an 18 month period) our traffic is up on average by around 38%.