on April 29, 2013
As you have all seen, there have been random periodic server slowdowns ever since the site came up. It has nothing to do with the users online, the activity, or where users are at. It crashed with literally nobody on the other night for like an hour.
The other websites I host through this account are not affected, so whatever it is must be tied to the domain. What happens randomly at unpredictable times of the day to only one domain, and that requires a lot of server power? Receiving emails.
So, I am shutting down the email system on May first, and then I will bring it back up on May 7th or 8th. During this period, look out very closely for 500 errors and server lag. If they stop, I'll try to find a way to fix the problem, if they continue, we'll know it's unrelated and I can try something else.
So yeah, sorry for the inconvenience, but it'll help the site a lot in the long-run(no more server lag!). Again, just a temporary shutdown to test if it is the problem. Now, to wait for all the whining about it being shut down forever from the noobs to lazy to read the whole article :P