Just a quick update - I realize that at times over the last couple days the website has been EXTREMELY slow – even slower than it has occasionally been over the last few weeks.
I’ve spent considerable time investigating the problem and I think I’m starting to understand what’s going wrong. I’d like to ask your patience for just a couple more weeks for me to make sure I understand the issues and to try to come up with a solution.
I would anticipate that by mid-June or so, we should be running quite well again.
P.S. As part of my looking around, I took a look at our usage. You might be interested to know that from May 1 to May 29, there were 1.5 million hits** and 9 GB of data transfered. The exact daily average was about 51,000 hits and 307 MB per day.
**“hit” here means a visit to ANY page on our site. So a single “visit” will result in multiple “hits” as the user will typically view multiple posts, etc.