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Saturday, May 25 2019 @ 10:51 AM UTC

Growing Pains - Maybe Time For A Server Upgrade

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By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Have you seen this lately? "Unfortunately, an error has occurred rendering this page. Please try again later." In the past few weeks and especially during peak traffic hours in mid day, it seems like my web server processor simply can't handle the traffic load. Technical support is taking a look but right now it appears to be time for a server upgrade. About 18 months ago I had to upgrade from a shared server to a dedicated server and at that time I was seeing about 2,500 people per day. Now that I'm averaging more than 5,000 people per day, during peak hours the server hits max capacity. The computer can't keep up with the MySQL requests (and then automatically resets.) Of course, this boots off all current users (bad) and then the server restarts (good.) In the meantime, you friendly Panama-Guide readers get somewhat frustrated. Not to worry, the tech guys are going to figure out exactly what's going on, but right now it looks like another upgrade is in order - money I'll happily spend. Just thought you'd like to know what's going on.

Copyright 2008 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Growing Pains - Maybe Time For A Server Upgrade
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, September 20 2008 @ 12:11 AM UTC

Interesting. Any decent shared hosting account should be able to handle 5000 visitors a day, let alone a dedicated server. I'd suspect either you have an issue with your host or the way your SQL queries are handled (be sure you're using persistent connections)

Growing Pains - Maybe Time For A Server Upgrade
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, September 20 2008 @ 05:19 AM UTC

Something is wrong with your server configuration or you are not getting what you think you are paying for. A 5 year old dedicated server can handle more than 50,000 users per day (I know, I ran many of them) easily for a site like this.