We experienced some problems with the server in the last 3 days:
- Database connection errors - Missing pages - Blank page when trying to reply to a thread in the forums
The blank page and missing pages problems are solved. We still might run into database connection problems now and then but they shouldn't last too long. We're also experiencing error 500 problems due to the growing traffic. I'm looking into this at the moment and we might get another dedicated server to solve this.
I would like to apologize for the inconvenience and I'm happy to report that the forums are now fully working again.
Thanks. I was a bit confused as to why I was getting warnings- too many connected ( in 1000s). Now I understand. Better it is the problem of intense usage than indifference. Planning to move on to Mint-6. Downloded ISO. Thanks Clem, Husse & the team
The major problems are solved but we still have minor problems which we hope will be solved when we get a new server dedicated to the forum (at least that's how it looks now, but whatever we do we will have considerably better server capacity)
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it