If you tried to access Consumerism Commentary today but couldn’t get through, I apologize. This site — and many of my websites sites hosted at DreamHost — are having server problems. Part of the problem is being bombarded with spam comments, in some cases a thousand per hour. While they don’t get published, they get evaluated like all other comments, and that takes processing power.
I’m looking for other solutions. Bear with me!
Update: DreamHost is upgrading the server that hosts this and many other websites — from a Pentium III 850 MHz with 1 GB RAM to a Dual Xeon 2.8 GHz with 2 GB RAM — since I’ve been “such a wonderful long-time customer.”
Mad props to DreamHost, who will make the transition within the hour. Now let’s see if this helps solve the problems.