“This site has been suspended” (december 2010)
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The site above is a temporary server that I have in my livingroom. Some photos are broken but all the entries and patterns are there.
That’s the text popping up when trying to reach friendship-bracelets.net. I will with this entry try to explain why.
I jumped out of bed late yesterday night when getting an email to my phone saying that my site “Your site causes too much load on the servers, we will shut it down temporarily.”. Well, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LETTING ME KNOW BEFORE YOU SHUT IT DOWN! *not*
The reason why my site is causing more load than other sites are the Generators. The old-fashion-style generator 1 and the alpha generator is on-demand generation of images directly on the server. Now, generating/editing/opening images on a server cause much load because
- They need more processor power than just sending an image to a user
- They take up much more space in the RAM than ordinary images
I’ve taken action for these reasons, but it doesn’t seem to be enough.
I’ve sent an email to my web hotel, begging them to start up the site again and that I will temporarily turn off the culprit apps (the generators) and try to replace them with client-side apps like Flash or similar.
The decision to start up the site again lies in the hands of my web hotel in Sweden, and they will hopefully start it up again in any minute. The working hours in Sweden is 08-17 and we are in the timezone GMT+01. The clock is just after eight when writing this.
I hope this answers some questions for now.