No doubt that you’ve noticed the problems with the site over the last week. The story is this: we’ve outgrown our current server and hosting plan, and need to move to a dedicated server. We’re looking at those options now. Presently, our current host has us throttled to a single connection per second, and frankly, it’s killing us. However, we do respect their point of view: they cannot have a single client using a higher ratio of processor time than everyone else, and thanks to the recent media blitz, our processor time has soared. Compound that with the fact that we move 5 gigs in RSS feeds (not audio, just feeds) a day, and you can see how we’d need to upgrade.
I want to personally thank all of you for your patience while we work out our site and traffic issues. Rest assured we’re doing everything we can to get it fixed up as soon as possible. I’ve been working each day to tune the site and make things more efficient.
I’ll be recording a segment on this for the Podiobooker Podcast, so listen in if you want more detail.
Thanks again — we’ll post more updates as they happen.