We were lucky. Club Troppo failed on a weekend, when it has far fewer visitors. Had it failed on a weekday it probably would have upset a lot of you out there in reader-land.
As I outlined in my previous Site News, the root cause of the outage was that Club Troppo ran out of disk space on our current host. Once this became apparent I was able to fix the problem and the site has continued on its merry way.
Ken asked me to recommend another host. He noticed that Catallaxy has moved to the well-regarded Blue Host and that I had previously recommended a move to Dreamhost, another well-regarded outfit. In the end he chose Dreamhost, mostly on the basis that yours truly – who seems to have turned into Club Troppo’s Mr Fixit – is familiar and comfortable with Dreamhost.
The important point is this: Club Troppo will be moving to Dreamhost, hopefully this coming weekend 27-28 January. There may be some disruption to service, and some comments may be lost during the period. I’ll post an announcement when we start the move, and another when it is finished.
Once we’ve moved to Dreamhost, Club Troppo will have essentially unlimited room to grow, and I don’t expect to see the weekend’s problems recurring again.