I found myself in great need of kittens this morning. Fortunately, I still have a few left.
The site is back to working again! It turns out to have been a corrupted database, which nobody thought of at all. I was looking at the performance problems (which are a separate issue) and thought maybe rebuilding the database would help, and lo and behold, there were errors. Once they were auto-repaired, things started working again. However, two chunks of data were deleted from my database, and I have no idea what they were, so if you see the site doing anything strange, please let me know.
Well, when I say it’s fixed… it’s fixed except for that pesky performance issue, which we still have no clues about. My hosting provider, Hurricane Electric, has helped me out a lot in setting up a caching plugin, and I’d like a little feedback from my readers, if possible. When you loaded DoSF today, do you have a good feel for how long it took? Was it a second or two, or was it closer to ten seconds? (If you can’t remember, try reloading later on today, or tomorrow, or whenever you next visit the site. If you reload right now, it will almost certainly be very fast.) If you have a chance, please do leave a response in the comments.
And now, with no further ado, two kittens!