Comment spam and downtime
Hi everyone. You may have noticed that the site went down for ten minutes or so there, that's because the Web Server just restarted. I managed to chat to the support guys online, as I am now, and they have told me that the comment system was hitting 99% CPU usage and caused the system to restart. Bad news.
However the guys at Webattention restarted pretty damn quick and Filmstalker was back within minutes. Since then I've had to do some behind the scenes work and that means commenting is currently down, but don't worry it should only be for a few minutes. You'll know once it's back because I'll update this post and let you know...plus you'll be able to comment.
With that are there any MT or Web Programming type people out there who can give some advice on preventing this happening again? Feel free to drop me an email or send in a comment - when they work again!
...and comments are back. For now. I have to find some long term solution to stop spam bots hitting the comments...answers on a postcard to...