For the past few days, Simprograms has been having server problems. After emailing our host provider, ManagerJosh of Simgames.net, he found the problem:
One our network sites (KOEIWARRIORS.CO.UK) got an exclusive scoop on announcing a brand new game title before all the major media and other fansites. In turn, our server is getting slammed like crazy because major media sites and fans from around the globe are accessing the server because they want the latest game information.
I’ll put in a request for hardware upgrade this week to increase performance, but we will have to see. The server is holding up fairly nicely and I’ll see what I can do to squeeze more performance out of the server in the meanwhile.
Hopefully we won’t be plagued by any more problems, but if we do, you now know what the problem is.