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Hello members and visitors! The forum has been upgraded to a new server and new forum software versions. We are in the process of tidying up and making it look nicer, but for now, please check out our two newest themes: Steel Nexus and Steel Nexus Worksafe!
There was indeed some trouble over the past week and a half, but we have now migrated to a new hosting solution.
Last night there was a DDOS attack on the site. While CloudFlare generally protects us from this, what happened was the large number of requests on the SQL database gave us - not a bandwidth issue but a VRAM issue. If you were unable to access the site during the past 12 hours or so that is basically the reason.
Routine server restarts are now included in the site maintenance schedule to help minimize the amount of server memory occupied by SQL at any given time.
thank God we have a rock solid server admin .....