Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Growth hurts

KUAM.com's always enjoyed being the most popular site for Guam news, but in the last few days, I've had some pretty extreme overage charges in terms of the bandwidth we've consumed from serving files, queries against our database server, and the amount of diskspace we're taking up. Not long ago, I was looking for memory leaks, which wound up being an excessive amount of DB-resident images pushed through a custom HTTP handler staying resident in the .NET 1.x Cache API a bit too long.

And now I got a friendly e-mail from my host telling me that performance is a bit down for queries, and that I'll need to run some admin scripts to regain speed.

While our head of accounting and I agreed that we'd track the escalating charges we face for the months and then determine if we'd upgrade plans, ORCSWeb is pragmatically nice enough to say, "Dude...just ramp up incrementally...you'll save money." That's why I love ORCSWeb. They know.

I guess it's a good thing when you feeling the pinch of rampant growth, huh?


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