all about what we are doing to make Net-at-hand a great web publishing system.
We are coming up on two years that Net-at-hand has been in production and we are very pleased with how everything has progressed so far. Net-at-hand has proven to be a stable and robust platform for building websites, and it is only going to get better.
One thing about running a successful web application like Net-at-hand is that we must always be prepared to grow. As more people start to use the service, more strain is placed on the resources that run that service.
So the time has come to take the next step which is to upgrade the server that Net-at-hand runs on. To this end, we will be taking Net-at-hand down tonight (4/3) at 12:00 am EDT. We are expecting the time that the server will be down to be about 10 minutes, but it could take upward to 60 minutes.
Basically what we are going to be doing is setting Net-at-hand up on a new server instance that will double the size of the server. This will let us handle the increased traffic (and file uploads) better.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about anything.
UPDATE—The server upgrade went very smoothly, though it ended up taking over an hour and a half before we got everything back up and running. But the system is seems to be performing well. Let us know if you notice any issues.