Offline again (briefly)
On Friday this site went offline, or rather GreenGeeks took it offline.
Some thing caused a sudden spike in database activity that interfered with other sites on the same shared server. This, of course, always threatened to cause issues that simply didn’t happen when I self-hosted on a Linode. Linode simply ramped up the billing for however many seconds or minutes the spike lasted.
On the bright side, this gave me a chance to interact with the people actually running the servers, the tech support, and the interaction proved very smooth and pleasant.
The site came back online on Monday, after I had optimized and otherwise polished the database. I remain convinced that the upsides of this will rapidly begin to outweigh any potential downsides.