Anti-Empire Was Down for 9 Hours
Anti-Empire was down for 9 hours earlier today. If you tried visiting the server displayed the message “It appears you don’t have permission to access this page.”
This had several people writing in thinking they had been banned. That wasn’t the case.
What happened was that the hosting company suspended Anti-Empire from the cloud on the account of a surge in traffic (that was already normalizing).
On a normal day Anti-Empire gets around 4,000 visitors but Tuesday it was 7,500.
That took up more resources than the hosting company figures Anti-Empire’s bargain hosting package entitles it to.
I’m glad to be creating value for so many people and helping to inform so many on the things that matter, but it was a little more than the server package could handle.
Anti-Empire serves thousands of people, including over 2,000 who check-in at least three times a week. (At least 12 times a month!)
If you’re one of the regulars please consider backing it. It will improve it in every way, including on the technical side like this, improving your experience.