Yes, the site was down yesterday. I was out for the day yesterday. When I got home around 9 pm I checked on things – several emails advising of difficuties accessing the site, and I myself was unable to access it to make comment. Off went an SOS email to my web host in Sweden.
Thsi morning the problem has been resolved. I don’t understand much about bandwidth, but I just now received word from my webhost that a steady increase in traffic over the past year has led to an equally steady increase in bandwidth usage which exceeded the limits set on bandwidth in the plan I currently have. It has been set to allow for spikes, but last month exceeded the fudge factor I was being allowed for with traffic spikes and the site shut itself down. I THINK that’s what it all means. As you know, I am no computer nerd 🙁
Over the past year increased traffic to the site has seen the bandwidth usage double. My host asked if I think that trend will continue, in which case I should up my plan. I think probably traffic will continue to increase as it has done. There is no way of knowing with certainty, but I think it probably will. I am just sorting all of this out with my webhost. The problem is in hand :).
Also, I have another issue which may not be visible to most of you right now but will eventually become a problem. That ‘menu’ which runs down the right side of the screen is using so much memory that it has created what is called a ‘permanent error’ on the Father Hod Marshall page; the menu will no longer display on that page. Apparently as the menu continues to grow -which it will – that problem will start to show on other pages. I need to resolve the matter now. That means I may have to remove the vertical menu which runs down the right side of every page. I hate to do that because I think some people find that the fastest way to access a particular page, but, it looks as though I may have no choice. If it comes to that – which I think it will – there is still the horizinatal drop-down menu across the top of the page. I use the drop-down horizontal menu all the time now: I think people would find it easy to use once they get used to it.
Anyway, I will review my options: I think they are rather limited.
Enough for now