- Jul 27, 2012
Sorry for the brief downtime this afternoon. We've changed servers, and there should be a noticeable boost in overall site speed now.
I've wondered the same thing, but so far my experience with the host has been that they don't try and upsell. For example, several months ago there were some problems, and I sent them the following message:Frankly, I wonder if it isn't just the servers choking down on the bandwidth until you decide to pay more. This site doesn't seem to have grown any that I can see. Do you have any sort of measurable metrics that explain the slowdown?
They could easily have recommended a more expensive plan at that time, but they gave this reply instead:My sites' visitors are occasionally getting MySQL "too many connections" errors. For example, my sites were unusable from ~midnight to 1AM EST last night because everyone was getting these errors. I was wondering whether my site's needs are exceeding our current hosting plan. If so, I would appreciate your advice about what upgrade we should consider.
Likewise, when I first switched to this host and asked what plan to get, they didn't try to upsell me one bit.The "max_connections" setting in the mySQL configuiration file was set to the default 200 connections. I've increased this to 500 and restarted mySQL. Would you like to try this out and let us know if you receive any errors tonight?
That's for sure.It's always a little weird paying for something that you can't actually see. Water usage bills I'm pretty sure are just random numbers pulled out of the air.