Huge thanks to Eytan W. for his help migrating Dansdeals.com onto a much better server and to Eli W. for troubleshooting a number of issues during the migration.
Over the past couple months traffic has been spiking causing those annoying “Error 500” messages telling readers that the site is unavailable. During the Bahamas deal last week (Dozens of you have already gone, let’s get some trip reports going on the forums!) the sheer traffic made it get particularly hard to access this site.
Let’s just say avoid 1&1 if you have any traffic going to your site. Their offshore support is positively the worst I’ve ever experienced. They barely speak English and make stuff up as they go along (Your website isn’t working because you use Google Apps for your email? Gimme a break guys!) And the constant Error 500’s are ridiculous.
Based on a number of suggestions I have moved to Media Temple’s Grid Service…so far so good! The site is loading in 20% of the time it took to load when it was hosted by 1&1. Here’s hoping it will stay that good!