Scheduled Downtime

Heya everyone,

You might have noticed recently that out website has been down quite frequently. We are working with our server management company to try and find the root of the problem. We believe it is probably just a problem with the sheer volume of traffic, in which case the server will need to be optimised appropriately (for the technically minded, it'll involve tweaking the SQL database and memory allocation on the server).

However, we believe it is more likely due to a hardware fault, and have hence scheduled for the server's hard drive to be scanned later this evening. This means the site will be down for between 2 and 5 hours. We are trying to schedule this between the hours of 2am and 7am, when we have the least traffic.

Sorry if this affects you, but everything should work well afterwards. We apologise for any frustration you've had because of our misbehaving server!

Lots of love,
Tom x x x