Slow site performance

I would like to sincerely apologize to our end-users for any inconvenience this afternoon’s site disruptions may have caused. While reaction to our beta release has been extraordinary (both in terms of volume and positive response), our site came under DoS attack around 3:45PM ET this afternoon and has mostly recovered about two hours later.

I have deployed measures to prevent this sort of disruption in the future, including improved memory and process management of Apache threads and rollout of CBand bandwidth limiting/throttling. This does regrettably mean that legitimate users will get a “site busy” message from time to time, but this should only be temporary and site operations will resume normally.

Thank you for your patience and understanding – and interest in MediaFork!