There are a couple of reasons for this including a lack of time, Easter holidays, a new computer I’m trying to bed in and a few issues with my host.
I’m not complaining about my host at all, not specifically as I find them helpful, good value for money, fast and reliable – however, my blog has been causing a few issues.
The problem is that I’m on death row. This site has been moved to a ‘probation server’ which is probably why things have been running a little slower AND if I don’t fix it within a reasonable period of time then upyourego.com and associated e-mail accounts will be deleted.
So instead of blogging I’ve been working out what’s wrong. The description of the issue didn’t really help me much:
The site creates 10 PHP processes as soon as the application pool is recycled and we found the server after the pool had recycled with a total of 20 PHP processes running a result.
These PHP processes, all owned by your domain, were busy doing things, with varying amounts of server CPU utilisation. At one point I saw 2 processes using 40+% each, but in general the total of all the processes doesn’t seem to fall below 40-50%.
I also removed an image of Terry Wogan that seemed to be getting a rediculous number of hits.
I’ve now sent an e-mail back to Fasthosts asking them if they can check again to see if the problem is fixed. Failing that I’m going to delete the blog folder, re-install WordPress and start again with a basic theme and no plugins.
I’ll keep you posted but this is just to say sorry for any errors you might spot over the next few weeks.
Ideally I’d just moved to a dedicated server, the basic package from Fasthosts is only £65 a month BUT I only just make enough in ads from my blog to cover the cost of the basic hosting plan at the moment – so can’t cover the rest yet.
Normal service WILL resume shortly. In the meantime I’ll try and post an iPlayer pick today to make up for it.