Hey there! The Beat is back! The Beat never really left, but we figured that what with the server overload it was best to just lie low over the holiday, and get ready for the sprint to the finish line.
We’ll have a future post with all the gory technical details — including what to do when the permissions on your image folder go awry — but suffice to say that the move to the new server seems to have actually worked. Of course, it came with a price — apparently one of the scripts in the Beat template was so memory intensive that it automatically maxed out all the memory and processing on the new DEDICATED SERVER. Oops.
Thus the various outages during the holiday as we tinkered with the proper settings to get things actually running smoothly. After messing with the way the front page looks a bit, the site seems to be performing well, loading at a normal time, and looking pretty again, to boot.
We did have to tinker with the front page a little, but it should still be readable, and if our stats are correct, most of you come in via some other method anyway. The reality is the blog layout isn’t as important as it used to be– but it is still pretty damned important.
Anyway, we’re horribly sorry for the inconvenience and lack of posting over the last week, but the downtime was useful in many regards and you were all out shopping anyway.
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Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.