Crooked Timber is Down

Kieran Healy notes on his own site that Crooked Timber is down.

Our transition to WordPress radically increased our database usage. Then we got a bit of an uptick in traffic on top of that and our host provider pulled the plug on us because we were gobbling up a lot of resources that needed to be shared. I have to say I think they were a bit peremptory about it. But in any event it seems we̢۪re going to have to get a dedicated server now. Bit more pricey. Hopefully we̢۪ll turn this around quickly and be back online soon.

Quite odd, indeed. CT’s traffic is comparable to mine and I’ve used WordPress for some time with problems only during two incredibly high traffic spikes. Let’s hope they get the problem fixed soon.

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  1. Sounds like they should move to Hosting Matters!

  2. Ravi says:

    Crooked Timber has longer comments threads, as I recall. I suspect they could make a big difference in database usage.