As you may have noticed, we have a new site.
Long, painful story boiled down: AMN was getting a lot of bot/spider/crawler traffic, as well as high-volume requests from various locations attempting index, download or copy the entire site. My (now previous) hosting service had been complaining about this for over two weeks. I spent about 35 hours over that period of time doing everything I could to reduce the load. Load was reduced, but not to their satisfaction. I was frustrated, losing sleep, getting behind at work, and not spending enough time with the family. Ultimately, the problem the site was having was beyond my control.
So, I’ve moved the site to another provider that should be able to handle the load issues. I hope. I’m going to give it a couple of weeks here before I declare success.
In the mean time, there are a few features that we no longer have at AMN, and some new features to try out as well. Despite the site being fully operational at this point, I’ll be working over the next few days to get a few minor things in order.
One difficulty that some of you may have is that you might be getting redirected to the old site. This problem should go away over the next several days, as DNS records are propagated. If you’re still having problems by the end of the week, drop me a line.
I appreciate your patience during the transition.