Blog Update

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on February 9, 2010

Hey guys and gals! :mrgreen:

Quick note about my websites (OSG, Glo Bakery, Our Crazy Bengal, and GMM)- as you may have noticed some or all of them have been SLOW as molasses lately. Or down. Or just plain old annoying to try and navigate. :(

This is due to my host not accommodating the traffic that the websites are getting (OSG hit 925,000 page views in January 2010). Blue Host has been spanking my websites on the bum by ‘CPU throttling’ them during busy times (see below).

What is CPU Throttling?

“When your website is using more CPU resources (execution time and load) than allowed, the CPU will freeze, or get a lower frequency so it does not disturb other website hosted on the same server (this is about shared hostings). At this time the website may not respond or may load very, very slowly.”


This is a snap shot of the past 24 hours on OSG:


Not cool.

Eric is helping me around the clock to find a dedicated server to host the websites on! Thankfully Eric rocks at this kind of thing and I know the websites are in great hands!

The good news is once this is done, they will be running at mock speed. :mrgreen: The bad news is that there may be a few hiccups along the way, down time, and generally times when you want to pull out your hair (us included!). A dedicated server will also be costly, but it is all for a good cause of course. :)

We really appreciate your patience as we hopefully roll out a much more sophisticated and snazzy operating system in the near future! I am quite pumped and hopefully the transition is a quick and painless one.

I hope this helps explain what is going on for the time being. I will be back to my regular posting tomorrow AM.

Have a good one! :mrgreen: Now it’s time to buckle down for the snow storm!!!!

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{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Noah February 9, 2010 at 6:26 pm

I’m not a big fan of bluehost. A move to a dedicated server is the right decision.


Heather (Heather's Dish) February 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm

oh man, what a bummer! i’ll be stickin’ with y’all though :)


Mrs. Money February 9, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Aw man! That stinks. I HATE web hosting problems. Good luck getting everything transitioned over!


Patrice February 9, 2010 at 6:35 pm

That’s an insaaaane amount of hits! You’re becoming famous ;) Good luck with all the web hosting technicalities!

P.S- I’ve always wondered, do you speak French?


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm

oui oui madame!


Audrey February 9, 2010 at 7:52 pm

That’s awesome! I wish I spoke a second language. That has to be one of the benefits of living in a bilingual country.


liane February 9, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Computers/networks can be so annoying! Especially when your business depends on the web for orders.

This may actually be the one and only time I’ve read a post on your site and have not been instantaneously hungry. So thank you for that! ha ha

Have a good night :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 9, 2010 at 6:40 pm

yea i had an email from a customer today saying he couldnt place an order…i was like…awww HEEEEELL no! lol


Bree February 9, 2010 at 7:06 pm! they’re great :-D


Ameena February 9, 2010 at 7:13 pm

So sorry that you are running into this problem but how amazing are your page view numbers? That is great news for you!!


Estela @ Weekly Bite February 9, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Bummer about the sites running low… but on the upside, there could be worse problems to have… having an insane amount of page views is awesome!!


RawSierra February 9, 2010 at 7:21 pm

wow ! 925,000 page views in January 2010???!! You might have to change your URL to “Oh She Glows Red Hot” – congrats..this is a wonderful problem to have actually!

I hope someday I can try some Globars! – here is to hoping that maybe someday they will be sold in Whole Foods Stores!


Run Sarah February 9, 2010 at 7:27 pm

An amazing number of hits Ang, wow! OSG is just getting better and bigger!


christie, honoring health February 9, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Sorry about the website issues but awesome news about your traffic! Hope you get things sorted out super fast!


Jil February 9, 2010 at 7:39 pm

aww, sorry about the site issues (but yay for tons of peeps!!)


Jenn @ Livewellfit February 9, 2010 at 7:40 pm

As already mentioned…considering the number that OSG hit in January, that is incredible! You just need to find a home where your lovely site can grow up! :)

Good luck, I hope you find answers with ease!


Mara @ What's for Dinner? February 9, 2010 at 7:54 pm

I can’t believe I’ve been reading your blog since it was maybe getting 1/20th of that traffic!! You’re amazing! I love DreamHost most of the time… they’re pretty reasonable too!


Jenna February 9, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Well, although it may be a bit of a bummer that there may be some hiccups, it is awesome that you are reaching such great numbers. That deserves a CONGRATS! :)


Jolene February 9, 2010 at 9:01 pm

No worries – we will be patient :-)


Colleen February 9, 2010 at 9:05 pm

You guys might want to try something like Google App Engine– it’s much cheaper than a dedicated server and it’s what I run my websites on.


Colleen February 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm

PS I’m also a happy reader of OSG– just had to make my first comment on techie stuff :)


Becky (flybynyght @ wordpress) February 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm

You get the traffic you want and then….oh, how frustrating! I do wish I had that problem though :) As for the snow storm, I’m in Windsor and I think we have about 4 inches right now (we had zero this morning) and it’s still coming down… the morning commute will be a blast ;)


s February 9, 2010 at 9:23 pm

yikes, might be because i check your website at least 5x/day ;)


Carla Shorts February 9, 2010 at 9:37 pm

I hear what you are saying about wanting to pull your hair out! I’m currently on blogger (which is fine, because like 8 people read my blog….2 of whom, I am related to. sadness) and I am wanting to switch to a self-hosted website. PS: Your cat may just be the prettiest cat ever!


Michelle @ Eatingjourney February 9, 2010 at 10:29 pm

you’re getting too big for your britches ;)


Ariana February 10, 2010 at 1:07 am

Thank you for informing us – yesterday and the day before yesterday I could only see a white page – was wondering what happened ;-)


Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind February 10, 2010 at 6:38 am

I sometimes forget your run 4 blogs…oh yeah AND A BAKERY! Super Woman holla! ;)


Nicole, RD February 10, 2010 at 8:27 am

Holy moly! nearly a million hits! That’s awesome! :)


Teri [a foodie stays fit] February 10, 2010 at 9:20 am

I’m sorry about the pain with the blog, but so happy for your that your blogs are so widely successful!!! I’ll definitely stick around through the hiccups! :)


Laura Georgina February 10, 2010 at 9:51 am

Eeeek. Don’t worry, we’ll all be patiently waiting while you guys sort this out and hoping you don’t pull out your lovely shiny hair (wear it in a ponytail until it’s all over, gotta keep that hair!)–seems Eric keeps it short so he won’t be having that problem!


Kristilyn (My 29th Year) February 10, 2010 at 6:21 pm

That really sucks, BUT you are getting a ton of traffic – good for you!

I hope you get this all sorted out!



shalyn February 11, 2010 at 12:55 am

we have lots of fans!! love your recipes and your journey! I would recommend GoDaddy – we use them and are pretty happy ..


Jocelyn February 11, 2010 at 12:02 pm

so glad I can finally read your blog!!!! MISSED IT!!!


Sami February 12, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Awhhh Sketchie is seriously the most beautiful cat I’ve EVER seen! And I’m even biased, because I think my cat, Cali is pretty gorge! :)


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