Upgrading our database capacity right now to better handle traffic spikes. This will improve performance of all Write.as blogs and @writefreelyhost communities, especially during times of high traffic.
You shouldn't encounter any downtime / issues while we do this, but let us know if you do.
I'm really happy about how far we've gotten on very modest infrastructure -- @writefreely can handle a *lot* of users at once. But past 40k+ users, there are some situations where resources get quickly depleted, like when a post is boosted in the fediverse. While we work on performance improvements to the application itself, this will at least keep things running smoothly.
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