As some of you may have noticed, unfortunately we had a spot of unscheduled downtime tonight (July 17th). As the downtime occurred towards the middle of the night (in the staffs timezone) it took longer than we’d like to resolve the issue. Though we’re not exactly what caused the issue, we suspect it was a service that has been running for quite a significant amount of time fine, but suddenly decided to go haywire. If we work out what caused the issue, we’ll be sure to let you know.
We decided to view this downtime as an opportunity, and used it to upgrade our systems to Fedora 17, along with an upgrade to PHP 5.4. The PHP upgrade has brought with it some small code changes that hopefully our devs were well prepared for. We’re excited to see what performance improvements we can get out of the latest software updates.