…it’s probably because we’re on the front page of Reddit.com in the #1 position. Good news for the traffic, but bad news for site performance.
In fact, I just got off the phone with our hosting service and we’re literally getting about 40 hits a second. Crazy.
In any event, I had to upgrade my database container so we could handle the traffic. All the performances issues should calm down shortly as that new container kicks in. So sit tight and sorry for any downtime you may have experienced.