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UKScouts.org.uk offers free wordpress websites to scout section, groups and districts.

Where did site requests go?picture of example website with iscout theme

For a little while I’ve had a few odd qwerks with account information not being sent out, emails going missing and random 404s.

These have increased in frequency until the reliability of the site has come into question.  After some technical review, we’ve found that our shared hosting has reached its RAM limit.  This means that when we exceed it, things break.  And they’re breaking every few seconds.

With that in mind, there’s no point in signing up new people.  We’re spent some time optimising the database trying to reduce the strain and will actively be removing sites that have never been used.

How can I help?

We are moving the multisite installation to a VPS.  This’ll need approximately an additional £105 a year.  If every site we host gave us 25p that’d be enough a year to cover the additional cost.

If you can, please donate (it’s setup so money can _only_ go into hosting costs) here: https://www.dreamhost.com/donate.cgi?id=15797

Thanks!  We’ll reopen once we’ve got our data center moved (this is happening at the moment)