Hello all, your friendly Ozblogistan Tyrant here.
Tonight I am going to be moving to new servers. All the Ozblogistan sites (Andrew Norton, Catallaxy Files, Club Troppo, Henry’s Lore, John Quiggin, Larvatus Prodeo, Sensible Social Policy and Skepticlawyer) will be offline during the move.
I am making this move because performance has been steadily worsening in the past few months. My current provider, Linode, have more powerful plans available. However our problem is not that we need more RAM or more powerful virtual CPUs. Our performance is constrained mostly by disk performance.
Our new home, DigitalOcean, build their systems using much faster disks than Linode currently do. I also considered hosting with Australian provider OrionVM, but Australian bandwidth is simply too expensive. Absurdly so, compared to everywhere else.
Starting after 7.30pm Western Australian time, Ozblogistan will be down for up to several hours. Hopefully you all have better things to do on a Friday night than mash the F5 key.