Our internet host is having some problems keeping up with traffic on this incredibly busy day. The problem is exacerbated since they’re also hosting some official election supervisor sites in Florida. We’ve had one hiccough so far today — about an hour and a half of down time — and we may see more. Just an FYI.
Our host writes:
We are seeing a rather extraordinary traffic level across the entire network. We are seeing intermittent and not too often failures in DNS resolution as both servers that handle DNS lookups reach their maximum lookup limit. These are termporary failures that are self-correcting as requests are processed by the servers. We are working to safely increase the limits to serve more requests while not crashing anything. We are also seeing some servers where all apache connections are in use on an intermittent basis. In those cases, we are likewise working to safely increase the maximum number of requests permitted on the most severely affected servers so that more requests can be answered at once.