We’re back and running.
Here is what has happened so far.
We upgraded from a 1GB server to a 2GB server, which gives the database more swap.
We are now also behind a "virtual IP address" which lives on a piece of equipment called a load balancer.
We also have switched physical locations. Now we are hosted on the East Coast of the USA rather than the West. This should make the blog faster for people in Europe (two fewer hops to reach us).
We have also upgraded the WordPress software which makes this blog run.
As you may have noticed, at this point we still have the same theme. The guy who did most of the work got it to function on the new version.
The present theme is still rather "heavy", but I know people like it.
I may switch themes now and then to see what the difference is for speed and the server load, but for now,… whew!
I need to get used to a new admin area and figure out what plugins may have been lost and which new ones might work.
So far, however, I think we are now faster and ready for you readers to try to push us over the edge again!