Intermittent downtime : Between bad bots and DDOS

Few days ago my site has been subjected to bad http crawling bot which caused my site to be slower than usual. It become worse when somebody took advantage of the situation and launch a Denial-of-Service attack to my website which effectively took my website down for few hours per-day until today.

Rest assured the culprits has been identified and has been dealt with, you can enjoy reading my blog again. I’ve made few modification to my sites so it is more resistant to this sort of problem the next time around.

I sincerely apologize to those who have been subjected to hours of waiting for my site to load (and viewing the dreaded Internal Server Error messages) for the past 3-4 days.

And for those who are wondering about Gutsy Gibbon update will be able to read them at my personal blog :

Have fun !

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