We’ve identified some database performance issues with the site that affected response times on Monday, October 6.
Early this morning (Tuesday, Oct 7), we made some changes to the database to help with performance. We’ll watch the site today and see how that does.
On a related note, we just passed 120,000 current subscriptions, so it may be time to upgrade the database itself to more powerful hardware. That would require a tiny amount of downtime, which we’ve give plenty of notice for.