Most of you probably noticed that AsWeTravel has been offline a lot during the past 4-5 days, and we really apologize for that!
It might look as though it happened all of the sudden, but the truth is that the site has been dying a very slow and painful death during the past six months, something we’ve kind of been ignoring – until this week when sh*t finally hit the fan.
It started a while ago with the site going from very slow (throttling – they called it) to crashing entirely for a few minutes every now and then until it saved itself and got back online.
We did a few things to correct it, changed the host, changed the theme, changed, changed and tried to optimize the website – and throughout the entire time every expert we contacted simply told us that there was no reason why that should be happening and seemed just as confused as we were … no matter what we did, nothing seemed to help.
We simply got used to having a site crashing every week, but since it was only for a couple of minutes each time, and with us traveling all the time – we never put enough effort into trying to fix the problem.
here we are trying to pretend nothing is wrong with AWT – feeling better with a fruit smoothie in CM … :p
And then, this week – AsWeTravel finally just gave in and died – it crashed over and over again & refused to breathe!
As we post this article today the site has been online for just over 48hrs without ANY problems – so fingers crossed it stays this way!
We had to install our site from the ground up and doing that with 2.5 years of content isn’t an easy task :p
We’ve done some major changes now, are taking every step from here very carefully, and hopefully we’ve managed to make sure that these problems don’t happen again - however we will continue to monitor the site for these issues to make sure it stays online.
Not the perfect way to spend our final week in beautiful Thailand, but hey … :p