Just Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-AdminSeptember 5, 2012 2:21 pm
Howdy all! Corbin here with a few quick updates.
First off, I’d really like to thank everybody that donates to the hosting fund. For those of you that don’t know, there’s a small link directly below our beloved artist’s donation button that donates directly into the account that hosts this comic. Occasionally you guys click it, and put small amounts of money into the account, and that actually keeps us afloat. I’m very grateful for this. I don’t like talking about donations too much, but I have to say this here on the front page because you guys keep donating with faked emails and so I can’t email my thank-you notes directly to your inbox. Thank you so much!
(To address a persistent rumor, no, I am not pocketing the hosting donations. They go directly to Dreamhost and I can’t touch the money at all.)
Secondly, you may have noticed that there’s been a rash of 502 errors over the past two months. This is just a growing pain, as Manly Guys has gotten ridiculously popular as of late. Alexa puts this site somewhere in the top 80,000 or so sites on the entire Web. That’s pretty popular! But popularity has a downside. In this case, the problem is that every time a new comic is uploaded, everybody’s RSS reader dings and everybody rushes over to see the comic. This tends to be a little bit too much for our poor little server. I’ve done a couple of tweaks in the back to try to minimize this; I’m proud to notice that today’s update did not kill the server like it normally does.
That’s all I wanted to say today. Thank you for flying Manly Guys and we hope that you continue to enjoy the story!