UPDATE 10/06/2020: The migration to the new server happened over night and so far, I can tell a big difference in the speed of things today. The true test will come around 9:30 AM CST today, but so far, things look really good and I have found no major issues. You might find that some posts in the forum disappeared if they were posted during a 3 hour window or so while the migration was taking place. If you find an issue or something doesn’t look like it is correct, please feel free to email me and make me aware.

You might have noticed that the speed of the website has slowed considerably over the last week or so. This morning the site was almost at a stalemate right around the 9:30 AM CST posting of the mid morning chart. Obviously we have a major influx of users right around that time, and it created a bottleneck that was actually throwing 500 Internal Server errors due to all of the traffic. This affected the front end as well as most of what I can do on the backend as well.

The problem is that with the new forum, the traffic has increased almost 10 fold, so that has slowed things down. I went ahead and ordered an upgrade to a faster server that is dedicated solely to PATs now. The migration to the new server can take up to 24 hours, but hopefully it will happen before the rush on Tuesday morning. There should be no interruption of services during the move, but things might continue to be slow during peak usage times until we are moved over fully.

I just wanted to make everyone aware that I realize there is an issue and we are working to remedy it as quickly as possible. Thanks for your patience as we continue to grow. I’m excited about the dedicated server, as this is something I have intended to do for some time now. The recent performance left me no choice other than to move forward with this significant upgrade to our website. I hope that the speed and reliability are readily noticeable for each of you.

I appreciate all of you and your dedication and support of the PATs trading community. It is the sum of all of you that make this a great learning experience that I believe no other trading strategy can match. Good luck with your studies and good trades to all of you!

Mack

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aisakhsd2020 October 5, 2020 at 2:45 pm

Mack,

Thank you very much and good luck with the move to the new servers.

Alex

Frantz October 5, 2020 at 2:45 pm

No worries Mack and thanks for the server upgrade !

phoenixt157 October 5, 2020 at 2:45 pm

Thanks, Mack, for always giving us the best service possible whether through communication to you or through your website!

pbs416 October 6, 2020 at 2:45 pm

ALL THE BEST !

Jason October 6, 2020 at 2:45 pm

Thank you Mack for all that you do for us!

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