Well...My great plan to upgrade the RAM setting didn't go so well.
In a nutshell, Phenakism is currently running on a general VPS I have. Also running on it are the mysql DB, more than a few websites, and various other experiments, bits and bobs, etc.
Simply put, the server was running into an issue where, under a high load, it would kill the Minecraft process to save memory. NO bueano.
In the short term I've dropped it back down to 2GB, but that is a band aid. I want this thing to perform for you - even if you have too many turtles!
So in the long term I'm going to be migrating it to a dedicated host run by Cubedhost
There are several benefits to this. The foremost is that this is located in Virginia, versus our current server which is in NYC. So, quicker ping times and better performance
The other benefit is that we'll be upgrading from 2 GB to 3 GB of ram.
Now I'm still working on the logistics of all of this, but I expect to complete the move over the weekend. It will likely require some downtime, but I'll try to keep that to a minimum, if possible.
Thank you for all of your patiences and patronage!
The Dark Psycho!