Newcastle United Web Site – Cavalry Coming

We know we have had some problems on our site these last couple of days, especially since the news hit yesterday about Sam Allardyce’s dismissal from the club. We’ve actually seen significantly increased loads on our site since the beginning of January.


We have already taken action to lessen the load on the site, and we will be upgrading as soon as possible (today hopefully), to an upgraded set of CPU servers, where we’ll have more than double the CPU time allocated to the site. This should solve the problems we’ve been having.

We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers.

22 comments so far

  • ObaFan2

    Jan 10, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Too popular Ed lol.

  • carl

    Jan 10, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #2

    many thanks ed- your sites very good

  • Howie

    Jan 10, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #3

    best nufc site there is for constant updates. is v.good also. awful

  • Clouded

    Jan 10, 2008 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Cheers Ed…I always come here first for news, certainly my favourite NUFC site!

  • Pete

    Jan 10, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Move away from monster… try slicehost

  • Steeley

    Jan 10, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Hurray! (Steeley pats Ed on the back)

  • Andreas

    Jan 10, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Great news Ed since this is a prime site but the über annoying…

    This Account Has Exceeded Its CPU Quota

    Please contact this site’s webmaster.

    Wait a few minutes and use your browser’s “Back” button or click here to try again.

    If you are the webmaster, your account may have gotten this error for one or more of the following reasons:

    * Your account has used more than its share of the cpu in the past 60 second sliding window.
    * Your account has too many concurrent processes running simultanously.
    * Your account has consumed too much memory.
    * Your site was recently very busy trying to run inefficient scripts.

    The solution would be to optimize your applications to use less CPU.
    Adding appropriate indeces to your SQL tables can often help reduce CPU.
    Using static .html documents instead of painful .php scripts will practically eliminate CPU usage.

    …has been a royal pain in the a** lately. Looking forward to not expirience that again.

    Keep up the good work Ed!

  • Toon Al

    Jan 10, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #8

    just read that jol AND hiddink are bein contacted.

    bin jol, stick with guus!!!

  • clinta

    Jan 10, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #9

    howie agree completely, this site seems a little quicker and more in depth than though so good work lads,

    -if you want pr bollocks please tune into

  • iain

    Jan 10, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #10

    every site goes down now and again.

    juts hope you dont get ripped of ed on the back of some short term problems.

    i know plenty of people who change there servers and are constantly getting ripped off.

  • clinta

    Jan 10, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #11

    as an australian toon fan, and after witnessing what he achieved with us (among others) in the world cup i’d have to agree with toon al that guus would be spot on, but doubt he’d be tempted with our lot?

  • Tez131

    Jan 10, 2008 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #12

    Just thinking ED – the banner at the top of the site with Big Sam bang smack in the middle may need to be changed??

  • obafemimartins

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #13

    i said that about the banner but i think i said it wrong

  • Tripp

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #14

    Hadaway Ed! Thanks. The CPU thing was a bit frustrating (not that I need to tell you that). Congrats on this site’s readership, it speaks volumes.

  • Sloop Jon B

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #15

    maybe you should remove Barton as well from the banner- or at least include a bowl of porridge for the lad!

  • Chris_Toon

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Just as well remove joey barton init lol doubt we see much of him 4 a while 🙂

  • Ed Harrison

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Andreas – it’s been a pain to me too – lost a few articles I was trying to get up there.
    Hopefully it will be OK again very very soon.

  • Ed Harrison

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #18

    Yes – it looks like our banner needs updating – Sam and maybe Barton to go – but think we’ll wait – it looks like new players will be arriving in January if Mike can being someone in quickly enough. 😀

  • The black in the blacknwhite

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Ed, your the man, love this site-

  • scott9

    Jan 10, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #20

    i hope we have someone for the stoke game otherwise well be out the fa cup

  • Pete

    Jan 10, 2008 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #21

    Has it been sorted now?

  • G.

    Jan 10, 2008 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #22

    great site Ed, i don’t post much comments but I check this site more than once a day

    keep up the good work!!

    greetings from Belgium


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