Hello everyone... Adrian's Rojak Pot has been hit by yet another hosting bullet. It goes by the cryptic name HTTP 403.9. You probably know it better as the white page with these words of gloom - "HTTP 403.9 - Access Forbidden: Too many users are connected - Internet Information Services". After messaging our host countless times, we finally got word that they actually limit the number of simultaneous connections to IIS. The limit they set by default is 500 simultaneous connections. Now, that may seem like a lot but according to MSDN, a single web browser "typically make up to four simultaneous connections to download text and graphics from a page." So, the 500 simultaneous connections will actually translate into something like only 125-150 visitors at any one time! It would be ridiculous to assume that even a small site like Adrian's Rojak Pot will survive on such a small number of simultaneous connections. Gearhost is recommending that we switch to a semi-dedicated hosting package. However, all that gives us is "a few more features as well like 1GB of disk space and unlimited connections as well as high CPU usage." And a price tag four times higher than what we are currently paying!!! That's really more than we can afford to pay. Especially when we have been using about 4-5GB of bandwidth per day (according to Gearhost). I thank all of you for your kind support by turning out for our launch in such massive numbers. However, I don't think we can pay for the bandwidth (and the unlimited connections) that we will need to keep the site afloat. Therefore, I'm afraid unless we can come to a more reasonable agreement with Gearhost, we will have to pack our bags and look for a new host. I hope it doesn't have to come to that... but I'm just letting you all know in advance just in case they cut the pipeline and Adrian's Rojak Pot goes offline yet again.