Note to readers: Must Read Alaska moving to new server

Keith Showalter, photographer.


Dear Reader,

For a brief period on Saturday morning, Must Read Alaska will be offline, migrating to a higher-capacity cloud server with 50 percent more gigabytes, a bit more ram, and other fine attributes that ensure faster loading times and fewer “503 errors” for visitors.

It’s been a great 14 months since Must Read Alaska took the Monday morning newsletter to the next level and added a daily news site online.

We’ve gone from a borrowed server to a “cloud-based” server, and now need something even bigger.

For the curious reader, Must Read Alaska averages over 95,000 visits per month now, and has for several months. That means at times, the traffic gets all jammed up. It is a good problem to have, but also an important problem to resolve.

So if you’re an insomniac, or if you’re on the other side of the world, you’ll discover this web site not working in the wee hours of Saturday morning. We hope, and we expect, it will be a mercifully short outage.

Thank you, everyone, for reading, for your comments, and for your interest in a making Alaska everything it can be. Meanwhile, be sure to sign up for the Monday morning newsletter (right side of page). It’s a great read, and 10,000 plus Alaskans receive it every Monday.

– Suzanne Downing
MRAK Editor and Publisher