I am aware that Threadstr is occasionally going down. Even though it’s not currently functional anyway, I want to get this resolved ASAP, because I don’t want it to be an issue when it is fully-functional.
The issue seems to be that MySQL is getting an out-of-memory error, and I’m not the only one having this problem on DO.
I’m approaching this on two fronts:
- Stop the out-of-memory error from occurring.
- Have the DO droplet restart and restart Node.js when it exits abruptly.
Both of these have their own challenges. In the first case, adding RAM doesn’t always seem to make much of a difference, according to the thread linked above. In the second case, Node.js, unlike Apache, doesn’t start up in the background by default when the machine starts up, and I don’t know how to get Node.js to restart the machine if it crashes.
It’s an ongoing learning experience, but I am definitely determined to make this work as well as I possibly can.