Cluster Upgrade

Because of network issues in our Phoenix cluster we’ve had to shut it down, and over the past week there have been some blips of downtime where you probably got some spam through on your blog.

Because spammers never sleep, every second of uptime is really important to us, and we’re bringing online a new cluster of Akismet servers in San Antonio as soon as possible, in addition to building out our presence in Dallas.

I’ll update this post when the new servers are online, in the meantime if any spam got through don’t forget to use the “recheck queue” button new in the 2.0 version of the plugin to easily clear it out.


  1. This is great to hear. Akismet is anyways very good spam protector. I got cleaned about 50-200 spam messages a day. Really great!

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  3. That will be good.Thanks for keeping us protected.We hope to see more from Akismet people.Hats off to your group and work

  4. I guess it is a good thing that I require all comments from new people to be approved before they make it public.

  5. Hi guys,

    Downtimes like these make us appreciate Akismet more, as I’ve said before here:

    I couldn’t believe that I was getting +10 spams a minute in some moments of downtime.

    Keep up the good work!


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  7. Aha – that solves the mystery (in my head) as to why there were instances with big chunks of spam coming through unfiltered. But new cluster and more machines to handle spam is very cool and great news 🙂


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