We're fully aware of the timeout issue that has been plaguing the site over the past week and it has been getting increasingly worse.
As per the post I wrote a while back regarding a large server order, all of those servers have been received and installed and put in to production. This issue we are facing today is as a result of the *NEW* massive increase in demand due to the servers we put in to place.
This is the ongoing issue with deviantART. The growth curve is very fast, demand on the servers increases exponentially and hardware requirements are also exponential.
In other words, 1 server = X traffic. 2 servers does NOT equal 2X traffic. 100 servers = X traffic, 200 servers = 1.4X traffic or so. The bigger the site gets, the more it costs to serve each individual user.
Our mission is to remain a privately held company, we feel that taking a financing round under typical terms would seriously impair our ability to properly serve the community and would p