Yesterday around 1pm I got an email from my host. “Your web hosting account has been deactivated.” Uh oh. I’ve been dumped! “Reason: site causing performance problems.” The sinking feeling in my stomach nestled in and got comfortable.

I had no idea what to do. Calling the host didn’t help much. My site was causing too many MySql queries and I had to fix it before they’d activate the account again. I vaguely knew what that meant, but no clue how to figure out why it was happening and how to fix it.

But thanks to a very helpful member of, I had the site back up in a few hours.

I apologize for the sudden and prolonged down time, and hopefully it won’t happen again. But you may want to follow me on Twitter or join the NPC Facebook page in case it does. I posted yesterday’s comic on both sites, and will do so again if I am unfortunate enough to get re-dumped.