As part of the 2017 roadmap we find ourselves moving to a new, much larger server. The decision was made after consulting Kelimion and Chronaldragon on what may be best for Handmade Network moving forward -- the answer has been a single capacious Hetzner server as opposed to multiplying droplets on Digital Ocean.
Scaling up to a bigger server in anticipation of the education initiative, giving everyone a larger quota, hosting upcoming projects, the Matrix chat, and so on, has been a wise investment as far as we can tell. Over the weekend, you may experience interruptions that affect the website, Gitlab, and IRC. If you do, give it a few minutes and try again. If you're legitimately concerned you can always e-mail us at [email protected], or ping us on Discord or IRC.
This is a good opportunity to remind users you can support the team and I through Patreon with any dollar amount. We tend to lose good pledges after the summer and I want to make sure we can always expand the growing needs of the network, as well as thanking the team when they spend their time building the website.
P.S. Since I mentioned Matrix, here are some news from a couple days ago that may be interesting to some users.