In the past few weeks, hwbot has suffered major slowdowns and overall sluggish response time. After a few hours of troubleshooting, we found the issue. An incorrectly configured cache caused a major slow down on each page.
The average response time has gone down from 3.0 to 0.150 seconds, making hwbot.org working smooth again. Our apologies for the slow server response in the past few weeks, and the 1 hour downtime this afternoon while troubleshooting the issue.