I have an odd problem which I can’t figure out:
I have a site which uses CI caching extensively. Over the past few days, some URLs have been impossible to open: the connection is made but then everything just hangs. After talking to tech support to make sure nothing had changed on the server, it was pointed out to me that it was only certain pages which were not loading (in this case, my top page), but only at the root. For example, these two URLs load the top page:
The former hangs, the latter opens the page with no problem. After tearing my hair out (what little hair I have, that is) for a while, in desperation I deleted the cache and everything went back to normal. Okay, corrupt cache file. Fine. But recently I’ve noticed the problem again on a few pages. So, I took a look inside the cache to find a few pages which were either blank (OB) or tiny (16B). The blank files obviously contained nothing, the other files started off normally, they had the page hash (i.e. 1190432279TS—->) but nothing following it. I deleted the files, tried reloading, but the URLs were still hanging. I deleted all the cache files again and things were back to normal. I’m just happy that this is my hobby site and not anything that I’ve done for a client!
Has anyone encountered anything like this? This particular site is being hosted with Dreamhost if that rings a bell for anyone.