We also have an on/off issue with site lag. This usually ends up with 503's and making other things on the site seem broken.

I think the plan for now is get the site back to normal as much as possible and work out the stability issues. Once that happens, the rest of the site troubles should subside. Teething problems with the site.

We also inadvertantly inherited the physical server Imouto was previously running on (which explains the dying SSD: they had the the DB stored on it and it wasn't a server-grade SSD >_< ).

Hopefully things will get sorted out relatively soon...