I just learned that during the weekend, 1.2 million HTTP requests were performed towards the Proun website. That explains why it went down...
So the hosting company pulled down the site and refuses to host it anymore: they are aimed at small sites and don't offer deals for this kind of traffic. However, I am not a hosting expert, so I am not sure where to get hosting instead. So if any of you happen to know a lot about where to get good web hosting for this kind of traffic, then it would be awesome if you could email me to find a solution for this! My email is joost -at- ronimo-games.com.
As for specifics: I think most of the 1.2 million HTTP requests were for the highscore system, so that means lots of PHP and MySQL code being executed on the server as well.
So this is also a status update for people waiting for Proun's highscore system and official site to get back online. I am working on it, but this is more difficult than I was hoping for... :(
Here is the temporary website for Proun again: www2.hku.nl/~joost1/Proun. You can buy and play the game just fine, but you won't have online highscores for the moment. Working to get that back!
For players getting freezers in the highscore screen: check the solution here.
And to give you something to look at in the meanwhile: the first user tracks have already popped up on the Proun forum. It's incredibly cool! Just take a look at this picture from Archipelago by JohnArr.