Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 09, 2016, 03:48:23 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Website went down for about 6 hours or so  (Read 4014 times)

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,421
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Website went down for about 6 hours or so
« on: October 09, 2005, 11:47:36 AM »
Sunday Morning Downtime:

The hosting company had scheduled maintenance that was supposed to take less than 30 minutes.
It ended up taking 6 or 7 hours.  Seems back up now though i'm not 100% convinced it won't go down again as they complete the process.

Carol Haynes

  • Waffles for England (patent pending)
  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 7,986
    • View Profile
    • Dales Computer Services
    • Donate to Member
Re: Website went down for about 6 hours or so
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2005, 12:33:14 PM »
Thought you might be risking the forum upgrade ...

AbteriX

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 1,115
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Website went down for about 6 hours or so
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2005, 01:20:32 PM »
Iam glad the community is back...
i was a little bit nervous this afternoon (MEZ) (Forum Time 14:20, my Time 20:20)

brotherS

  • Master of Good Ideas
  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • **
  • Posts: 2,136
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Website went down for about 6 hours or so
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2005, 06:40:06 PM »
Would be nice if you could announce down-times that you know about here (and add a "might take longer" :) ) - then we won't need to hit F5 for hours ;)

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,421
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Website went down for about 6 hours or so
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2005, 10:46:14 PM »
yes, i usually try to pre-announce preplanned downtimes, i apologize for that, i simply forgot this one was planned (it was done by the hosting company not me), and it was supposed to be only a few minutes.  hahah i know, i'm learning that's often just wishfull thinking :)

maybe we should set up like a separate alternate place where if the site goes down people can go for more info and discussion; like an offsite blogger.com page or something.  seems like a good idea. i'll set it up.

also people, if you ever find the site down you can join us for chat on our irc channel, which i am on most of the time.  more info here:
http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=772.0

(irc visitors even found out about a secret unreleased donationcoder.com app on the irc channel the other day, so that's more incentive for you :))