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Offline Haremlover

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Re: Unplanned outages
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2017, 01:01:25 PM »
I have a server which doesn't do as much as it might and already carries two SMF forums so it wouldn't be out of the question to run another one. You'd be very welcome.

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Re: Unplanned outages
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2017, 09:09:44 AM »
     I did buy the cheapest web hosting that I could find, but even that is no excuse for these monthly fuckups. Now that I have a second computer, I could theoretically run this website from here. One thing is good about starting at the bottom with anything: you can only go up from there.

     Generally speaking, WebHostingPad does fix these problems within an hour or two of me reporting them. I still wonder if this is accidental or planned. I would hate to think that this is something the web host is doing deliberately to get people to upgrade. From what I have seen, their "Virtual Private Server Hosting" ("$29.95/mo") would be no better than the "Shared Hosting" ("$1.99/mo") I am using now. So much for their "HASSLE FREE HOSTING".

"99% Uptime Guarantee

Your website is only useful if it's available to your visitors all the time. That's why we offer and stand by our 99% uptime guarantee. We make sure your website is available, day or night." Really?  ::)

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Re: Unplanned outages
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2017, 06:17:53 PM »
I run two forums based on SMF on a server which doesn't do enough. One of my forums suffered a brute force attack from a spammer in Singapore and it brought the server down last week, meaning that it's now been upgraded to the newest versions of the operating system and Plesk, and I've subscribed to a monitoring service so that as soon as trouble shows in the future it will get attention.

If I can assist with hosting with my server, gratis, you're welcome.

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Re: Unplanned outages
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2017, 08:17:47 AM »
     The domain "www.arimecibo.com" comes up for renewal on 29 Nov 2017. I have the account set up for automatic renewal and have checked that my payment option is up to date. Theoretically the website should stay online. Since the web host has messed up before, there is no guarantee that this site will still be online by November 30.

     I have a complete set of backups for the existing databases and software files, including all current modifications. I did not backup the pictures in the gallery. If the website does go offline, it would be a good time to move to another web host.

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Re: Unplanned outages
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2017, 05:06:13 PM »
Report to your muster stations with your life jackets.  :o
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Re: Unplanned outages
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2017, 07:55:27 AM »
30 Nov 2017

     "Any survivors?" - The Fifth Element (1997) quote by Bruce Willis as Korben Dallas after Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) jumps off of a building and falls through the roof of his flying taxicab.

     Surprise! We are still here! I had some doubts that the automatic domain renewal would work. Party hearty at The Tipsy Barstool Inn!

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"Like a bolt out of the blue
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 When you wish upon a star
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   Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket 1940
Trixie and Dixie "the twins" are Private Secretary inflatable dolls.
Esperanza is a Tera Patrick inflatable doll.
Feodora is an Anatomical Doll, Face 3 Body 3 Feodora Set 1 Feodora Set 2 Feodora Set 3 Feodora Set 4

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Re: Unplanned outages
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2018, 11:00:53 AM »
     I sent this to the web host. The images that were attached showed the typical Internet Explorer and Chrome messages for inability to find a web page.

WebHostingPad Support
February 15, 2018
Reference: (server info, edited out for this post)
http://www.arimecibo.com
http://www.arimecibo.com/smf/index.php
http://www.arimecibo.com/magnus/index.php

     Several times in the past I have reported that access to the http://www.arimecibo.com website was "Limited" - in other words: all access to the MySQL databases was denied. In recent weeks I have seen a total or near-total blackout of the website. I used both Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.

     The attached images show my attempts to access the website HTML section http://www.arimecibo.com (total failure), cPanel (successful login), and the Simple Machines Forums located at http://www.arimecibo.com/smf/index.php and http://www.arimecibo.com/magnus/index.php (total failure).

     I do not know what you people are doing at your end, but I should never see a total blackout on these web pages. The website did come back online while I was researching this problem, but your IT department needs to take a serious look at this.

>:( >:( >:(
"Like a bolt out of the blue
 Fate steps in and sees you through
 When you wish upon a star
 Your dreams come true"

   Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket 1940
Trixie and Dixie "the twins" are Private Secretary inflatable dolls.
Esperanza is a Tera Patrick inflatable doll.
Feodora is an Anatomical Doll, Face 3 Body 3 Feodora Set 1 Feodora Set 2 Feodora Set 3 Feodora Set 4