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Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« on: March 07, 2009, 07:12:32 PM »
Just an FYI that apparently it was the server that was down and not any error with Diafora's site.

Looks like everything connected again.

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edited by dweez to correct the typo in the Subject
« Last Edit: March 08, 2009, 11:40:37 AM by dweez »

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Re: Server Error Cased Fora to Be Down
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2009, 08:06:36 PM »
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Re: Server Error Cased Fora to Be Down
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 04:08:30 AM »
It went down about 12.30am GMT and must have been out for at least an hour.  This is only the second time in 2 months that the server has been properly down for any length of time although there has been other times where it has been shaky.  I still consider it a petty good service overall and doesn't seem to be slowed too much by the chatroom and/or other activity so we will have to live with these occasionally.

Sorry for the temporary loss of service.
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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 03:15:18 AM »
The apache server running this site stopped last night and wasn't restarted until some pressure was applied to my host.  All good now but not very good show by the Houston based server.  Robin if you read this: I think you need to load up the 12 bore.

Sorry folks, perhaps it tried to do a bunk when it heard it would have to answer OC1 from now on...
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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2009, 03:40:57 AM »
I received this as a response to my telling them Robin is on the way..

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There was a problem on the network which has since been resolved by our Technical Support team. There was no data loss and normal service has resumed. If you experience any further problems do not hesitate to contact us.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Kind Regards,

What was the problem then I wonder?  Forgot to restart apache?..
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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2009, 04:52:29 PM »
The apache server running this site stopped last night and wasn't restarted until some pressure was applied to my host.  All good now but not very good show by the Houston based server.  Robin if you read this: I think you need to load up the 12 bore.

Sorry folks, perhaps it tried to do a bunk when it heard it would have to answer OC1 from now on...
I received this as a response to my telling them Robin is on the way..

What was the problem then I wonder?  Forgot to restart apache?..

Had to fire off a few shots to get their attention.
But I think they got the messege. lol
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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2009, 09:35:09 AM »
Another little outage so sorry again.  It was the server this time and not the services it was running, so we should be good now for a while.

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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2009, 02:36:07 AM »
I'm getting pissed now with my host.  If the server goes down at night, it isn't restarted until the morning when the UK staff role in!! 

Sorry folks, I'll try to avoid it happening in the future.
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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2009, 03:47:04 PM »
I have been getting server overloads all day for some reason, and it could well be to do with the site and not the host.  I have deleted some subdomains that were active and their databases in an attempt to speed this place back up, and the little errors you may be experiencing are probably to do with that and not another outage.  I'll check the apache logs just in case and poke the host with a stick if necessary, and I hope to have things back running smoothly again soon.
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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2009, 04:10:39 PM »
Looks like it worked as the site is really quick now, for me at least, and the server overloads have stopped.

As you were..
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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2009, 07:31:03 AM »
Am I the only one that couldnt get through on the site yesterday? I tried for like 14 hours and nothing. Hhhhmmm... ???

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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2009, 07:37:06 AM »
Am I the only one that couldnt get through on the site yesterday? I tried for like 14 hours and nothing. Hhhhmmm... ???

I packed it in around 1am GMT and all was well then, and I was back about 11hrs later so it couldn't have been down for 14hrs either way?  When it does go down it is usually around the midnight mark GMT so what time did you start to have probs dear?
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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2009, 07:47:54 AM »
Well, I got up around 10:00am and retired at 3:30am so that entire time. I was talking on the phone with another member late night and he had no problem at all so I guess it was just me. I just thought it was weird and wondered if anyone else shared my confusion.

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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2009, 10:39:26 AM »
Sorry about earlier but I believe there was a catastrophic hardware failure with the server in Texas.  There was no data loss thank goodness, and we shouldn't experience and residual ill effects from it.

Soz all.
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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2009, 02:41:04 PM »
Friday to Sunday I logging in without problems.
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