Potential DTW downtime

by billfer on December 26, 2008 · 3 comments

in Site News

I just wanted to give a quick heads up that at some point over the next 24-48 hours you may experience some DTW downtime. I’m moving my site to a new hosting company and that would be the root cause. I could either break something (frighteningly likely) or there could be some funniness as the change propagates through DNS. Also, if you leave a comment between now and the move it may disappear. I’m not deleting it, but if the comment hits the old server instead of the new one, well, it will just be gone.

If you are having problems, drop me a note on twitter (@billfer). I’ll also post updates with problems/status there as well.

I’m doing this now because traffic and news usually dip around this time of year. Hopefully it won’t be too disruptive.

Thanks for your patience.

UPDATE: It appears that everything is moved over and complete. Hopefully this speeds things up on the site a little bit, and resolves the downtime that the site has been experiencing. My former host said I had outgrown their site, and DTW was the site crashing their servers. I don’t get that exactly, especially on low volume days, but I’ve moved up from shared hosting to a virtual private server so let’s hope this works.

 
 

{ 3 comments }

billfer December 27, 2008 at 9:27 am

Test comment. Is everything working?

Kathy December 27, 2008 at 9:40 pm

Far as I can tell!

Kevin in Austin (now Dallas) December 27, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Thanks for all your hard work this year Billfer.

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