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pap posted this 13 July 2015

Had some issues with the server today.  Not sure what was going on entirely, but they seem to be resolved now.  Thanks to KRG and bletch for letting me know.

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CB Saint posted this 13 July 2015

Papsweb meltdown on news of the Schniederlin deal

saintbletch posted this 13 July 2015

Not good enough.

I don't pay a fiver for this level of service!

pap posted this 13 July 2015

Originally posted by saintbletch

Not good enough.

I don't pay a fiver for this level of service!

You're right.   You don't laughing

pap posted this 13 July 2015

Still seeing some problems.  If these persist, I think we'll look at getting onto more exclusive hardware. 

pap posted this 27 July 2015

Bah, had some issues this morning after a week of okay running.

Seem to be back now.  Keeping an eye on it.

pap posted this 28 July 2015

More crap this morning; actively seeking a better hosting solution than we have right now.

BTripz posted this 28 July 2015

Yes, performance does seem to be a bit down, persoanlly I'd ditch the Renault engine and go for Mercedes or Ferrari..

pap posted this 28 July 2015

Originally posted by BTripz

Yes, performance does seem to be a bit down, persoanlly I'd ditch the Renault engine and go for Mercedes or Ferrari..

 We're on a shared box, with loads of other sites running.   For some reason, the app pool keeps crashing and I can't really determine whether it is an issue with hosting, something we've introduced through data collection, or just contention on a box that is also used by loads of other developers.

BTripz posted this 28 July 2015

Does @OptimusTrousers use the app pool on the server, I should imagine thatis quite and intensive process, so if it does might try suspending him for a while see if that helps??

BTripz posted this 28 July 2015

Ah, just seen your tweets about that too

pap posted this 28 July 2015

Originally posted by BTripz

Does @OptimusTrousers use the app pool on the server, I should imagine thatis quite and intensive process, so if it does might try suspending him for a while see if that helps??

He does, but I'm not sure that's the problem.  The sort of post load it takes in isn't huge.   Before yesterday, haven't had to touch the site for a week, but had quite a few issues these last couple of days.

Sfcsim posted this 28 July 2015

Hi Pap, 

i got got this last night and a couple of times this morning. Don't know if this helps? 

Halo Stickman posted this 28 July 2015

Originally posted by BTripz

Yes, performance does seem to be a bit down, persoanlly I'd ditch the Renault engine and go for Mercedes or Ferrari..

Pap: Run faster, Bletch!

Bletch: Yabba dabba doo, Pap

pap posted this 28 July 2015

Originally posted by Sfcsim

Hi Pap, 

i got got this last night and a couple of times this morning. Don't know if this helps? 

 Yeah, it does, kinda - I've seen that a couple of times myself.

Thing is with this caper is that you want to be sure that underlying stuff is cool before making any changes.

The bit it's failing on there is getting the default language, something that the site has probably managed to do thousands of times without a problem.

pap posted this 28 July 2015

Worst day ever.

All sorts of weird stuff going on.  Really sorry about the mucking about. 

pap posted this 28 July 2015

Update on this.   We've been up and down like a tarts knickers today.   Here's what I've noticed.

1) I'm not really fixing anything to get us back online.   We just come back.

2) Other things, which have got bugger all to do with the site, are also down when we are down.   This is stuff like FTP, which allows you to transfer files.   That entire service was down when I was trying to use it.

3) I am hoping that it is merely another app on the hosting box which is going mental.   While that doesn't help us in the short term, it does mean that as soon as they identify what is going on, we should be fixed too.

Bloody frustrating.

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TheCholulaKid posted this 28 July 2015

Meh - no worries, Pap. Thanks for all your work on this site (and others too).

CB Saint posted this 28 July 2015

Ahh, the old intermittent It gremlin. Good luck pinning that down.

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Fowllyd posted this 28 July 2015

It's a fucking disgrace. I don't pay good money to use this site, and I expect a better level of service for absolutely fuckall than I'm getting right now. Shocking.

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