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Website downtime

Post by ST_Lawson » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:38 pm

A few of you might have noticed that the site was down for a bit earlier. Just FYI, Dreamhost (the web hosting provider I use) is/was apparently under a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack earlier today. It's back up now, but it's possible that it could go down again depending on the situation. Just wanted to provide some information so you guys know what's going on.
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Re: Website downtime

Post by ST_Lawson » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:39 pm

Sorry about the recent unexpected downtime this afternoon. I was trying to do a minor update to the forum software and it ended up breaking it instead. I rolled back to before I updated so we have a working forum again.

I'll just roll with the slightly older version of the forum until we get to a slow period (maybe during the bye week later in September).
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Re: Website downtime

Post by ST_Lawson » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:38 pm

Just FYI, there might be a bit of downtime tomorrow (12/7/17).

The VPS (virtual private server) that the website runs on is being upgraded to a newer version of Linux (Ubuntu). Shouldn't take more than an hour, but for a little bit, the site might be down.
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