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SimplePortal => News and Announcements => Topic started by: Eliana Tamerin on July 18, 2009, 02:13:52 AM

Title: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: Eliana Tamerin on July 18, 2009, 02:13:52 AM
We are sure you are all wondering at the cause of the recent long downtime. But before we explain it, first let us extend our apologies to everyone this downtime affected, and our thanks to everyone who supported us during this week.

Now, on to the reasoning. You see, evil minions have been plotting to overthrow SP, not pleased that it supports both SMF 1.1.x and 2.x. They were nearly successful a few weeks ago, but this week, they stole the SP server.

Our brave Team member, Huw (H) (http://www.funnycatpix.com/_pics/want_karate_cat.jpg) and his kinky sidekick Jade (http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/funny-pictures-kittens-have-the-giggles.jpg) were on the case immediately. Between suspension pages and evil support technicians, they battled ferociously to reclaim our server. But their bravery was not enough, and they were only able to manage to download a copy of SimplePortal's files and databases before being discovered. In haste, they destroyed the old server to avoid any further attacks, and ran for safety; barely escaping with their lives.

Those valiant Team members will be highly honored by the SimplePortal Team forever!

/me coughs.

Now that you have finished laughing, here is the real story: Between our codes and our old host, SimplePortal started using more resources than the server could manage. The account was suspended, and we had to find a VPS. After comparing our old host's rates to another host, we decided to try the new host, and placed an order. We hit a snag trying to restore a cpanel backup that didn't want to take well, and after that was conquered, we brought SP over and reanimated it.

Our talented Project Manager, Huw (H), went through and spotted the problem we had. It seems that the shoutbox does not agree with the servers somehow, and it has been disabled for now. Rest assured we shall bring it back online once it has been tested and working again.

We are still doing some things behind the scenes, setting up tools for our Team members and finishing the transfer of the rest of the files that were on our old host. But the majority has been completed, and you can now relax. There may be a few hours downtime in the future, but we shall try to make it as quick as possible.

Regards,
The SimplePortal Team
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: Old Fossil on July 18, 2009, 09:53:25 AM
kinky sidekick Jade??

 :D  :D  :D

Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: Costa on July 18, 2009, 11:21:43 AM
LOL

Ok, in this time i support the portuguese community by msn
I warning them that sp.net it's back again

* finnaly peace in my msn messenger
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: ccbtimewiz on July 18, 2009, 11:37:10 AM
Haha, that story was hilarious.  ;D

Glad SP is back, though.  :)
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: Jade Elizabeth on July 18, 2009, 04:07:56 PM
kinky sidekick Jade??

 :D  :D  :D

Of course. Havent you seen my site?

http://www.theacforum.com/index.php Check the bottom. The very bottom.

Haha, that story was hilarious.  ;D

I'm so glad she did it ;D.

I was so bored and I wined and she was like, Okay, let's do it :D.

If Eliana was my mum, she'd get huge mothersday gifts!! ;D
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: Old Fossil on July 18, 2009, 05:39:07 PM
Thought ya had to be a lady to be kinky.
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: Jade Elizabeth on July 18, 2009, 06:56:34 PM
And what makes you so sure I'm not a lady?
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: Old Fossil on July 18, 2009, 09:31:45 PM
I asked JBlaze

 :D

=runs and really asks=
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: SteveFJ on July 18, 2009, 09:33:51 PM
Well it just goes to prove one thing. with valiant knights like yourselves the Web is a much safer place. Glad you managed to escape alive in the process. :applause:
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: JBlaze on July 18, 2009, 11:24:43 PM
I asked JBlaze

 :D

=runs and really asks=

Ohhh that was you posing as the old lady on the street corner?

Damn, shoulda known :P
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: Old Fossil on July 19, 2009, 09:33:57 AM
I asked JBlaze

 :D

=runs and really asks=

Ohhh that was you posing as the old lady on the street corner?

Damn, shoulda known :P

Cheeky kid
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: 130860 on July 20, 2009, 03:08:25 PM
Hail to the braves!!!

Long Live SP.net!
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: GravuTrad on July 20, 2009, 04:06:34 PM
What is your server configuration? what's your statistics?
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: Eliana Tamerin on July 20, 2009, 05:58:12 PM
Ours? That's a national secret. :P
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: Jade Elizabeth on July 21, 2009, 12:50:26 PM
Ours? That's a national secret. :P

Which is why H and I VALIANTLY went to rescue the server!
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: Costa on July 21, 2009, 02:12:05 PM
OK, it's a Pentium II with 6 MB of RAM...
That's the problem  ;D

Farewell
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: ccbtimewiz on July 21, 2009, 02:38:34 PM
OK, it's a Pentium II with 6 MB of RAM...
That's the problem  ;D

Farewell

If that was the case, the site would be down right now. :P
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: Costa on July 21, 2009, 02:48:02 PM
SimplePortal it's magic, works without server
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: candidosa2 on July 21, 2009, 03:20:53 PM
good to see work 100%
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: AngelinaBelle on August 11, 2009, 01:08:27 PM
So -- any guidance on when shoutbox will cause problems with the server?
 
Thanks
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: Eliana Tamerin on August 11, 2009, 01:29:40 PM
When? Umm, never again.
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: AngelinaBelle on August 11, 2009, 01:35:55 PM
That's very good news.
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: [SiNaN] on August 12, 2009, 09:23:13 AM
It was due to a bug in SMF parse_bbc() function. SP 2.3 fixes it.
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: AngelinaBelle on August 12, 2009, 09:34:25 AM
Good on ya!
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: GravuTrad on August 13, 2009, 03:37:59 PM
It was due to a bug in SMF parse_bbc() function. SP 2.3 fixes it.

Good to know this.
Title: Re: Regarding all the Downtime
Post by: Sudhakar on September 02, 2009, 02:42:53 PM
You have to make sure about your server strength in holding php calls and server load.

You would have been upgraded your server before the server company bans you out of their box.

--- Even while starting simple portal i have offered a unlimited space on my dedicated box for free development and i remember sinan regretted it.
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