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Author Topic: Regarding all the Downtime  (Read 20188 times)

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Offline Eliana Tamerin

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Regarding all the Downtime
« 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) and his kinky sidekick Jade 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!

* Eliana Tamerin 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
Ms. Eliana Tamerin

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Offline Old Fossil

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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2009, 09:53:25 AM »
kinky sidekick Jade??

 :D  :D  :D

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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #2 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
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Offline Kaede Akamatsu

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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2009, 11:37:10 AM »
Haha, that story was hilarious.  ;D

Glad SP is back, though.  :)

Offline Jade Elizabeth

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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #4 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
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Offline Old Fossil

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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2009, 05:39:07 PM »
Thought ya had to be a lady to be kinky.
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Offline Jade Elizabeth

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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2009, 06:56:34 PM »
And what makes you so sure I'm not a lady?
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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2009, 09:31:45 PM »
I asked JBlaze

 :D

=runs and really asks=
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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #8 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:

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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #9 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

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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #10 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

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Offline 130860

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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2009, 03:08:25 PM »
Hail to the braves!!!

Long Live SP.net!

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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2009, 04:06:34 PM »
What is your server configuration? what's your statistics?
On a toujours besoin d'un plus petit que soi! (Petit!Petit!)


Offline Eliana Tamerin

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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2009, 05:58:12 PM »
Ours? That's a national secret. :P
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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #14 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!
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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #15 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
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Offline Kaede Akamatsu

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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #16 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

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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2009, 02:48:02 PM »
SimplePortal it's magic, works without server
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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2009, 03:20:53 PM »
good to see work 100%






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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2009, 01:08:27 PM »
So -- any guidance on when shoutbox will cause problems with the server?
 
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Offline Eliana Tamerin

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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2009, 01:29:40 PM »
When? Umm, never again.
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Offline AngelinaBelle

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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2009, 01:35:55 PM »
That's very good news.
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Offline [SiNaN]

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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2009, 09:23:13 AM »
It was due to a bug in SMF parse_bbc() function. SP 2.3 fixes it.
And slowly, you come to realize... It's all as it should be...

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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2009, 09:34:25 AM »
Good on ya!
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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #24 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.
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Re: Regarding all the Downtime
« Reply #25 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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