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by on August 10, 2011 · 20 comments

in General TPG Business

So apparently the company who owns the servers my web host uses had some major technical issues today and over 1,000 different websites were down. There’s nothing I really could have done to avoid it since it seemed like a freak incident, but I’m still evaluating other options so we never have to go through 8 hours of prime-time downtime again!

Thanks for hanging in there!

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  • Michelle

    Nice to have you back!

  • Michelle

    Nice to have you back!

  • Michelle

    Nice to have you back!

  • Michelle

    Nice to have you back!

  • Anonymous

    It was a dark time in my life that I’d like to forget forever!

  • Nadine Angress

    I was going through withdrawal :-)

  • Anonymous

    Me too!

  • David Hagins

    Hmmm… we had our gift card service provider go down this afternoon due to power. I bet it was the same provider. Thanks for the heads up this AM from AA eMall! Anyone need a couple of Palm Dock Chargers or Motorola Bluetooth headphones? I’ll sell at a discount!

  • Paul

    We certainly missed you!

  • alexa conway

    withdrawal is an ugly thing….

  • http://infamousdx.com infamousdx

    Seriously… I kept checking the site every 15 minutes

  • Glen

    Me three!

  • http://profiles.google.com/stevetraingeek Steve Boyko

    I use pair.com – rock solid. They are not the cheapest but they are very good.

  • http://profiles.google.com/stevetraingeek Steve Boyko

    I use pair.com – rock solid. They are not the cheapest but they are very good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=80200013 Brian Herbert

    Same thing happened with my companies sites since we are hosted on the same block of servers at Colo4. Apparently the hosting company had paid for proper redundancy with two alternative sources of power but they both went down when equipment had failed. I guess there can never be too much redundancy for these systems on this fragile Internet…

  • http://douglashanna.com Douglas Hanna

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and like it a lot. I own a web hosting company, so feel free to ping me if you’re looking for recommendations or advice. Even if my company is not a fit (it may or may not be), I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have and help point you to reputable providers.

  • PJ

    especially at the time i was trying to figure out how to make my $450 fees on Platinum card to work hard for me. I got the Amex Gold with 50K singon last year in august I assume it is still worthwhile to pay for the new anuual fee
    certaily, I am getting my kids and nephew his wife to go for the gold and call in for the bump + add on 5 users

  • http://cheeseweb.eu Andrew

    Hi there, Check out Cloudflare.com as an add-on to your existing hosting. Cloudflare.com acts as a proxy for your site and filters out ‘bad’ traffic. As it is a proxy, it also takes some of the load off the site itself by caching things (somewhat like a cdn). The other nice feature it has is the ‘Always Online’ feature. From their website:

    “Automatically enable always online for web pages that lose connectivity or time out. Seamlessly bumps your visitors back to normal browsing when your site comes back online.”

    I’ve been using them for our site (http://cheeseweb.eu) for about 8 months and it has definitely helped with smoothing some of the bumps. When the host was offline, the site was still there… quite a nice feature I think.

    The best part is that the main functionality is free. There is a ‘pro’ option that will help with site speed, but the bulk of the features you will use are free.

    Hope it helps!

  • http://twitter.com/skyvan Andrew Fielding

    Arvixe.com, best hosting I’ve ever had…and I’ve used them all, Rackspace, Gator, and a ton of others, Arvixe is really great!

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