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Re: Upcoming site downtimes
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2010, 02:46:11 pm »
Yeah, now hopefully everyone can access the site again soon :D

I think it was a good occasion to start moving, too, because mid-october == exams+many project deadlines+band ending and even some ACT/SAT tests, if I remember, meaning everyone is freaking busy. Moving at that time would affect fewer users than if we moved earlier this month or even last month. I also had a poll asking when people would be busier in Oct and it seemed that mid-oct got a higher amount of vote for a while.

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Re: Upcoming site downtimes
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2010, 02:54:20 pm »
what did the update do?  just curious

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Re: Upcoming site downtimes
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2010, 03:14:04 pm »
We moved to a new hosting provider. Basically the site is located elsewhere now (although the domain name now points to the new server so we keep the same URL). This was due to the following:

-500 Internal Server Errors occuring sporadically on 1and1
-Bunch of scripts stopping working due to 1and1 limiting PHP functions

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Re: Upcoming site downtimes
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2010, 04:14:12 pm »
I think it was a good occasion to start moving, too, because mid-october == exams+many project deadlines+band ending and even some ACT/SAT tests, if I remember, meaning everyone is freaking busy. Moving at that time would affect fewer users than if we moved earlier this month or even last month. I also had a poll asking when people would be busier in Oct and it seemed that mid-oct got a higher amount of vote for a while.
It's awesome that the site's at its highest activity ever even with all of this going on. ;D

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Re: Upcoming site downtimes
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2010, 11:36:24 pm »
Yeah I was surprised that it got this much activity yesterday. Until 12 PM there were 25 posts I think and about 4000 hits. I was sure it would be a <10000 hits day because most people still couldn't get in. Also some people probably couldn't post because they forgot to clear their cache/cookies due to the move (hence the new notice at the top now) or were busy.