Published in Site Announcements and Updates
by Kevin L. Kitchens on November 21, 2008 23:50
Finally! We're back. What a trip this had been. My goodness. Need to test uploading and will restore it shortly and POTD will resume at midnight. If you care about the reasons, you can click the read more link. But thanks go to the gang at InfoQuest Technologies, our original web hosting service. You don't know what you got until it's gone and Norm, Luke, Brian, Brian and Scott are the best tech support guys ever!
Essentially, we've been having major trouble with EasyCGI since we switched back in April or so. They would take the site down without telling us, claiming traffic problems. Most recently, around the first of this month, they decided to move us to a new server without telling us and breaking many of the site features and postponing the World in Pictures Day! :(
The final straw was on Tuesday, when at 4:30, they killed access to our database server from the website, bring the site to a halt. They simply said that I need to point to the new server. The data of which WAS THREE MONTHS OLD!!! Then I also would not have been able to access our database from our development machines, making site improvements next to impossible.
So that was it! I talked with the folks at Infoquest and decided quality was better than quanity! So here we are. It's taken a bit of time to make some other improvements (notice the no "/" on the URLs for starters...
Anyway, thanks as always for your patience!
Last Updated by: on December 03, 2008 16:43