Has anyone else been having problems accessing this forum?

(Polly) #1

For the past 24 hours I have mostly been unable to access the site. When I was able to get in on one occasion earlier, I was unable to post.

I am not sure that this post will succeed, but will give it a go.

Has it been a localised problem or have you been affected too?

Error messages
(Michael - When reality fails to meet expectations, the problem is not reality.) #2

Yes, all day Jul 30. OK now. The error messages I got indicated a server issue. Now resolved.

(Richard Morris) #3

Yes it was a global problem.

I started a backup and brought down the server. We’re looking into finding a way to get a bigger server so this doesn’t happen again.

(Polly) #4

I am sorry you are having server problems whilst being relieved that it wasn’t something I had done at my end!

Thank you for your quick response.


@richard a physical or a virtual server?

(Keya S.) #6

Hey you guys! Newbie here :wave:t3: I never knew how much I loved and depended on you guys until I could not access this forum yesterday.

Thank you for all the help and being apart of my journey. Keep up the great work :muscle:t4:!!! ~Keya

(Susan) #7

Welcome to the forum, @InfiniteKeya

I was really panicked and upset yesterday, so worried, and so was very happy to see it back up today. This forum is amazing and I love it =).

(Give me bacon, or give me death.) #8

If we’d all had the problem, how would you know? :rofl::rofl::rofl:

(I’m not criticising; I routinely ask the audience members who can’t hear me to raise their hands . . . ) :grin:

(Richard Morris) #9

We run in a virtual server (actually a docker instance), on a server farm in the UK. But we have limited resources allocated to it as we fund the Forums from Carl’s patreon account.


Can you share the specs for the virtual server you’d need?

(Jane- Old Inky Crone) #11

I’m with you Susan, I was panicking last night when I couldn’t get on.
I was so relieved this morning when it worked again!

('Jackie P') #12

It’s an addiction for sure! :scream:

(Jane- Old Inky Crone) #13



I don’t mean to pry, I’m asking because our company (www.optimus.si) has colocations, virtual servers, etc. With virtual servers you can quickly reach the roof when it becomes much cheaper to rent a physical server and colocate, especially now that prices for ssd disks have dropped. If you may share the specs, let me know, maybe we can figure something out :slight_smile:

(Troy) #15


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(Wendy) #16

I also had a problem accessing this site. So I turned off my phone and reset it. And the internet. And worked.

(Hyperbole- best thing in the universe!) #17

You have impeccable timing.

(Wendy) #18

Yeah was almost 24hrs! Kept saying couldn’t reach site. Thought they were working on it?
You might ck your internet connection. Idk I tried everything and it worked!!:grin:

(Hyperbole- best thing in the universe!) #19

It wasn’t your internet connection. If you scroll up you can see Richard started a backup and it brought down the server. The dudes are looking into finding an economical way to get a bigger server to prevent it in the future.

So you just had good timing when you got back in after reseting your internet connection.

(Wendy) #20

That is Great! Thank you for the info!