LunarPages is having a problem with my server.
After being down Thursday night, this site may be offline for sometime Friday. Hopefully, not too long.
It seems that the server did not reboot properly after a software upgrade.
And the Linux guys keep saying Linux is so stable.
Here’s part of the email I got this morning from LunarPages:
The xxxxxxx server requires a move due still running a file system check after reboot. While we are working on bringing the server back and investigating the cause, we have already began the restoration of xxxxxxx to a new server as a precautionary measure. Please note that sites are currently offline for Apache activity and other services. Accounts will begin to restore throughout the restoration process, which means some accounts will be back online within less than an hour from this notice as the restore progresses. If your site it not yet online, please check back periodically as most will restore within the first few hours of the restoration.
Unfortunately, we do not have advance knowledge of the exact time of when this window will occur as it is dependent on numerous factors, however, we are estimating this will be approximately 11am Pacific time on Friday, May 9, 2008.
I would that LunarPages responded Thursday night within about 30 minutes to my support ticket.
They told me what the problem was and that they were indeed expecting it to be fixed quickly. From the ticket above, you can guess it did take longer then it should have.
Kind of funny after my recent post about hosting.
Still, really not too bad. Yes, there are hosts where this would not happen. Those hosts are much more expensive than the typical $10 a month shared hosting most of us use.
Hope to be back up on the server soon.
Please come back.