Forum crashing?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by paint it black, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. paint it black

    paint it black Paddling away...

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    What's with the forum being down on a regular basis? I thought it was just me, but a couple friends said they have also been experiencing it.
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    From 20 to 23 minutes past the hour, every hour, it appears the site server has some scheduled process
    that prevents microskiff.com from being viewed in those three minutes. Started several months ago.
     

  3. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    Brett is it that regular? every hour at 20-23 minutes past?

    Since this is on a shared server we have experienced issues with other sites overwhelming the server for very brief moments of time. The hosting company has addressed this in the past.
     
  4. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Yep, regular as clockwork, 24/7.
     
  5. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    Also we have seen a marketed increase in spam activity. We have seen some proxy servers in multiple countries being used to try to create accounts to spam the site. I have made several changes to try to mitigate this.
     
  6. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    How you can help track down this issue.

    1) take a screen shot of the error your browser is reporting when the forum won't load.
    2) date/time stamp the error. PLEASE be as EXACT as possible. If this is happening at specific intervals then having an accurate account of the date/time it is happening is the only way we will track it down.
    3) email your screenshot and date/time stamp to admin@microskiff.com

    Thanks!
     
  7. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    it's 11:16, now that we've talked about it
    watch it not happen...

                               ;D ;D ;D

    See, just like when you take your car to the mechanic
    the problem disappears and he looks at you like you lost your mind.

    :D
     
  8. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    It started right after the sale.

    Jan, can you buy it back at a discounted price since the server is broken?
     
  9. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    It has nothing to do with the sale. The site is still hosted on the same server with the same hosting company that it has always been.
     
  10. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    Before you leave the county can you send me my stuff ?
     
  11. fsae99

    fsae99 I Love microskiff.com!

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    For me it is like clock work, Hour:21:3X - Hour:23:3X I get this message.
     
  12. makin moves

    makin moves Well-Known Member

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    4:22 this afternoon this is the message Ive been getting lately
     
  13. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    ----- i get those on a regular basis -thought it was me :D
    i'll document the times and post them..
    -anytide
     
  14. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    Thanks everyone. We are working to track down the cause.
     
  15. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    If this happens to you, please let us know if the whole site is unavailable or just the forum.

    Thanks!
     
  16. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    It happened to me this morning after writing a rather long response to someone, I was less then happy. When it did occur the whole site was down for me for about 5 minutes.
     
  17. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    From 8:20 pm to 8:23 pm, displays fail to connect messages.
    Only home page loads, all links from home page fail. Tried them all.

    :D
     
  18. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    10:21 crash
    10:24 resumed
     
  19. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    thanks everyone! I am being told this is being looked into.