howareyou
 member, 1 post
 Esperanza en Cristo
Tue 21 Feb 2017
at 00:55
Rpol is up again! Woohoo!
Wow...it was down for at least 5 hours. Glad!

What happened anyone knows?
silverelf
 member, 193 posts
Tue 21 Feb 2017
at 01:10
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This has happened two days, I hope its okay. So glad to see it back!
GammaBear
 member, 743 posts
 Gaymer
Tue 21 Feb 2017
at 01:19
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Yeah, it was down for a good bit yesterday, too. I don't think as long as it was today, but I'm surprised there was no word from the admins.
silverelf
 member, 194 posts
Tue 21 Feb 2017
at 01:20
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Me too I was looking for admin notes but had no idea where to look X_X
GammaBear
 member, 744 posts
 Gaymer
Tue 21 Feb 2017
at 01:22
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I would assume if there was going to be some kind of site outage for maintenance reasons, a post would be made in the RPOL Announcements forum, since that's the one thread no one can remove from their list.
gladiusdei
 member, 510 posts
Tue 21 Feb 2017
at 01:23
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They don't directly control the servers, they pay for them.  So they don't have the ability to foresee problems.
GammaBear
 member, 745 posts
 Gaymer
Tue 21 Feb 2017
at 01:27
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That's a given, for sure. It's just kinda odd no one acknowledged yesterday's outage. *shrug* It's whatever, though.
C-h Freese
 member, 253 posts
 Survive - Love - Live
Tue 21 Feb 2017
at 16:41
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In reply to GammaBear (msg # 7):

Actually Jase addressed it in community chat.  He said it was a "Hardware fault", but it sounded like he pulled off a software fix. and He needed to get on the provider about the problem.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15280 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Tue 21 Feb 2017
at 16:51
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In reply to C-h Freese (msg # 8):

The hardware fault jase talked about was back in November.
C-h Freese
 member, 254 posts
 Survive - Love - Live
Tue 21 Feb 2017
at 19:04
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Snicker.. and that will remind me to double check the posts further up the thread.
November it was.
jase
 admin, 3531 posts
 Cogito, ergo procuro.
 Carpe stultus!
Wed 22 Feb 2017
at 11:21
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Alas same issue I think.  I'm currently investigating a new server and am trying to find a good deal with a reliable hosting provider.  Netdepot, our current provider, have looked after us well but I have heard reports of how the business isn't what it once was due to it being sold.  The jury is still out on a final decision and though the clock may be ticking I don't want to rush my decision.

In the meantime I'll keep a close an eye on the server as I can!
howareyou
 member, 2 posts
 Esperanza en Cristo
Wed 22 Feb 2017
at 15:06
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Thanks Jase. For the update. You have put in so much over the years to develop and maintain rpol. Thanks and salute.
locojedi
 member, 131 posts
Wed 22 Feb 2017
at 15:41
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^^^^ I second that! Thanks!
kairi_chai
 member, 86 posts
 I think I'm adulting.
 Am I adulting right?
Thu 2 Mar 2017
at 05:52
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Ohhhhh THAT's what's been going on!  I was getting worried!  Thanks for filling us in.  :)
howareyou
 member, 3 posts
 Esperanza en Cristo
Thu 2 Mar 2017
at 05:55
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RPol was down again for me about 10 hours ago. Down for a couple of hours I think...

Just for the info...
bigbadron
 moderator, 15288 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Thu 2 Mar 2017
at 06:06
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Yes, we are aware of the problem.  See msg #11 above.
horus
 member, 78 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Thu 2 Mar 2017
at 12:24
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A Question for Jase:

Are you guys co-locating, does your provider actually provide hardware, or are you on a virtual server instance in a cloud somewhere?

(I would think your system has some rather stout hardware requirements, just on the face of it, to handle the database load you must be maintaining.)
jase
 admin, 3535 posts
 Cogito, ergo procuro.
 Carpe stultus!
Thu 2 Mar 2017
at 12:41
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In reply to horus (msg # 17):

We rent a dedicated server.

VPS was something I considered going forward but I've pretty much ruled it out.  It's a really risky proposition, you just don't know who else you'll be competing for resources for and if you're unlucky (in one of several ways) you can end up with a subpar experience.
horus
 member, 79 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Thu 2 Mar 2017
at 15:03
Re: Rpol is up again! Woohoo!
jase:
In reply to horus (msg # 17):

We rent a dedicated server.

VPS was something I considered going forward but I've pretty much ruled it out.  It's a really risky proposition, you just don't know who else you'll be competing for resources for and if you're unlucky (in one of several ways) you can end up with a subpar experience.


Yup.  Kinda figured you'd been that route.  Co-location would give you more control over the server (it'd be your hardware) but that also entails more maintenance and greater initial outlay.  As with all things, it's a trade-off, and I'd bet you've already worked the numbers.

Is there any other way besides Paypal to contribute and support any upcoming move (be it to new hardware or a new host)?
byzantinex
 member, 73 posts
Wed 22 Mar 2017
at 14:52
Re: Rpol is up again! Woohoo!
jase:
VPS was something I considered going forward but I've pretty much ruled it out.  It's a really risky proposition, you just don't know who else you'll be competing for resources for and if you're unlucky (in one of several ways) you can end up with a subpar experience.


SiteGround.com has a Cloud service which I've had REALLY good luck with.

It can automatically scale based on your load.

I've got two REALLY big clients (multi-million dollar E-commerce sites) on this service and I've not had a single minute of downtime.

Also, if the server you're on goes down, they automatically migrate to a new server for no downtime.
L0st S0ul
 member, 175 posts
Wed 22 Mar 2017
at 18:34
Re: Rpol is up again! Woohoo!
This sounds like a wonderful site.... no downtime is huge!!!