Site Outage - April 2018 and July 2021 and April 2022

SiCoSiCo EnglandPosts: 1,360M
Firstly apologies for the disappearance. Unfortunately our host suspended our account without notice for using too many resources. They won’t actually tell me what these are though which is making it difficult to sort out.

I have upgraded the hosting to the next package to buy some time to try and identify the issues. Unfortunately it may become unsustainable but I will discuss that again before I do anything drastic!

Because they suspended the account I had no way of posting an update or message which was thoroughly annoying. Anyway the site is back and connectivity should get better again. Please post if you experience any more issues. In the meantime I will try and track down our problem script.
Simon

Comments

  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,447MI6 Agent
    Many thanks for the hard work Sico -{
    It's just nice to see ajb back online.
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 7,212MI6 Agent
    Thanks Simon -{
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,485MI6 Agent
    Many thanks for the update Simon.

    I think it shows how much we really value and appreciate this site, even to lose it for a few days is tough to take and I for one need my daily fix!! :D

    Not sure about anyone else, but I looked elsewhere on social media for announcements or updates regarding the site being down but saw the ajb007 Twitter and Facebook accounts are both inactive? Would it be worth using these platforms to provide updates in the event of the site being down in the future?

    Keep up the good work Simon. This site is a very special one!! -{
    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,699MI6 Agent
    Agreed, Thank you for all the hard work keeping
    AJB running -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • ThomoThomo ReadingPosts: 935MI6 Agent
    Yes, thanks for all your hard work
  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,587MI6 Agent
    I sought to reddit to get my fix, noticed a thread open about AJB007 being down.
    fun.png
    a reasonable rate of return
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,009MI6 Agent
    Thanks for the update and for getting the site back up. I'm newer around here but I've really grown quite attached to this place.
    Current rankings (updated 12/21)
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>NTTD>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>DN>YOLT>OP>
    TND>TWINE>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,833Chief of Staff
    Even little ol' modly me was wondering what had happened--no warning, no nothing, just poof! Glad to be back!
    Vox clamantis in deserto
  • Bond44Bond44 Vauxhall CrossPosts: 1,565MI6 Agent
    Well done SiCo good effort - guessed it would be something like that.

    Hope the upgrade works and if you need a contribution to the running cost I am sure crowd funding from AJB members would be a possibility - I found I actually missed it during its downtime - go figure!

    Cheers :007)
    My name is Bond, Basildon Bond - I have letters after my name!
  • JTMJTM Posts: 3,027MI6 Agent
    Glad we’re back gentlemen - definitely had me worried for a while there! Thanks for all your hard work Simon -{
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,356MI6 Agent
    Agreed - not sure what I’d do without AJB - thank you Simon for your dedication -{ -{ -{
    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,060Chief of Staff

    ...and we're back after being unobtainable most of today. I don't know what happened, and have contacted SiCo to see what's been going on.

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,812MI6 Agent

    Good to see AJB back in action. It just shows how much we miss it when it's not there. Thanks to @SiCo for getting us back on track!

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 1,918MI6 Agent

    Thanks @SiCo

    I'm not a tech guy, but like you I am rather concerned about a random "using too many resources" outage. What exactly does that mean? They should surely provide an explanation so the issue can be prevented - or is the host attempted to blackmail you into upgrading

  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,009MI6 Agent
    Current rankings (updated 12/21)
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>NTTD>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>DN>YOLT>OP>
    TND>TWINE>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,060Chief of Staff

    SiCo says it was a hosting issue, and he's looking into it.

    Thanks for your patience, everyone.

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,060Chief of Staff

    And we're back! The Automatic Secure certificate failed for some reason, to quote SiCo.

    Apologies to all.

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,812MI6 Agent

    Good to see that AJB is back in action again. I've missed my daily browse! 😀

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 1,918MI6 Agent

    Damn these automatic secure certificates...

  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,485MI6 Agent

    Thanks for getting us back on-line, all. Really, appreciate the work that goes on behind the scenes!🍻

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,009MI6 Agent

    sweet.

    Current rankings (updated 12/21)
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>NTTD>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>DN>YOLT>OP>
    TND>TWINE>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
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