jan_aq (jan_aq) wrote in potionssnitches,

Site back up

Hi everyone, Potions and Snitches is back up.

Per animealam on the site news:

"We are experiencing some problems with the webhost, and I'm looking into it. It appears we are somehow overloading the server, and the account was suspended. I'm working on it, although I have yet to find what is causing this, as traffic to the site has been lower than it was last year.

Please be patient, and do not upload any new chapters until further notice as I'm going to do a full backup and run a few tests. I will turn off submissions.

Also, if any of you use a downloader like the Calibre Fanfictiondownloader plugin, the web version of it, or any other, I'll like to know, as this might also be the reason why we are overloading the server. I use the Calibre plugin on occasion, although not recently. There'll be a poll open, please participate as it's really important to check all possible problems.

Browsing will be available for those wanting to catch up on their reading, but this might change if I upgrade eFiction to the latest version. The site will be down for a couple of hours if that is the case.

Once again I apologize for the downtime, hopefully it will be resolved in a couple of days."

You can read and comment on the news item here: http://www.potionsandsnitches.net/fanfiction/news.php?nid=325

We think it may be a possibility that the overload was from people downloading all the stories from the site. The first warning was sent Friday. We blocked all the google bots and such to see if that helps.

We always keep backups of the site, saving all the stories and reviews and such periodically. Do not ever worry about loosing all the stories. We will always reopen the site on different servers if need be. If the site ever goes down in the future, do not panic. It will be back up.

chocolate frogs,


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