Hopefully some of the GRT regulars will think to look here…

OneWorldHosting offered to move GRT in light of all the problems we’d been having this week. I was told downtime would be 10-15 minutes. So I said “Sure, let’s do it.”

That was about 4 hours ago. As of now, the site isn’t back. I called OneWorld and spoke to the person who offered to move it. She said there was a problem with the script that moves sites, and that she’d handed it off to an admin who is supposed to be working on the problem now. She said she would *like* to get it done today so the site is up for the weekend!!

End result…I have no idea when the site will be back up. If it isn’t restored by OneWorld by the end of the day I’ll try and get a new host for it, but that’ll mean DNS changes which will increase the amount of time it’s down. The worst part is, I’m going away on Sunday, so if it isn’t back by then, it won’t be for another week. And at that point I don’t know if it’ll be worth bringing back online, as people will have gotten out of the habit of visiting.

If anyone ever asks your opinion of a quality place to host a website, PLEASE tell them to stay far, far away from OneWorldHosting. They used to be excellent, but it appears that times have changed.

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  1. I’m glad I thought to look here. I’ve been having trouble with the board all week but had been able to get on at least so I figured something was wrong when it wouldn’t load at all today.

    It doesn’t matter how long it takes to get back up though – a day or a week or so – it IS worth bringing it back online. It is one of the best communities I’ve been part of. I know it’s a lot of work for you but it is worth it and it is very much appreciated so please, please, please bring it back, even if it is after you get back 🙂

  2. And here’s a hug to make you feel better too /HUG I know this sort of stuff can be stressful!

  3. “People will have gotten out of the habit of visiting?”

    Never! The RT is one big happy extended family, and I seriously doubt that people are going to jump ship just because of a hosting hiccup. You underestimate the loyalty of your members. 🙂

  4. I doubt us regulars will get out of the habit. I may not always frequent every 23 minutes like I’ve gottent o recently, but I do always meander back to the one place on the ‘net I’d feel empty without. 🙂

    Let us know if we can do anything to help out, or test stuff, or such.

  5. Sorry to hear about this… let me know if you need some temp. space, or anything else. I have my website on Verve Hosting at the moment, and I’ve been pretty happy with them.

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