Site Maintenance Problems

January 11, 2017 Leave a comment

Well, you may or may not have noticed, I had some issues with the hosting for my website a few days ago…

Site Maintenance

This is a picture of me that was taken when I was working on a roof system a few years back. We used a crane to set those trusses. They weighed between 350 and 550lbs. The narrow ones were 42 feet wide and the wide ones were 50 feet wide. The trusses were so big, they were too tall to fit on a semi tractor trailer (over 14 feet tall) and had to come in 2 parts. The crown trusses were not yet installed in this picture.

I’m not sure how long it was going on. I think around a week, but hopefully no longer than a month… Basically, the server would get overloaded and throw out a 503, or 500 error (those are the two I saw anyway) and say something like “the site is down due to maintenance, or something else blah, blah, blah.

It took me pretty much three full days to get it all figured out, but my old web hosting wouldn’t allow you to update PHP and mySQL (I paid for 10 years of hosting about 4 years ago, I think it took me a year, or longer before I even built my site LOL, but I digress). Anyway… I think the latest version of WordPress didn’t like the old version of PHP that was running on my server and somehow some PHP script got itself into some kind of infinite loop which would use up all the server resources I pay for, and not allow visitors to my site…

So, long story long, I got a new hosting plan which is supposed to give me twice the resources (although sometimes the site feels slower to me, gotta love that) and allow me to update PHP and mySQL indefinitely. I then migrated my websites… Which like I said, all this took about 3 days of me banging my head on my keyboard.

The only good thing I can say, the few days I was doing this work were snowy and icy (which is actually not really a good thing in my opinion LOL), so I was posted up at my house anyway, but honestly, I would have rather been doing something else obviously, like rendering!

Now that that is all said and done, my goal for this year is to make more money so I can buy some real web hosting (along with a lot of other goals of course, haha).

A quick update, I’m still planning on making more videos! I’ve stumbled upon a couple little things recently that I’m excited to share, but lately it just seems like every time I’m thinking to myself, “I’m going to make a video tomorrow,” stuff like this happens. AARRGGHHH!!!

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