Crash and burn

Well, my entire site has crashed. Or something. All I get now is a message that the server is down for maintenance and the hosting company isn’t saying anything. I’ve got a shared hosting account and have a dozen or so sites all using it. They’re really just blogs that I wanted to do something with or just a site for fun stuff, but every single one of them is offline right now. Two of the sites are ones for classes I’m taking right now, so this is a big deal for my grades and moving forward with getting my degree.

This has taught me an important lesson about server availability. If/when this becomes a real going business I think load balancing between two identical sites on servers hosted by different companies (or just going with some sort of cloud based hosting) is really important. Just having the “five 9’s” isn’t really good enough.

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Crash and burn

Frustrating week

This has been a particularly frustrating week for school. Work took over my life quite a bit, so I struggled to get things done in time. On top of that, Google terminated my ad campaigns because they said my site didn’t meet their requirements. While dealing with that, I discovered that my site isn’t where it’s supposed to be. Now I have just today to try to get it all put where it belongs and make sure that it has all the right pages and features and in the right places. I doubt that’s going to be possible, especially since I’ve got a good 10-12 hours of word to do for my job this weekend.

Sometimes you just can’t make enough time for church, work, school, and family. Now I have to figure out how much of what gets dropped.

Wish me luck.

Frustrating week