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I have had about an hour of not being able to do anything on hfs.

Is this a conspiracy to stop me putting more beer fueled disco youtube videos up ?
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Yes.
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Right, you've had it now. More disco tunes coming your way :evil:
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It seems to be getting worse.
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I am starting to wonder what on Earth it is that the web hosting company is doing that's making this site go up and down more often than a 1 khz sine wave!

Can't they sort out their server / LEMP or LAMP stack / Internet connection?

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In the end I gave up trying to access hfs last night as it just wouldn't do anything. Had to write nonsense on pfm instead.
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Investigation ongoing. Hosting company contended that it was a problem within our own settings. Terry has spent time investigating and found no problems at this end. Now knocked back to TSOhost.

Several months ago we changed the type of hosting, at TSO's suggestion. Performance improved and was generally maintained until this last week. Terry and I will talk about whether we need to move host - but that can bring it's own complications , so it's not something to be done lightly.

Most web hosting companies support is reduced at this time due to Coronavirus, and please remember that Terry has his own full time job to do - he fits us in with that, not the other way round.
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Lindsayt wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:02 pm
I have a website for my own business that I started last year.
I also have my own email server.

In the 9 months since I've gone live I've had (AFAIK) a total of about 10 minutes downtime when the broadband router has either had to reconnect itself or I have rebooted it.

I pay £22 per month to my Internet Service Provider for a fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) fixed IP connection (plus a bit extra for the free national phone call option).
Bear in mind that previously I was paying a similar amount for a consumer grade broadband connection, the actual additional cost per month is about £0.

I paid £140 for my energy efficient main web server hardware.
Plus £0 for my disaster recovery back-up web server hardware. It's just an old PC that I had available.
The electricity cost per month of having my server on 24/7 will be about £8.

I paid £0 for the Linux server operating system and £0 for all the industrial strength software.
With this software build - no GUI - and an SSD, plus the 20 Mbps FTTC broadband upload speeds the server is lightning fast.

I pay 75 pence per month for my domain registration.

So for under £10 per month additional cost I have my own web server and email server.
At the moment I am hosting just the one website on it.
I could easily add several more websites for just the 75 pence per month domain registration fees.

I can administer and update my website from anywhere in the world (that has an internet connection).

I am glad that I went down the self hosting route.
Because of the costs and reliability equation.

Anyone can have their own webserver and email server for under £200ish upfront hardware costs and under £10 additional monthly cost. Plus the time in setting it up and administering it, which will depend on how IT confident / experienced you are.

Paying a 3rd party company to host your website doesn't make sense to me when the reliability is as poor as it has been for www.hifisubjectivist.org.

:angry-soapbox:

It's ironic that in the time it took me to type this, the forum went from an online state to the annoying PHP issue offline state. So I'll have to paste this into a text file for now, until the forum comes up again. :violin:
Paying a 3rd party host makes perfect sense when you don't have the time to set up or maintain the above.
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savvypaul wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:02 pm
Lindsayt wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:02 pm
I have a website for my own business that I started last year.
I also have my own email server.

In the 9 months since I've gone live I've had (AFAIK) a total of about 10 minutes downtime when the broadband router has either had to reconnect itself or I have rebooted it.

I pay £22 per month to my Internet Service Provider for a fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) fixed IP connection (plus a bit extra for the free national phone call option).
Bear in mind that previously I was paying a similar amount for a consumer grade broadband connection, the actual additional cost per month is about £0.

I paid £140 for my energy efficient main web server hardware.
Plus £0 for my disaster recovery back-up web server hardware. It's just an old PC that I had available.
The electricity cost per month of having my server on 24/7 will be about £8.

I paid £0 for the Linux server operating system and £0 for all the industrial strength software.
With this software build - no GUI - and an SSD, plus the 20 Mbps FTTC broadband upload speeds the server is lightning fast.

I pay 75 pence per month for my domain registration.

So for under £10 per month additional cost I have my own web server and email server.
At the moment I am hosting just the one website on it.
I could easily add several more websites for just the 75 pence per month domain registration fees.

I can administer and update my website from anywhere in the world (that has an internet connection).

I am glad that I went down the self hosting route.
Because of the costs and reliability equation.

Anyone can have their own webserver and email server for under £200ish upfront hardware costs and under £10 additional monthly cost. Plus the time in setting it up and administering it, which will depend on how IT confident / experienced you are.

Paying a 3rd party company to host your website doesn't make sense to me when the reliability is as poor as it has been for www.hifisubjectivist.org.

:angry-soapbox:

It's ironic that in the time it took me to type this, the forum went from an online state to the annoying PHP issue offline state. So I'll have to paste this into a text file for now, until the forum comes up again. :violin:
Paying a 3rd party host makes perfect sense when you don't have the time to set up or maintain the above.
Terry has spent more time chasing technical problems in the last year than it'd take me to create a LEMP stack server and Terry to transfer HFS, plus any other websites you desire onto it.

Using an unreliable 3rd party host makes no sense whatsoever.
Especially when you have more than 1 website that you are looking to get hosted.

It's just the usual :bulls2: marketing that says that you should host websites on 3rd party servers. Repeated by self appointed gurus that have no understanding of IT implementation.

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Lindsayt wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:16 pm


Terry has spent more time chasing technical problems in the last year than it'd take me to create a LEMP stack server and Terry to transfer HFS, plus any other websites you desire onto it.

Using an unreliable 3rd party host makes no sense whatsoever.
Especially when you have more than 1 website that you are looking to get hosted.

It's just the usual :bulls2: marketing that says that you should host websites on 3rd party servers. Repeated by self appointed gurus that have no understanding of IT implementation.
If Terry tells me that he would prefer to do it as you've suggested, then I'm happy to fund it.
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