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Getting forum errors? (Confirmed)

Discussion in 'Forum Feedback and Support' started by Kazper, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Num7

    Num7 Administrator

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    UPDATE

    I enabled CloudFlare on the forum a few days ago, it should give our hosting provider a fair chance. It's obvious now that the issues we are experiencing are due to repeated attacks on the forum.

    The site was down for a few hours today, due to an outdated version of WordPress running on another of my websites. It didn't have to do with Paranormalis. Sorry for the inconvenience. :( I had them put the forum back online at around 5 PM EST, no content was lost from what I can see.

    I also noticed that some ads running on the site appear to be causing some loading issues. Our ads provider is currently looking into it.

    I'll keep you posted. Thank you so much for your patience.
     
  2. TimeFlipper

    TimeFlipper Senior Member Premium

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    I thought it was strange to see, Your Hosting Supplier Has Suspended Your Account :eek: :D.
    I took no notice of it and it soon went off (y) :)..
     


  3. Cosmo

    Cosmo Senior Member

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    I started visiting again last night and have already seen a few database error messages. Those usually pop up if there are too many connections trying to be made to the database, or the MySQL service on the server is just spotty. On the bright side, you're getting enough traffic to have those problems in the first place ;)

    If you're looking for a new host, I can recommend SiteGround pretty highly. They're almost universally acclaimed as one of the best shared hosts out there, they aren't expensive and I've used them for years on various other projects I've done.

    CloudWays is another good provider. They provide the hosting stack and a frontend for services like Linode and Digital Ocean. Its a bit more expensive, but you get what you pay for and they're who we use for our clients at work.
     
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  4. Harte

    Harte Senior Member

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    Cosmo, I tried your forum (Curious Cosmo) a few days ago.
    Guess it's gone?

    Harte
     
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  5. DEATH OMEN

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    As cited above, with interest in this site, guess more traffic will mean more problems which means some "up-datin" might be needed but don't ask me what....Dennis
     
  6. Cosmo

    Cosmo Senior Member

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    Since the other day I haven't had another forum error, so maybe the host worked it out? I still see some strange folks here and there, but I don't think that's an issue with the software or server.
     
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