Author Topic: BOOM Services Restored after Hosting Company Outage - 4/17/14  (Read 977 times)

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Offline Lt. Maverick

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Well after almost 36 hours of downtime, all BOOM! Gaming web services are finally back online. Apparently our hosting Company, Bluehost, suffered a catastrophic network problem resulting in 1000s of the websites they host to go offline. Bluehost customers from around the globe have been tweeting their frustration of this, the 3rd such outage for Bluehost in as many months.

Fortunately for us, our core services are hosted on equipment we own and the impact to us was minimal. But is has caused me to re-think our backup practices and I will now be keeping offsite backups of everything beyond what we already have backed up automatically by the hosting company.

Thanks for your patience while we were down.

Lt. Maverick
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