Server Planned Maintenance: 16th November

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Server Planned Maintenance: 16th November

Post by richard » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:22 pm

I've just been informed by Pair that my web server will be receiving an operating system upgrade on 16th November. The upgrade will be accompanied by a number of language upgrades, including PHP.

The upgrades will mean the site will be unavailable for an hour or so. Going by the announcements for server upgrades in the past few days, the server will go down about midday and be back up within 3-4 hours. This will work out as "probably most of the evening" for people in the UK.

Across my sites, I have three areas of concern where things might break by the upgrades. These include PHP. Both the forums and contact form depend on PHP, so these will stop working if PHP does break. PHP will be the easiest/quickest to fix, so I'll be checking it as soon as the site returns.

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Re: Server Planned Maintenance: 16th November

Post by richard » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:14 pm

Some blips there with the upgrade, and Pair had to reboot the server after heavy traffic immediately after it returned.

Looks like everything is now working - let me know if you see any problems.

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