Author Topic: FORUM DOWNTIME 23rd Feb 2012  (Read 1548 times)

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FORUM DOWNTIME 23rd Feb 2012
« on: February 23, 2012, 05:48:43 PM »
Okay - unlike last time, the Forum went down for more than just a few seconds.

This time, we've had an issue where the Forum's usage jumped tenfold - and the built in protection on the server kicked in. As a result, the hosts then reactivated it after discussion with myself, and they are monitoring the situation.

I was initally thinking it may have been either a DDOS attack or a hacker that was stopped - from what I can see, it was only a SQL query that somehow took a lot longer than usual.

The Forum is now back up and running. We can only apologise for this afternoon's blip.