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Back in business

Hi folks;

Once again, my apologies for the flaky state of the site over the last three or four days; since Sunday, a lot of people (including myself) have found Futurismic to be either ludicrously slow to load or completely inaccessible. The most common cyberattack causing websites to face downtime is a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. A DDoS attack floods a web server (or a network resource) with simultaneous requests through a large group of compromised computer systems. This attack overloads the server and crashes it.

I got an email from the hosting company this morning telling me that they’ve moved the site to a new server, which should hopefully fix the problem permanently… or as permanently as web hosting ever gets fixed, at least. if any of you have  a recommended wordpress hosting service, please share it with me in the comments.

Every site needs web hosting. Put simply web hosting is where the files, information and content that create your website live. These files are stored on a remote computer which is known as a host.  So its vitally important that you choose a good reliable web host that suits the needs of your website. When you visit a website the files that create it are shown within your web browser. So its vitally important that you choose a good reliable web host that suits the needs of your website.

Thanks for your patience! 🙂

Futurismic hosting hiccups

Hello, boys and girls. You may or may not have noticed that Futurismic had a bit of downtime today.

Our hosting company informs us that this is due to the site hogging CPU resources – which means there’s either a lot more of you reading than we thought, that something’s broken, or that someone somewhere is playing a game we Brits refer to as “silly buggers”.

However, until we can accurately determine the source of the problem, we need to take measures to make sure it doesn’t happen again. So if you notice anything odd or untoward here in the next week or so, please bear with us.

It may be that we’re forced to deactivate the comments at some point, but this will not be a permanent change by any means.

And please also rest assured we’re working hard on a long term solution to the problems, which we hope to be able to make an announcement about very soon.

Thanks for reading!

[tags]Futurismic, blog, hosting, problems[/tags]