Guys, as we all know, the forum crashed a few days ago, leading to the loss of 5 days worth of posts (~1000). I'm sure many of you have been wondering what were the problems involved that led to the frequent crashing these last few days.
I have looked through our webhost's (Hostgator) community forums and found the answer.
Anyways, let's hope that no future problems will occur, either with our host's network or servers. Everything should be back to normal now.
- On the 3rd of February, Hostgator's network staff released an announcement detailing the problems with one of their servers, Gator 50. And of all the servers, it just so happens that our web account is hosted on this particular one. Link
- They then proceeded to upgrade the HDD, but problems ensued, which left them with an erased HDD. The last backup they took was on the 29th of January, which explains why all of our posts, PMs and shoutbox messages were lost after that particular date. Link
- Today's outtage was a result of a complete swap of the HDD chassis. This took a few hours to complete and was the reason behind our being unable to access the forum during and after gametime. Link