Major SWLing Post server upgrades and possible down time

Our amazing web host, Innoscale, will be performing a major upgrade to the SWLing Post server sometime between 5:00-9:00 UTC on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

The site could be offline for a full hour during this time. There could even be some quirky behavior after the upgrade as we sort out any database and PHP upgrade nuances, etc.

Innoscale

It’s funny: sometimes those companies I rely on the most, steadily do their job in the background and I only think about them when something goes wrong or when I need their assistance.

Web hosts are that way. If everything is going well, they’re almost invisible.

I’ve hosted the SWLing Post with Innoscale for many years now (and with their predecessor since 2009)–I must say that they are an incredible company. They have 24/7 customer support from real people–in fact, always the same team of people so they actually know who we are.

These days, we receive around 7,000 or so daily pageviews on average, but that number can spike to well over 15,000 some days. Our Innoscale cloud server has never slowed down or failed us during traffic spikes. The server isn’t low-cost by any means, but it’s more affordable than a dedicated server and just as speedy.  Thanks to our sponsors, Patreons and Coffee Fund contributors I’m able to make sure our site is speedy, virus-free, secure, and backed-up constantly. I also know there’s a team of people at Innoscale to help out when there’s a problem or, like now, when we do an upgrade.

If your company or business is looking for a robust people-powered host, I can recommend Innoscale without hesitation. Click here to check out their website.

And, again, thanks for your patience while we perform our upgrades tomorrow morning!

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1 thought on “Major SWLing Post server upgrades and possible down time

  1. bill

    (Chuckles)

    I sympathize with your website providers. What you said in your post reminds me of what I have said about working in environmental protection. The best you can hope for is that nothing happens!

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