Blog SLA change and service interruption

Dear user,

The IT Skeptic is unilaterally revising your SLA.
To make the change, there will be an outage on Monday, March 2nd sometime between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. MST.
Have a nice day and thank-you for choosing the IT Skeptic


As a consequence of the economic situation, Two Hills Ltd can no longer fund the whopping server in Utah that powers (and and others).

As a result we will be moving back from a dedicated server to a Virtual Private Server. Those who understand these things will see that this is akin to moving from a quiet quarter-acre section in the 'burbs back to an apartment in a tenement. We will once again be at the mercy of the neighbours.

What this means to you as a reader of the site is that you will notice "noisy parties": sometime degradation of the performance of the site - i.e. slow response times - as some other VPS on the shared machine runs away with CPU resources. You will notice "cramped rooms": similar poor response times when we get busy on our site and run out of machine. You will also experience occasional "fire evacuations": total unavailability of the site when some neighbour manages to bring the server down. The nice people at WestHost do a good job for us, but shit happens and magic doesn't.


The move will take place over approximately 30 minutes (with a fair wind and all going well) on Monday, March 2nd between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. MST. That's USMST (Mountain Standard Time: told you it was in Utah). For those who live beyond the shining seas I believe it is GMT-7.

We apologise in advance for any interruption or degradation of this free service.



New server

We are on the new shared server. I'm noticing a few slow responses but mostly good. Mind you the Yanks are all in bed right now - the big test comes when the Noo Yawkers get up tomorrow, log in, and start pretending to work.

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