We’re Back. I Think.

This image only captures a small slice of what I feel... Argh!

My server and hosting solution completely tanked over the last 2 days and I seriously apologize to all of you for this disruption.

I’ll have a longer post giving you some more details as well as my thoughts about what I’m going to do about it soon… very soon.

But for now, I’m headed to bed. I got my butt kicked today and I need some serious rest.

Thanks all. Missed you. It was far too long of a departure in this community!

Please let me know if you see anything weird or unusual – there’s a good chance things are a still a bit hairy!

  • http://www.ymimexico.org Dennis

    Yay! We missed you.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      ;) thanks dennis.

  • http://analteredreality.com Kevin

    Glad your back man. Sorry you had to go through that! It’s definitely messed up.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      sadness.

  • James

    Good to have you back :)I didn’t notice how much I enjoyed checking your blog each day until I couldn’t do it!

    Will also be very interested to hear your thoughts as I had similar issues a few weeks (and then days) ago!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      thanks james!

  • http://lifexpresseddigitally.me/blog Brian Alexander

    I’ve missed you. Was worried while the site was down.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      thanks brian. we’ll get it sorted.

  • http://getbusylivingblog.com Benny

    Yeah that’s gotta be frustrating! Everything looks good so far.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      thanks benny.

  • http://www.hansschiefelbein.com Hans

    John, bummer of a day – to say the least. Hope you can rest and bounce back tomorrow. Can I buy you a triple tall extra vanilla latte tomorrow? You deserve it ;)

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      ;) ah thanks hans.! i did. big one. 5 shot.

  • Blogger Profesionist

    Welcome back!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      thanks bro!

  • sai

    Try the LINODE
    They are more stable
    Similar cloud with better record and review

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      ewww. cold fusion.

  • http://marcuswilliamson.com Marcus Williamson

    Glad you’re back dude.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      so am i marcus!

  • http://www.geekfori.com Geek for i

    Back to Media Temple?

    I honestly was thinking about going VPS for my next server solution. May wait a bit.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      i have a post about it more. disappointed. for sure. i’d wait.

  • http://blog.planet5d.com planetMitch

    My personal thoughts are if you’re going to be serious about your website, you’ve got to be serious about your hosting. I used DreamHost for the first 2+ years and was moderately happy until I started having serious server load issues and they couldn’t tell me why – “Another user on your shared server is probably overloading the server” etc.

    I’m now paying a lot more – but I’m seriously happy with the personal service I get when I’m having questions or problems… I’m with hostduplex out of Chicago. https://secure.hostduplex.com/

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      thanks dude. i don’t allow affiliates in my comments. so i’m editing it.

  • http://www.valeriedeveza.com/ Valerie Deveza

    Yay! Good to have you back!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      thanks valerie!

  • Cosette Paneque

    Welcome back, John. I was starting to have withdrawal symptoms. I’m glad to see you up and running. Your blog is invaluable. Though I think this is my first time commenting, I am a regular reader.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      thanks cosette! i really appreciate it!

  • http://www.usedtiresblog.com Jean

    Great to see the website back up again John, I was worried when it was down, hopefully this is the last of the server issues.

    -Jean

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      i hope so too.

  • http://nwbingham.com Nathan W. Bingham

    Love that cartoon. Not a great experience, but as I wrote earlier, it’s great you have been able to reflect on the situation and learn some lessons (well, teach us a few things).