Server issues caused a nearly 8 hour downtime.
Aug 19, 2012 12:00 AM
What a stressful day. I was monitoring the site when suddenly the home directory was inaccessible. Then I couldn't log in. Then my host was saying I didn't have files and databases anymore. Very very stressful, I was extremely angry. Luckily I have regular backups of all our images and data, but even then, it's a lot of work to get everything running again. We're good now.
This is a reminder that data backups are really important. I take daily snapshots of our database, and monthly backups of the images. I keep a copy of all the data in a key chain around my neck. I am that paranoid!
Anyway, I have some new art out. Please contribute to the site by making a purchase in the store! If I can raise enough monthly funds through donations, it'll allow me to confidently upgrade to better servers. That would mean faster load times and less downtimes.
If I can raise $40 per month consistently, I could easily upgrade to a more reliable server.
So support the site in whatever way you can. We're back online!
Note: In the future, if I am ever down, check my Twitter account @sleepycomics. I will post status updates there.