All underlying software components needed to run this Forum (and other SOTW pages) are now in need for updating.
For this project the Forum will be turned off on Thursday starting circa 12 noon GMT (8 AM EDT - Eastern Daylight Time).
This effort will take approx. 6-10 hours.
Will post closer...
Because you found the Forum again, your DNS is finding the new IP for Sax on the Web!
If you see any problems or anomalies, something is behaving differently, please report here.
For other issues open a thread in Forum Problems.
The only problem I see see so far is that the French...
After doubling the RAM memory the SOTW forum service has been very stabilized recently.
The reason for the recent seven hour failure is yet to be explained.
Sorry for the delay in restoring the service.
Some 16 hours ago the SOTW Forum went down caused by database problems.
The forum data was restored and damaged tables repaired. Shortly after that the same happened again. That conviced us and the service provider that there was a hardware problem.
As result all RAM chips in database server...
The saxontheweb.net service was interrupted approx. 13 hours ago. These things happen at the worst possible time. Unfortunately I had problems with my home computer and could not access the site until recently. Everything should be restored by now.
I apologize for the inconvenience,
Because the previous thread got badly side-tracked I am opening a new one by re-iterating the situation. Looks like some members still have problems in accessing the forum. If so, please reply to this thread.
...what engineering designed, what sales sold...
I noticed that when I try to get antyhing on the forum to via forum.saxontheweb.net is now giving a 403 error.... saxontheweb.net/vbulletin based links work fine. Another local fellow is observing the same behavior, so it's not just me (and he's on a different ISP).
So, for example going to...
Second server configuration to be used only for the database handling (MySQL) has been ordered. This should improve the forum performance immensely.
Will have to turn the forum down for installation later today.