According to the reports I got, they have been down for at least 13 hours. About from the actual damage causd by this downtime, what is worriying is that during all this time u2mike didn't even send any message to its customers regarding the nature of the problem. Usually their support is good and customers are not kept in the dark regarding significant problems.
u2mike.com, which I chose for its very good reputation for a low-budget nont-profit website, has been down for about 16 hours or so, and so far there is no sign of life from them. E-mails are not responded (probably they are simply not received) and the support staff is unavailable on MSN/ICQ.
While I hope they'll get their server up soon, I am beginning to think whether I need to protect important websites against such failures, and am wondering whether you know of cheap (in this case, the organization's budget is really minimal) means to assure availability. I read about Zoneedit's failover and mail backup services, which I suppose I could combine with a backup hosting account with another company. Would this be a good solution? Is there anything better I can do to keep the website & e-mail available, again, without a large expediture? Are there hosting companies that provide such failover services themselves?
Contact Type Registrant
Organization Name: U2K Hosting
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Warner
Address 1: 300 Beaton Pl
Address 2: Fort McMurray,Alberta,US T9K 2B8
EmailAddress: [email protected]
Via host-tracker.com it seems that there are 4 out of 23 nodes that note the the sites I have hosted with u2mike are still online apparently. So it might just be a silly nameserver thingy that went berserk. I still have no access to my site.
This is unbelievably bad. I was going to call today but since someone else tried and could not get through I will not waste my time. I just emailed the shaw.ca address and will hopefully get a reply soon.
I also emailed [email protected]. VPS Easy (vpseasy.com) is the "sister company" of U2Mike.
It seems like the servers might be moving. Server4 used to be at 184.108.40.206, but that now shows a machine running debian (instead of CentOS) and apache2 (instead of 1.33). Perhaps datacenter issues? I've been with u2mike for about 5 months, and I've always been satisfied, although I would like an answer.
Originally posted by mikeage It seems like the servers might be moving. Server4 used to be at 220.127.116.11, but that now shows a machine running debian (instead of CentOS) and apache2 (instead of 1.33).
How did you find out this info? I believe my sites are on server4 as well.
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Last 30 days 0.2 -100%
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Network Owner Cable & Wireless
Date of first message seen from this address 2005-06-29
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Originally posted by dhartung I was paying $25.00 per month and the sites I host hit at the most 200mb of bandwidth. Of the 10 or so sites I have they are all a few pages and mostly web presence type of sites.
I think that price is not that low, really. At Micfo, which is one company I am using myself, you could open two accounts to host 10 sites, and it would cost you about the same (or less).
My Micfo site has had about 99.9% uptime, and excellent speed.
I am in the other side of the world, and since others tried to call them I didn't try to do it myself. But I did try to e-mail layeredtech a short while ago. I'll of course post an update if I receive a reply.