In recent news, there was a service interruption yesterday for about 2 hours between 1 and 3PM CST, due to Internet Service Provider issues with a fiber optic line.
Here is a list of some past updates, for archival purposes:
15NOV13 – I have removed some old accounts that hadn’t seen any activity in some time. I have, however, saved all of their data files, and anyone who wants their account restored or wants those files sent to them should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
15NOV13 – Though I haven’t updated this in quite some time, many changes have been going on. The server has been replaced with new hardware, new sites have been created, many behind-the-scenes enhancements.
30MAR10 – On a whim, I decided to redesign the shanock.com main page to give a more professional image. You may have noticed a bit of downtime recently, as our DNS service, ZoneEdit, was hit by some Denial-of-Service attacks. I have been looking into alternative options for DNS hosting so that this problem does not recur.
20JUN10 – I was away for 6 months on military duty, and while I was gone, the server had some problems with the hard drives. Upon return, I have replaced them with larger, faster ones. No user data was lost, and disk quotas have been upgraded to 5 gigabytes.
01MAR09 – The Shanock.com server upgrade is mostly done. A few wrinkles left, but all the critical systems are working. Among the major changes are a 64-bit operating system, new processor, more and faster memory, and striping and/or mirroring of all data.
26FEB09 – I’ve upgraded my PC, and am hand-me-down’ing my old hardware for a major upgrade to the shanock.com server. Expect the update to take place within a week. I estimate half an hour of downtime, with a number of reboots before and after for configuration tweaks.