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Updates over the next 10 days

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Diamond Damien, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    There will be another round of updates over the next 10 days, it's all back-end stuff to make the user experience better.

    There maybe some periods of downtime but we will try and make them as short as possible outside of peak browsing hours.

    Thanks for supporting the forum.
     
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    no worries we can understand that...
    we love BHW
     
  3. sheep123

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    What ^^ he said. Why does firefox keep getting website compression errors when visiting bhw
     
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    thanks for the heads up
     
  5. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Had to move faster than we expected to but most of it is done now.
     
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    We whine when it's down cause we need our fix of BHW - but updates are important for security and user experience.

    Do what you got to do when you got to do it. We'll be waiting for it to come back, refreshing our screens. ;)
     
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    It's all worth it! this place is just incredible. I've been around for a long time and I find it really great!

    Keep up the good work and thanks a lot for the update!

    regards
     
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    What about the people paying thousands of dollars for advertisement on BlackHatworld?

    I would expect you guys to at least have 95% or more up time, yes I understand that DDOS attacks happen, but how come Wickedfire, DigitalPoint and WaFo are down much less?

    And the first two don't even get money from Banner Ads and Premium Memberships(Not sure about DP and Premium Memberships) ?

    A business is a business, and when there is money involved business owners should keep their shit together... When somebody complains about my service, as most service providers here I do everything to my potential to fix the issue for them, and not just ignore it. The downtime has been a recurring problem for over an year, and happens even more often after you moved to hostwinds!
     
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    Well, Warrior Forum and DP are not as good as BHW so they can't afford to have down times. BHW is the best there is, so they know they can go down for a bit because there is nothing else on the web comparable to this site. Warrior forum and DP are huge steps down in my opinion. (last night when BHW was down, I started browsing warrior forum but got bored after 5 minutes so I went to bed a lot earlier than usual lol)
     
  10. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Thanks for your comments Georgebg.

    Our uptime over the last year has been around the 99% mark. Before that it was around 90%. I agree it's not ideal but it's something we are working on to hit that magic five 9's. Sometimes we need to bring our service down to fix and upgrade and most people understand and support that.

    Our "shit" is together my friend and it will stay that way.


     
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    BHW moving from hostwinds?
     
  12. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Updates complete.

    We have moved from hostwinds by mutual agreement. We will continue to recommend hostwinds for hosting in the USA.
     
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    Let's hope their aren't anymore downtime. But it's very hard for a big forum like BHW to maintain a uptime of 99% but yes, a good and strong server is really needed in order to keep the uptime time. Let's hope the new move will make BHW much more stable.
     
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    I was wondering why you wanted to move to a UK host, and not a US host?

    I think you're based in the UK, but I would have thought more of your traffic would come via the US?
     
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    Good question!

    I'm also living in the UK and was considering using a local uk host, so it would be great if you could share some key benefits (of course without undermining hostwinds that I'm also using for one of my sites).

    Cheers for sharing!