Some minor outages…


There were some minor outages on the site yesterday. It seems the PHP engine on the server took a nosedive a few times.

That lead to a rather interesting interaction with the support staff at my hosting provider. It went like this:

  1. Site dies.
  2. I ring support, they also see the problem and raise a ticket for further investigation.
  3. Site comes back up.
  4. Support analyst checks site, it’s working now so they close the ticket.
  5. GOTO 1

How foolish I am. I forgot that if the problem isn’t happening at the very moment you check something, that means it can never ever happen at all so the problem must be solved!

I dispair… 🙂



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.