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:
- Site dies.
- I ring support, they also see the problem and raise a ticket for further investigation.
- Site comes back up.
- Support analyst checks site, it’s working now so they close the ticket.
- 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… 🙂