Yesterday, our website was out for roughly 24 hours. Tragic? Certainly not. But maddening and disappointing it was.
If you attempted to visit yesterday, only to be rewarded with dead space and cryptic system messages, we apologize.
We thank Dreamhost, our website hosting provider, who in its infinite wisdom decided to schedule a move of our website in the middle of the day without informing us before throwing the kill switch. In a perfect storm of technical misfortune, our website move also coincided with a handful of other system-wide outages at Dreamhost.
While we wish we could say this is the last bit of instability we'll see, nothing is guaranteed. We are currently working on ways to improve the situation before we depart for Central America. We invite solutions – from the technical, “you should changes hosts to XYZ” to the sublime, “I've found these wicked prayer beads that seem to stabilize WordPress installations.”
Uncornered Market Coverage on Other Sites
As Murphy's Law would have it, the outage also occurred just as Uncornered Market was profiled on Travellious and Connected Peace Corps. We thank these websites for sharing our story.
If you haven't seen these articles yet, check them out. We very much appreciate the attention…but only wish that our website was working properly at the time.
Thanks for sticking with us through these technically tough times.