Recent Site Outage

I just wanted to give everyone an update on what happened late last night with the sites. As I was going through all the latest submissions, I kept seeing some messages that people were having trouble sending in submisisons on both TOR Fashion and ESO Fashion. Then I got a message from Dulfy that the sites were really sluggish.

I called the hosting provider and they couldn’t really narrow anything down other than the CPU was maxed out. This seems to be happening a lot lately, so the tech suggested rebooting the server after cycling it didn’t help.

Unfortunately, some file got corrupted during the reboot and the sites didn’t come back up. After a little more investigation, another tech was able to narrow it down and fix the file.

A couple hours later, I noticed TOR Fashion was having some major issues with the layout. The menus were all wonky and the front page was missing all the posts. All of the sites run on a multisite with MMO Fashion as the top level site. If the theme or plugins were causing a problem, it should have messed up all the pages, not just TOR Fashion.

A third phone call to the hosting provider tracked down one small part of the database that needed a repair. We did the repair and magically everything was back to normal.

Right now, everything seems to be working normally, but I am trying to track down whatever is causing all of these small problems. Please let me know if you see anything that’s not quite right. If you sent in a customized submission over the last 12 hours or so and don’t see it on the site, it may have gotten eaten. Any other submission should be in my queue, but it’ll be another 12-15 hours before I get a chance to post it.

I’m sorry for the inconvenience.