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News from the Frontline..

My apologies for recent periods of site unavailability. Apparently, my hosting company is having a difficult time with the server that happens to host Perishable Press. As far as I can tell, the server problems began Wednesday morning (due to a “traffic spike”). By Thursday morning, Perishable Press (as well as a few of my other sites) had been down for a period exceeding eight nonconsecutive hours.

According to my log files, Thursday itself was even worse, with server uptime struggling at an embarrassing 78.7%. And, although Friday looked considerably better, the site continues to experience periods of downtime that inspire me to begin (once again) the arduous process of switching to a more reliable host..

Currently, the site is up, but only after a lengthy period of downtime earlier this morning. I figured I had better post an explanation while I had the chance.. who knows when stability will be restored. To be fair, up until Wednesday, my hosting provider has delivered reliable, consistent uptime. I sure hope they get back into the groove.

Until then, I will continue to do my best to keep everyone in the loop. I have several new articles in the works, and look forward to posting them as scheduled, or during available periods of server uptime. Unfortunately, future server performance is uncertain, as my host has not provided any explanations concerning the nature of these recently persistent interruptions. All information has been gleaned via support tickets, access logs, and the excellent server uptime reports freely provided by basicstate.com.

If you have any recommendations for a consistently reliable host that actually communicates issues with their customers, I would love to hear them..

Jeff Starr
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