It happened again this past week: Database connection errors. It's really frustrating. Perhaps you've seen the 503 errors too. This is hardly a misconfiguration on my part. It's the misfortune of getting the cheapest hosting option.
When Siteground, my last hosting provider, went from reasonable to rapacious, I decided it was time to seek out a more budget friendly option. I got three years of DreamHost for under $220, and I figured I was set... Well it's more like I was set up. At first it was just a little sluggishness, but now it's tossing out failure messages.
So how's that customer support? Well, you go through the trouble of typing out a detailed explanation of the problem thinking you're opening a support ticket, and the next thing you know, they've redirected you to a nebulously related FAQ page based on key words in your support request... which is now gone as if you'd never typed it in the first place. So yeah... that'll piss off just about anyone, but it nearly gave me an aneurysm
So this problem could be solved with either time or money. If I had the time, I could set up my own web server and host from home. If I had the money, I could just buy a better web hosting plan. Sadly I have neither at the moment, so it looks like these little outages will be a part of Flush Twice and mBlip for the foreseeable future.
Unbelievable! While typing this little rant, I had to take a break because the system went down yet again. Seriously, if you are looking for a web host, you might want to look past DreamHost.
(Update 5-26-2019 13:19) It just did it again, and I finally found where to submit a support ticket. The ball's in their court. Let's see how they handle it.
This week, we have more jokes from Glenn, and a couple of fan-freakin-tastic contributions from "T.O.R.". Glenn tells me that George is doing much better now, and he should be back next week. In the meantime, the submission page is awaiting your best jokes, and firstname.lastname@example.org is also a great way to send Flush Twice new jokes.
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